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    Simon Andersen
    Digital Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Simon Andersen

    Digital Director
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Simon Andersen is a Digital Director based in London. His role is to drive digital strategies in 3i’s portfolio companies across Europe and the US as well as in the evaluation of new investments. He previously worked at Marks and Spencer, where he was Head of Digital International since 2014. Prior to this, Simon was Head of Online Innovation at Woolworths (Australia) for two years, and he co-founded a data start-up (Userneeds) in 2008. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group in 2002.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    3i’s Simon Andersen explains how 3i creates value through digital
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    George Archer
    Senior Director - Banking

    UK / Private Equity

    George Archer

    Senior Director - Banking
    UK / Private Equity
     

    George joined 3i in 2011 and is a Senior Director in its Banking Team. The team manages the firm's relationships 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 25 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, Dynatect, Element, Eltel, ESG, Euro-Diesel, Hans Anders, I.C.E., Kinolt, Lekolar, Magnitude, MKM, OneMed, Q Holding, Royal Sanders and SLR.

    Prior to 3i, George worked at The Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America and Barclays Capital, specialising 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

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Mark Bakker

    Director
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Healthcare  

    Mark is a Director based in Amsterdam. He joined 3i in 2008 and has also worked in 3i's New York office.

    As a member of the deal team, he was involved in the investment in Magnitude, a data management software company, and ICE, a global travel & loyalty business. Mark was also involved in the buyout, portfolio management and exit of Element Materials Technology, a global testing business, as well as 3i’s investments in Refresco and KINOLT and several add-on investments in the Netherlands for Onemed. Mark led the sale of German automotive supplier Hilite International to AVICEM from China. He is a Board member of Magnitude.

    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

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

     

    Investments

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    Jake Behrman
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Jake Behrman

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Healthcare  

    Jake joined 3i in 2018 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York. Jake has since been involved in 3i’s investment in Cirtec Medical.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jake worked as an Associate at Metalmark Capital, a middle-market private equity firm currently investing out of a $2.5 billion fund. While at Metalmark, he helped execute a number of platform investments and transformative portfolio company acquisitions. Jake was previously an Analyst in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley.

    Jake graduated from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business with High Distinction.

    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
    Cirtec Medical

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    Philipp Bruchmann
    Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Philipp Bruchmann

    Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial, Business & Technology Services  

    Philipp joined 3i in 2017 and is a director based in the Frankfurt office.

    He focuses on Industrials and Business & Technology Services and has been involved in 3i’s investments in Formel D and Vascotube, a material add-on for Cirtec Medical. Philipp is currently a board member of Formel D.

    Previously, Philipp was Vice President of Group Corporate Development / M&A at Deutsche Telekom where he led various strategic and M&A projects across Europe. He also served on the Supervisory Board of T-Mobile Netherlands. Prior to this, he was a Principle in Private Equity at Warburg Pincus, where he focused on the TMT, Business Services and Industrial sectors.

    Philipp holds a European Masters in Management (MSc) and a Diplôme de Grande Ecole from ESCP Europe.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Lauren Causon
    Legal Counsel

    UK / Private Equity

    Lauren Causon

    Legal Counsel
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Lauren joined 3i as Legal Counsel in 2019 and has responsibility for supporting the Private Equity team globally on new investments and divestments, portfolio matters and legal risk management.

    Prior to 3i, Lauren was an associate in the corporate team at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP in London, where she advised private equity funds and portfolio companies on international M&A, management incentivisation, restructurings and refinancings. Lauren trained and qualified at Travers Smith LLP and completed a six month secondment to Hellman & Friedman.

    Lauren holds a BSc in Politics from the University of Bristol and completed her post-graduate legal studies at the University of Law, Guildford and BPP University, London.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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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 Private Equity team. He sits on the Boards of Havea and Evernex.

    In 2019, Rémi led 3i’s investment in Evernex, a leading European provider of third party maintenance services for data centre infrastructure.

    In 2017, he led 3i’s investment in Havea, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry, offering OTC / food supplements and hygiene products. Since 3i's investment, the company has completed three acquisitions (Ersa/Aragan, Densmore and Pasquali).

    In 2011, he led 3i's investment in Etanco, a European specialist in fastening systems for the construction industry, where he sat on the Board. Together with management, they made a strategic acquisition in Poland and ran several improvement programmes including pricing and sales force excellence. Etanco was successfully sold in 2018 having grown and expanded during two construction sector downturns.

