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    Rafik Alili
    Senior Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Rafik Alili

    Senior Associate
    France / Private Equity
     

    Rafik joined 3i in 2016 and is a Senior Associate in the French Private Equity team.

    He has recently been involved in 3i’s investment in Ponroy, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry, offering OTC / food supplements and hygiene products. Rafik  also assists with the portfolio management of Loxam, a leader in construction and civil engineering rental equipment in Europe.

    Rafik began his career in Financial Advisory at Lazard, spending three and a half years as a sector generalist in their Paris office. His main focus was advising large corporates and private equity funds on M&A transactions, in addition to independent debt and equity advisory.

    Rafik holds an M.Sc. in Finance from ESCP Europe.

    3i office address

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

     

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    Brendon Anderson
    Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Brendon Anderson

    Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Brendon joined 3i in 2017 as a member of the North American Private Equity team based in New York. Since joining, Brendon has been involved in Q Holding.

    Most recently, Brendon was a member of the Global Industrials Group at Citigroup where he advised clients on M&A and capital rising.

    Brendon graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a BBA in Finance.

    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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    Menno Antal
    Managing Partner, co-head Private Equity

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Menno Antal

    Managing Partner, co-head Private Equity
    Benelux / Private Equity
     

    Menno Antal joined 3i in 2000. He is currently Managing Partner, co-head of Private Equity and part of 3i's Executive Committee, having been Managing Director for the Benelux since 2003.

    He has been a key member of the investment teams working on several of 3i’s Benelux Buyouts including Basic-Fit, Action, Element Materials Technology, VNU Media, Dockwise, Refresco Gerber, ABX, Hyva, UTT, Malmberg, De Telefoongids and YBR. He currently sits on the Board of Action, OneMed and BoConcept.

    Prior to joining 3i, Menno held a broad range of international managerial positions within Heineken.

    He has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455

     

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    George Archer
    Banking Director

    UK / Private Equity

    George Archer

    Banking Director
    UK / Private Equity
     

    George joined 3i in 2011 and is a Director in its Banking Team.  The team manages the firm's relationship with its financing institutions and provides debt financing advice and support to the international private equity activities of 3i and its portfolio companies.

    He has 23 years of banking experience and has worked on financing transactions for many of 3i’s portfolio companies, including Action, Aspen Pumps, Audley Travel, Basic Fit, BoConcept, Cirtec Medical, Element, Eltel, ESG, Euro-Diesel, Hans Anders, Lekolar, MKM, OneMed, Q Holding and SLR.

    Prior to 3i, George worked at The Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America and Barclays Capital, specializing in leveraged finance and sponsor coverage.  He has also held positions in leveraged loan syndications and in corporate restructuring.

    George holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College (University of London), a BSc (Hons) degree in Financial Services from UMIST and a MSc degree in Operational Research from Strathclyde University.

    3i office address

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

    North America / Private Equity

    Mark Bakker

    Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Mark joined 3i in 2008 in the Benelux team and is a Director currently based in the New York office.

    As a member of the deal team, he was involved in the Buyout, portfolio management and exit of Element Materials Technology, a global materials and product qualification testing business. Mark was also involved in 3i’s investments in Refresco and EURO-DIESEL and led the sale of German automotive supplier Hilite International to AVICEM from China. Mark was previously a Board member of VNU Media, which was sold to Belgian media conglomerate de Persgroep in 2012.

    Previously Mark worked at ABN AMRO Corporate Development and ABN AMRO Global Clients. During his time at ABN AMRO, he was involved in the sale of ABN AMRO to a consortium of Fortis, RBS and Santander. Mark started his career at Heineken where he executed a commercial excellence program in Seoul, South Korea.

    Mark holds a Masters degree in Technology Management from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

    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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    Guillaume Basquin
    Director

    France / Private Equity

    Guillaume Basquin

    Director
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Guillaume is a Director in the French Private Equity team and has been based in Paris since 2006.

