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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 Technology, 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 Dutch Bakery, Royal Sanders, Basic-Fit, Weener Plastics, Lampenwelt, Refresco and Action. He currently sits on the Boards of Dutch Bakery, 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
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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 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

     

    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 in the Business & Technology Services sector. He has been involved in 3i's investments in Mait, 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

     

    Investments

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    Maxim Gobbers
    Senior Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Maxim Gobbers

    Senior Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Maxim joined 3i in September 2021 and is a Senior Associate in the Amsterdam office. He is focused on the Business & Technology Services sector.

    Before joining 3i, Maxim was a Senior Associate at Apax Partners France where he primarily focused on Benelux investments and held various board observer positions. Prior to Apax Partners France, he worked in the Investment Banking Department of ABN AMRO, Amsterdam.

    He holds an MSc in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School, Belgium, and an MSc in International Business Management from Audencia, France.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
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    Juliette Grognet
    Senior Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Juliette Grognet

    Senior Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Industrial Technology  

    Juliette joined 3i in 2019 as a Senior Associate in the French Private Equity team. She is involved in 3i's current investment in Evernex (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.

    3i office address

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

     

    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. Robert focuses on Business & Technology Services and has been involved in 3i’s investments in WilsonHCG and arrivia.

    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

    Investments

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    Rahul Lulla
    Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Rahul Lulla

    Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Industrial Technology, Healthcare  

    Rahul Lulla joined 3i in 2012 as a member of the North American Private Equity team.

    Rahul focuses on Business & Technology Services and Healthcare and has been involved in 3i’s investments in Mold-Masters, Quintiles, TouchTunes, Q Holdings, Dynatect Manufacturing, arrivia and WilsonHCG. He currently sits on the Boards of arrivia, Dynatect Manufacturing and WilsonHCG.

    Previously, Rahul worked at Monitor Clipper Partners in Boston, where he focused on investments in business services and consumer. Prior to this, Rahul worked at Credit Suisse in New York where he was a member of the Investment Banking Division’s Healthcare Group.

    Rahul received a BA in Economics and Mathematics with Honors from Vassar College, and an MBA with Honors from Columbia Business School.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Tobias Middelkoop
    Analyst

    Germany / Private Equity

    Tobias Middelkoop

    Analyst
    Germany / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Tobias joined 3i in 2021 and is an Analyst in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt. He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Business & Technology Services sector. He is involved in 3i's investment in MAIT and was part of the deal team.

    Prior to joining 3i, Tobias interned in private equity at Cinven and in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

    Tobias holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Finance & Investments from Rotterdam School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Maastricht University.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Drew Olian
    Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Drew Olian

    Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Industrial Technology  

    Drew joined 3i in 2019 and is based in New York. He leads 3i’s Industrial sector coverage for North America and is also a member of 3i’s North America Business & Technology Services sector coverage team. He has been involved in 3i’s investments in JMJ Associates (where he is a current Board member) and Q Holding.

    Prior to joining 3i, Drew was a Vice President at The Carlyle Group, where he evaluated and executed a broad range of middle market buyout transactions with a focus on the industrial, transportation & logistics, and business services sectors. Previously, Drew worked as an Associate at Aurora Capital Group, focusing on middle market buyout transactions across diverse industries. He began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.

    Drew received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA cum laude in mathematical economics and international relations from Pomona College.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Andrew Olinick
    Partner, Managing Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Andrew Olinick

    Partner, Managing Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Andrew Olinick joined 3i in 2007 and is co-Head of 3i’s North America Private Equity team and the Global Head of Business & Technology Services. Andrew has played a key role in 3i’s investments in WilsonHCG, Magnitude Software, insightsoftware, arrivia (formerly International Cruises & Excursions), Element, JMJ Associates and TouchTunes. He currently sits on the Board of JMJ Associates, arrivia and WilsonHCG.

    Prior to joining 3i, Andrew was an Associate at VSS, where he focused on the media, business services and education sectors. Prior to joining VSS, Andrew was an Associate at ZelnickMedia, a media-focused private equity firm.

    Andrew received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    3i office address

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

    France / Private Equity

    Fabien Paradis

    Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer, Healthcare, Business & Technology Services  

    Fabien is an Associate in the Private Equity team based in Paris.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2018, Fabien previously worked in the Industrial M&A division at Deutsche Bank in London, and in Private Equity across Paris and London (AnaCap, Apax, BlackFin).

    Fabien holds an MSc in Finance from SKEMA Business School.

    3i office address

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

    North America / Private Equity

    Tyler Prebor

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Industrial Technology  

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

    Prior to joining 3i, Tyler worked as a Senior Associate at Pine Island Capital Partners, where he evaluated and executed a range of middle market buyout transactions with a focus on the industrial, A&D, and business services sectors. Prior to Pine Island, Tyler was an Associate in the Private Equity group at Bessemer Trust, a multi-family office. He began his career at RBC Capital Markets, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions in the consumer and retail sectors.

    Tyler graduated as a Warrington Finance Scholar and Lampros Scholar from the University of Florida, where he earned an MS and BS (magna cum laude) in Finance.

    3i office address

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

    North America / Private Equity

    Connor Rossner

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Industrial Technology  

    Connor joined 3i in 2019 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York. Connor has since been involved in 3i’s investments in Dynatect, Magnitude and WilsonHCG.

    Prior to joining 3i, Connor was a consultant at Oliver Wyman, where he worked on a variety of strategy and commercial diligence engagements across the US, Europe and the Middle East.

    Connor graduated with honors from Cornell University, where he studied Economics and English.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Alec Rubenstein
    Associate Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Alec Rubenstein

    Associate Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Consumer  

    Alec joined 3i in 2015, based in 3i's North American Private Equity team. He focuses primarily on software and business & technology services with a focus on new investments in supply chain software, ERP, digital commerce, and infrastructure software.  He also spends time in eCommerce and consumer.  Alec has been involved in 3i’s platform investments in WilsonHCG, MPM, Magnitude Software, insightsoftware, arrivia (formerly International Cruises & Excursions), Audley Travel, and Dynatect. He has also been involved in the SOR Technology, iCruise/WMPH and Thodacon GMBH transactions. He is currently a Board Director for arrivia and WilsonHCG.

    Prior to 3i, Alec was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company where he worked in the private equity group and for corporate clients in the business services, consumer products and telecommunications sectors. His work included commercial due-diligence, growth strategy, post-merger integration, performance improvement and supply-chain restructuring.

    Alec graduated as a Robertson Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, where he earned a BS in Business Administration and BA in Economics.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Jake Smith
    Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Jake Smith

    Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Healthcare  

    Jake joined 3i in 2021 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 Analyst in the Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on M&A advisory and capital raising transactions.

    Jake graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Economics.

    3i office address

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

    Investments
    Cirtec Medical

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    Michael Specht
    Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Michael Specht

    Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Michael joined 3i in 2015 and is a Director in the German Private Equity team. He is responsible for the Business & Technology Services sector in the German-speaking region. He led the investment in MAIT, an IT services provider and was part of the deal team for the investment in Luqom (Lampenwelt), an online retailer of lighting products. He is currently on the Boards of MAIT and DNS:NET, a provider of fibre telecommunication solutions.

    Prior to joining 3i, Michael worked at Warburg Pincus in Frankfurt and London, where he was involved in a number of private equity investments in Germany and Europe. Previously, he worked in the Transaction Advisory Services division of Ernst & Young and in consulting with Deloitte Consulting.

    Michael holds a Master degree in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

    3i office address

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