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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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    Simon Andersen discusses B2C digital trends in 2021
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    George Archer
    Banking Partner

    UK / Private Equity

    George Archer

    Banking Partner
    UK / Private Equity
     

    George joined 3i in 2011 and is a Banking Partner in its Banking Team.  He has 27 years of banking experience and has worked on financing transactions for many of 3i's portfolio companies, including Action, Arrivia, Aspen Pumps, Audley Travel, Basic-Fit, BoConcept, Cirtec Medical, Dynatect, Element, Eltel, ESG, Hans Anders, Kinolt, Lekolar, Magnitude, MKM, OneMed, Q Holding, Royal Sanders, SLR and Wilson HCG.

    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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    Sam Beach
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Sam Beach

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Sam joined 3i in 2021 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York.

    Prior to joining 3i, Sam worked as an Associate at Windjammer Capital Investors, where he invested in a broad range of advanced manufacturing, specialty distribution, and business service industry sectors.  He was also previously an Analyst at Harris Williams & Co.

    Sam received an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

    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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    Jake Behrman
    Associate Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Jake Behrman

    Associate Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Healthcare  

    Jake joined 3i in 2018 in the New York office and is a member of the Healthcare sector coverage team. Jake has since been involved in 3i’s investments in Cirtec Medical, SaniSure, and ten23 Health.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jake worked as an Associate at Metalmark Capital, a middle-market private equity that has managed more than $8 billion through its funds. 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
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    Pierre-Axel Botuha
    Director

    France / Private Equity

    Pierre-Axel Botuha

    Director
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Pierre-Axel is a Director in the Private Equity team based in Paris.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2021, he was a Principal at L Catterton where he focused on consumer investments in Europe. Pierre-Axel began his career at La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild, advising on M&A transactions in France, Germany and China. He previously worked at BCG, supporting international strategy projects in the industrials, logistics and automotive sectors, and L-GAM, a UK-based, long-term oriented, private equity firm.

    Pierre-Axel holds an MBA from INSEAD (with Distinction), a MSc in Engineering from Supelec Paris, and a Masters in Economics from Paris XI University.

    3i office address

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

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    3i’s Rémi Carnimolla discusses “naturality”, the growing consumer interest in health and wellness [in French]

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    Grace Chang
    Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Grace Chang

    Associate Director
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Grace is an Associate Director in the UK Private Equity team.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2021, Grace was an investor at Apax Partners, focused on consumer retail, digital media and technology. Prior to Apax, Grace worked at Lazard in the M&A team, after having started her career in transaction services at KPMG.

    Grace holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University, and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

    3i office address

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

    • Tato Holdings
    • Permali Gloucester
    • Various legacy assets
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    Casper de Bok
    Analyst

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Casper de Bok

    Analyst
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Healthcare, Industrial  

    Casper joined 3i in 2021 as an Analyst in the Private Equity team based in Amsterdam.

    He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in the Benelux as well as in the Healthcare and Industrial sector. Casper is involved in 3i’s investments in Royal Sanders and Basic Fit.

    Prior to joining 3i, Casper gained internship experience in sell-side M&A at Lincoln International and in mid-market Private Equity at Avedon Capital Partners.

    Casper holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering and is in the final stages of completing an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the Technical University of Delft.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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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 a Board Observer at 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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    Alex Dischler
    Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Alex Dischler

    Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Healthcare  

    Alex joined 3i in 2019 and is an Associate in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Healthcare sector. He is involved in 3i's investment in Christ.

    Prior to joining 3i, he worked in Strategy Consulting at L.E.K. Consulting in London, Munich and Paris. Previously, Alex worked as a Consultant in the Restructuring and Corporate Finance practice of FTI Consulting-Andersch in Frankfurt. He holds a Diplôme Grande École from ESCP Europe Business School in Paris and a Masters in Management from Cass Business School, London.

    3i office address

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

    Germany / Private Equity

    Piotr Doniec

    Associate Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Piotr joined 3i in 2017 and is an Associate Director in the 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. He currently sits on the board of Formel D.

    Prior to joining 3i, Piotr gained work experience as a Consultant with McKinsey and in investment banking at Deutsche Bank. 

    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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    Lukas Dreher
    Associate, Private Equity

    Germany / Private Equity

    Lukas Dreher

    Associate, Private Equity
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Lukas joined 3i in 2021 as an 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 Industrials sector. He is involved in 3i’s investment in Formel D.

    Prior to joining 3i, Lukas worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays in Frankfurt.

    Lukas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim.

    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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