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    Matt Edwards
    Associate Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Matt Edwards

    Associate Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Matt is an Associate Director in 3i's Infrastructure team in London and joined in January 2017. He is primarily responsible for the asset management of infrastructure and energy projects in the UK and continental Europe. Matt also leads on a number of value enhancement strategies as well as evaluating and executing selected investment opportunities.

    Previously Matt was an Investment Director at Innisfree Limited where he was responsible for asset management of operational infrastructure projects and led on a number of secondary PPP acquisitions.

    Matt holds a first class honours degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Nottingham and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Kate Flanagan
    Vice President

    North America / Infrastructure

    Kate Flanagan

    Vice President
    North America / Infrastructure
     

    Kate joined 3i’s New York Infrastructure team as a Vice President in 2018. Her role is principally focused on the evaluation of infrastructure opportunities in North America and asset management support to 3i’s North American infrastructure assets.

    Kate has over 9 years’ experience in the infrastructure investment community. Prior to joining 3i, Kate worked at QIC in their newly established North American office for two and a half years where she managed the transport sector for QIC’s North American activities across both business development and asset management. Previously, Kate ran an independent consulting business providing support to equity investors on global transport assets and had a six-year career with Cintra in Texas and Sydney. She was a founding member of Cintra’s Sydney office in her role as Technical Manager, undertaking corporate and business development activities in Australia and Southeast Asia. Her other roles at Cintra included being Traffic and Revenue Manager for Cintra’s North American market. Key responsibilities in these prior roles included deal origination, transaction due diligence, and asset portfolio management.

    Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Hons) and Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Transportation (Hons), both from the University of Texas at Austin.

    3i office address

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +1 (212) 848 1400
    +1 (212) 848 1401
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    Thomas Fodor
    Investor Relations Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Thomas Fodor

    Investor Relations Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Thomas is Investor Relations Director for 3i Group’s Infrastructure business and joined in February 2016. He is responsible for interacting with the limited partners and public shareholders across 3i Group’s infrastructure funds as well as managing any new fundraising and co-investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining 3i, Thomas worked in the private placement team at HSBC, where he advised General Partners on fundraising in Europe and Asia. Thomas started his career at Lehman Brothers where he focused on private placements and fundraising for alternative investment funds.

    Thomas holds a Master in Finance and Business Administration from HEC, Paris.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Jason Gao
    Associate

    North America / Infrastructure

    Jason Gao

    Associate
    North America / Infrastructure
     

    Jason joined 3i in 2017 as an Associate in the North American Infrastructure team.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jason was an Analyst at Macquarie Capital where he focused on M&A and financing advisory in the energy infrastructure space.

    Jason holds a B.Sc. in business, magna cum laude, from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

    3i office address

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +1 (212) 848 1400
    +1 (212) 848 1401
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    Bill Glennon
    Senior Associate

    North America / Infrastructure

    Bill Glennon

    Senior Associate
    North America / Infrastructure
     

    Bill joined 3i in 2018 as a Senior Associate in the North American Infrastructure team. Prior to joining 3i, Bill was an Associate at Avista Capital Partners where he was responsible for the origination, execution and management of private equity investments in the communications and healthcare sectors.

    Bill began his career at Morgan Stanley in the media and communications investment banking group.

    Bill holds Bachelor’s degrees in economics and honors mathematics from Boston College.

    3i office address

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +1 (212) 848 1400
    +1 (212) 848 1401
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    Stéphane Grandguillaume
    Partner

    France / Infrastructure

    Stéphane Grandguillaume

    Partner
    France / Infrastructure
     

    Stéphane is a Partner in 3i's Infrastructure team in Paris and joined 3i in November 2013, following 3i’s acquisition of Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Limited. He joined BIFM in 2006.

    Stéphane leads 3i’s Infrastructure team in Paris and oversees the origination of projects across Europe for various funds including EOPF, for which he co-led the fundraising activity in 2017-2018.  

    Previously, Stéphane was head of Egis Investment Partners, after starting his career in international financial institutions such as the World Bank. He graduated as a civil engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole National des Ponts-et-Chaussées.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00

     


    Investments

     


    3i’s Stéphane Grandguillaume and Frédéric Lanoë, CEO of Valorem, discuss their partnership and Valorem’s growth plans.
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    Anjali Gupta
    Partner and Managing Director India

    India / Infrastructure

    Anjali Gupta

    Partner and Managing Director India
    India / Infrastructure
     

    Anjali joined 3i in 2007 from ICICI Bank where she was part of the project finance group, heading the Transportation sub-group. She brings 25 years of experience having worked in the areas of project financing, debt and equity syndication, restructuring and investment banking in her prior assignments at ICICI Bank, Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd., KPMG and SBI Capital Markets.

    She holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelors Degree in Science from Gujarat University.

    3i office address

    3i India Private Limited,
    Level 7 B-Wing,
    Capital Bandra Kurla Complex,
    Mumbai - 400 051
    +91-22-49055850
    +91-22-49055999
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    Jaime Hector
    Senior Adviser

    UK / Infrastructure

    Jaime Hector

    Senior Adviser
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Jaime joined 3i in 2017 as Senior Adviser, Infrastructure, and holds board positions at a number of Spanish concession companies.  Previously, he was Partner at EISER Infrastructure, an independent infrastructure fund manager (originally part of ABN Amro) where, since 2006, he was involved in origination and asset management in a wide range of sectors across Europe including energy, transport and oil storage.  Prior to that Jaime worked for English merchant bank Schroders and, after its acquisition by Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup covering a wide range of products in the infrastructure sector, from project financings (e.g. PPPs), restructurings and refinancings to privatisations and private M&A (including acquisition financing), mostly acting as an advisor.