    His investment track record includes the investments and exits of the leading French online broker Empruntis; Cerenicimo, a distribution platform for specialty rental real estate investment products; Labco, the European medical diagnostic network; WFCI, the leading player in the GSSA market (cargo freight management); Loxam, the European leader in rental equipment for the construction industry; and the current investment in Ponroy Santé Group, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry. Guillaume is currently on the board of Ponroy Santé Group.

    Guillaume graduated from the French engineering school ENSAM and has a Masters in Finance from ESCP. Before joining 3i, he worked in the Transaction Services department of PwC (providing due diligence services for PE houses and corporates) and in the Leverage Finance team of the French bank Société Générale in New York.

    3i office address

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

     

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    Rémi Carnimolla
    Partner, Managing Director

    France / Private Equity

    Rémi Carnimolla

    Partner, Managing Director
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Rémi joined 3i in 2003 and is currently the Head of the French and Spanish Private Equity teams. He sits on the Boards of Etanco and Ponroy Santé.

    Rémi recently led 3i’s investment in Ponroy Santé, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry, offering OTC / food supplements and hygiene products.

    In 2010, he led 3i’s investment in Vedici, the French group of private clinics, where he sat on the Board and worked with management to complete 12 acquisitions, while in parallel restructuring the group, optimising its operational efficiency and completing a major sale and lease back. Vedici doubled its size in four years and was successfully sold in 2014.

    Previous successful deals Rémi has led include Trescal, the global leader in calibration services. Rémi chaired the Supervisory Board and supported the management in its fast growing plan with five acquisitions across Europe and its expansion into the US. Trescal doubled its EBITDA in three years and was successfully sold in 2013.

    3i office address

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

       

    He was also involved in Keolis, public transport and GEKA, a cosmetic packaging specialist and has contributed to deals outside France, including Inspicio (testing and inspection in the UK) and ATESTEO (testing and inspection for the automotive industry in Germany and China). More recently Rémi contributed to winning TCR, Europe's leading provider of airport GSE (ground support equipment) services.

    Prior to joining 3i, Rémi founded and headed a French venture capital firm in Tunisia and spent three years with McKinsey. Rémi has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the Paris Business School (ESCP) and an executive MBA (sponsored by McKinsey).

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    Alexandre Chaton
    Director

    France / Private Equity

    Alexandre Chaton

    Director
    France / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Alexandre is a Director based in the French Private Equity team.

    He currently sits on the Board of Etanco, the European leading manufacturer and distributor of fasteners, and was recently involved in the investment in Formel D, an international leading provider of quality services for the automotive industry. Previously Alexandre was also involved in 3i's investment in Trescal, the global leader in calibration services.

    Before joining 3i, Alexandre spent more than three years in the M&A team of Goldman Sachs in London and Paris, where he worked on a number of French and cross-border transactions in the industrial and TMT sectors.

    Alexandre graduated from ESSEC business school, majoring in Finance.

    3i office address

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

     

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    Frédéric Chiche
    Director

    France / Private Equity

    Frédéric Chiche

    Director
    France / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Frédéric joined 3i in January 2017 as a Director and is based in French Private Equity team in Paris.

    Before joining 3i, Frédéric held roles in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Rothschild, as well as in private equity at Providence Equity and Silverfleet Capital, in both Paris and London.

    Most recently, Frédéric worked at ING in London with a particular focus on advising corporates and private equity funds on French M&A transactions. Prior to this, he was co-owner of a niche independent investment banking firm with offices in France and China.

    Frédéric graduated from the French engineering school, Telecom Paris, and the business school, HEC.

    3i office address

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

    North America / Private Equity

    Manny Cominsky

    Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Manny joined 3i in 2016 as a member of the North American Private Equity team based in New York. Since joining, Manny has been involved in the investments in JMJ Associates and Cirtec Medical.

    Previously, Manny worked in Natural Resources Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank where he advised metals and mining clients on M&A and financing transactions.

    Manny graduated from Harvard University with an AB in History.

    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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    James Cox
    Portfolio Director, Asset Management Group

    UK / Private Equity

    James Cox

    Portfolio Director, Asset Management Group
    UK / Private Equity
     

    James is a Portfolio Director in 3i's Asset Management Group which manages investments in a range of companies across a variety of sectors and geographies.