    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), ATESTEO (testing and inspection for the automotive industry in Germany and China), Formel D (global service / quality assurance provider to the automotive industry; Germany), Hans Anders (market leading value-for-money optical retailer; Benelux) and TCR (leading global provider of airport ground support equipment; Benelux).

    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).

    Investments

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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 based portfolio management team in 2002 where his focus was managing higher value minority investments.

    James has 20 years’ experience of managing Growth Capital and Buyout assets across a wide range of sectors. He has both invested in, and supported, companies at various stages of growth and completed a significant number of successful realisations including the sales of SLR Consulting, Oticas Carol and OneMed.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

    • OneMed
    • Tato
    • Various legacy assets
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    Pieter de Jong
    Co-Head, Private Equity

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Pieter de Jong

    Co-Head, Private Equity
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Industrial, Business & Technology Services  

    Pieter joined 3i in 2004, was Managing Director of 3i Benelux and has been co-Head Private Equity and a member of the Executive Committee since 2019. He is based in Amsterdam.

    He was a key member of the deal teams involved in Royal Sanders, Basic-Fit, Weener Plastics, Luqom Group, Refresco and Action.  He currently sits on the boards of Basic-Fit and Royal Sanders and is an Observer on the board of 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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    3i’s Pieter de Jong and Rene Moos, CEO of Basic-Fit, discuss Basic-Fit’s growth story and the partnership with 3i.
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    Piotr Doniec
    Associate Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Piotr Doniec

    Associate Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Piotr joined the 3i team in 2017 and is an Associate Director in the German Private Equity team based in Frankfurt. He was a deal team member on 3i’s investments in Luqom Group, 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 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

     

    Investments

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    Stephan Duwe
    Senior Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Stephan Duwe

    Senior Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Stephan joined 3i in 2019 and is a Senior Associate in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as on the Business & Technology Services sector. He has been involved in 3i's investments in GartenHaus and Weener Plastics.

    Prior to joining 3i, Stephan worked in Investment Banking at Perella Weinberg Partners in London.

    Stephan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and an MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Andreas Gold
    Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Andreas Gold

    Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Andreas joined 3i in 2007 and is a Director in the Frankfurt office.

    His key investments include: NORMA Group and add-on investment into R.G.Ray, forming a leader in engineered joining technology as well as its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; Amor, the German market leader for affordable precious jewellery; Christ, a leading retailer for jewellery and watches in Germany; and Scandlines, one of Europe’s largest ferry operators.

    Andreas holds an MSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School in London.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Rowena Gracey
    Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Rowena Gracey

    Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Consumer, Healthcare  

    Rowena joined 3i in 2007 and is based in London, focusing on originating, executing and representing 3i on the Boards of Private Equity investments. She has been involved in 3i's investments in Audley Travel, Aspen Pumps and Phibro Animal Health, and the sale of Centrul Medical Unirea to Advent International. Rowena currently sits on the Board of Audley Travel.

    Previously, Rowena worked for venture capital firm Scottish Equity Partners in London, and for boutique funds management group Quest Asset Partners in Sydney.

    Rowena holds a Bachelor of Advanced Science/Commerce degree from the University of Sydney, Australia and spent one year of her degree on exchange at Royal Holloway, University of London.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Juliette Grognet
    Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Juliette Grognet

    Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Industrial  

    Juliette joined 3i in 2019 as an Associate in the French Private Equity team. She is involved in the monitoring of 3i's current investment in Evernex, a global provider of maintenance services for critical IT infrastructure.

    Prior to joining 3i, Juliette worked at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in London where she realised several investments and divestments and was involved in the ongoing portfolio management of a number of assets.

    Juliette started her career at Barclays Investment Bank in London, working in the M&A division where she developed expertise in the Consumer and Industrial sectors across Europe. She holds an MSc in Corporate Finance and a Master’s in Management from EDHEC Business School.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Rupert Howard
    Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Rupert Howard

    Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Rupert Howard is a Director based in London and heads up the UK consumer team.

    Rupert joined 3i in 2018 prior to which he was a Director in the Consumer, Retail and Leisure team at Rothschild in London. He brings 12 years’ experience advising both public and private companies on transactions across the UK and Europe.

    Rupert graduated with a BA from Durham University.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Robert Jones
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Robert Jones

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Robert joined 3i in 2020 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York. Prior to joining 3i, Robert worked as a Vice President at Bridge Growth Partners, where he invested in the technology and tech-enabled services sectors.  He was also previously an Analyst at J.P. Morgan in the Financial Institutions investment banking group. 

    Robert graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a BS in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School along with a History minor from the College of Arts & Sciences.

    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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