    Jaime has an MBA from IESE (Barcelona, Spain) and an aeronautical engineering degree from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Andrew Hopkins
    Associate Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Andrew Hopkins

    Associate Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Andrew joined 3i in February 2014 and is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals in the infrastructure and energy sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Andrew worked in the investment banking division of Macquarie covering M&A and financing transactions, with a focus on infrastructure and energy. He also worked in the supply division of an ExxonMobil / Shell joint venture.

    Andrew holds a first-class degree in Chemical Engineering from University College London.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Yi Huang
    Associate

    France / Infrastructure

    Yi Huang

    Associate
    France / Infrastructure
     

    Yi is an Associate in 3i’s Infrastructure team in Paris and joined in February 2017. She is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals in the infrastructure sector

    Prior to joining 3i, Yi worked as an Investment Analyst at InfraRed Capital Partners in London.

    Yi holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts ParisTech, and an MSc in Finance from Imperial College, London Business School.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
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    Laura Kaps
    Senior Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Laura Kaps

    Senior Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Laura is a Senior Associate in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London and joined 3i in August 2017. She is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of transactions in the infrastructure sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Laura worked in the investment banking divisions of Evercore and J.P. Morgan in London and Frankfurt advising on Infrastructure, Transport and Energy transactions.

    Laura holds a MSc in International Business from Maastricht University, Netherlands and Queen’s University, Canada and a Master of European Studies from TU Berlin, Germany.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Benjamin Krause
    Partner

    North America / Infrastructure

    Benjamin Krause

    Partner
    North America / Infrastructure
     

    Ben joined 3i in 2017 as a Partner in the North American Infrastructure team. Prior to joining 3i, Ben was an Investment Director at Hastings Funds Management where he was responsible for the origination, execution and management of infrastructure equity investments. He was a member of Hastings’ Investment Committee and Asset Review Committee. Ben is on the board of Smarte Carte.

    Earlier in his career, Ben was an Associate in the Global Commodities Group at Lehman Brothers focusing on structured commodity transactions involving power, natural gas, coal, renewables and emissions for independent power and regulated utility clients.

    Previously, he was an Analyst in Lehman's Global Power Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and corporate advisory to power and utility companies in the United States.

    Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Colgate University.

    3i office address

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +1 (212) 848 1400
    +1 (212) 848 1401

     

    Investments

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    Rick Lethbridge
    Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Rick Lethbridge

    Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Rick is an Associate in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London having joined in August 2018. He is responsible for supporting the portfolio and asset management activities of projects in the UK and continental Europe, as well as the origination and execution of new investments.

    Previously Rick worked at DWPF where he provided financial advice on infrastructure transactions, and prior to that at GE Energy in their renewable energy development team.

    Rick has an MSc in Infrastructure Investment & Finance from University College London.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 313
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Céline Maronne
    Associate Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Céline Maronne

    Associate Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Céline is an Associate Director in 3i's Infrastructure team in London and joined 3i in November 2013, following 3i’s acquisition of Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Limited. She joined BIFM in 2011. Her role involves originating, evaluating and executing new investment opportunities in the infrastructure sector, as well as managing existing investments with a particular focus on transport and power transmission.

    She led 3i Infrastructure plc’s investment in West of Duddon Sands OFTO and she was involved in 3i Infrastructure’s plc investment in TCR, the European ground support equipment leasing business. Most recently, Céline worked on the acquisitions of four transport concessions in Spain.

    Céline holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School (Paris).

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232

     

    Investments

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    Antoine Matton
    Director

    France / Infrastructure

    Antoine Matton

    Director
    France / Infrastructure
     

    Antoine is a Director in 3i's Infrastructure team in Paris and joined 3i in November 2013, following 3i’s acquisition of Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Limited. He joined BIFM in 2008.

    His role involves originating, evaluating and executing new investment opportunities in the infrastructure and energy sectors, with a particular focus on France, Spain and the Benelux.

    In particular, he led 3i Infrastructure plc's investment in the A9 motorway project in the Netherlands, and had a leading role in 3i Infrastructure plc's investment in Valorem, a leading independent renewable energy development and operating company. He retains responsibility for the asset management of this investment. Most recently, Antoine also worked on the acquisition of four transport concessions in Spain.

    Antoine graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris and holds a Licence in Economics, obtained with Honours, from the Paris Dauphine University.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
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    Hazel McElwain
    Legal Counsel

    UK / Infrastructure

    Hazel McElwain

    Legal Counsel
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Hazel is a solicitor with over ten years’ experience in infrastructure.

    She joined 3i’s Infrastructure Team as legal counsel in January 2015, with responsibility for legal risk management, legal and regulatory aspects of new investments, portfolio management and debt financing.

    Prior to this, Hazel worked in the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure team at Allen & Overy LLP from 2006 – 2014, specialising in infrastructure financing and PPP projects.

    Hazel has a MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford and is a qualified solicitor.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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