    He has been with 3i since 1998 having started his career at PiMS UK, a London based media services company, where he headed up the financial services account team. James subsequently joined 3i’s London SMI portfolio management team in 2002 where his focus was managing higher value minority investments.

    James has more than 15 years’ experience of managing Growth Capital and Buyout assets across a wide range of sectors, including a number within the food and beverage, media, leisure and support services areas. He has both invested in, and supported, companies at various stages of growth and completed a significant number of successful realisations across a wide range of sectors.

    3i office address

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

     

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    Jonathan Crane
    Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Jonathan Crane

    Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Jonathan is a Director based in London and heads up the UK Industrial team. His recent deals include Aspen Pumps, Element Materials Technology and MKM Building Supplies. He currently sits on the Board of Aspen Pumps.

    Jonathan brings 11 years’ experience from Bain in London and San Francisco where he managed the private equity team as well as worked on strategy, performance improvement and turnaround assignments for a wide variety of public and privately owned companies.

    Jonathan holds a Masters degree from Cambridge University in Natural Sciences and Management Studies.

    3i office address

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

     

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    Pieter de Jong
    Partner, Managing Director

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Pieter de Jong

    Partner, Managing Director
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Industrial,Business & Technology Services  

    Pieter joined 3i in 2004 and is Partner, Managing Director of 3i Benelux, based in Amsterdam.

    He was a key member of the deal team involved in Basic-Fit, Weener Plastics, Lampenwelt Refresco, Action and TouchTunes, He currently sits on the Boards of Basic-Fit and Weener Plastics.

    Pieter has more than 25 years’ experience in corporate finance, management and operations. He started his career at Stork in the US, before joining Van Den Boom Groep, a corporate finance consulting firm in Benelux, where he became partner responsible for M&A. After selling the company to NIBC, Pieter headed the M&A department.

    Pieter has an MBA degree from Georgia State University (USA) and a BBA degree from Nijenrode University (Netherlands).

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455

     

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    Philip De Vusser
    Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Philip De Vusser

    Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Philip joined 3i in 2016 as an Associate in the Benelux Private Equity team.

    Prior to joining 3i, Philip worked in Deutsche Bank’s Benelux and Global industrials corporate finance teams in Amsterdam and London.

    Philip holds an MSc in International Finance from HEC Paris and an MSc in Business Engineering from the University of Leuven.

    Philip was part of the deal team involved in the acquisition of Hans Anders in 2017.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455

     

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    Piotr Doniec
    Senior Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Piotr Doniec

    Senior Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Piotr joined the 3i team in 2017 as a Senior Associate in the German Private Equity team based in Frankfurt. He was a deal team member on 3i’s investments in Lampenwelt, the largest European online specialist in the lighting space, and Formel D, a global service provider to the automotive and component supply industry.

    Prior to joining 3i, Piotr has gained work experience as a Consultant with McKinsey and Company in the Corporate Finance practice and in investment banking at Deutsche Bank focused on M&A and ECM transactions. 

    Piotr holds a Masters degree in Finance from HEC Paris and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0
    +49 69 710000 113

     

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    Pablo Echart
    Director

    Spain / Private Equity

    Pablo Echart

    Director
    Spain / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Pablo Echart is a Director leading 3i Spain.

    He is experienced in Industrial sector investments, focusing on the operational improvement of portfolio companies, with particular expertise in lean and process optimisation. He has worked with several portfolio companies around the world, including Mémora Inversiones Funerarias and GES where he sits on the Board.

    Prior to joining 3i, Pablo was part of the leadership of McKinsey’s operations practice in Europe, specialising in company transformations across various sectors. Before joining McKinsey, Pablo worked at Arthur Andersen as an Auditor and Business Improvement Consultant.

    Pablo has a Masters in Business Administration from UCLA Anderson, holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Business Studies from Sheffield Hallam University and has a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Navarra.

    3i office address

    Calle Ruiz de Alarcón n 12 - 2º - B
    28014 Madrid
    +34 915 214 4 19
    +34 915 219 8 19
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