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    David Stephens
    Partner

    UK / Private Equity

    David Stephens

    Partner
    UK / Private Equity
    Industrial Technology, Services

    David is a Partner based in London and is co-head of the UK Private Equity team, leading its efforts in the Industrial and broader Technology sectors.

    David has worked on a number of 3i investments, including its acquisition of London-based Digital Barriers, a leading provider of IoVT surveillance and security products; Sussex-based Aspen Pumps, the global market leader in condensate removal pumps; Oxfordshire-based Audley Travel, the leading provider of tailor-made travel; Ohio-based Q Holding, manufacturer of precision moulded rubber and silicone components for the auto and medical industries; and Wisconsin-headquartered Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc, manufacturer of critical components to protect and elongate equipment lifetimes and promote worker safety.

    David currently sits on the boards of Audley Travel and Digital Barriers.

    Prior to joining 3i, David worked in investment banking at DC Advisory Partners, advising clients on European mid-market M&A.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0) 20 7975 3131
  • Jim Stoner
    Jim Stoner
    Head of Legal, Infrastructure

    UK / Infrastructure

    Jim Stoner

    Head of Legal, Infrastructure
    UK / Infrastructure

    Jim is a lawyer with over twenty-five years’ experience in infrastructure and private equity investments and funds. He has worked in 3i’s Infrastructure Team since 2007 and heads a legal team with responsibilities for legal risk management, legal and regulatory aspects of new investment, portfolio management, fund structuring, and equity and debt raising by 3i and its fund clients.

    Jim joined 3i in 1998, initially working with the UK investment business and subsequently for the wider 3i corporate group.

    Jim qualified as a solicitor and worked at international private equity and M&A law firm Ashurst from 1993 to 1998.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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    Rohith Sunkaraneni
    Senior Associate

    UK / Private Equity

    Rohith Sunkaraneni

    Senior Associate
    UK / Private Equity

    Rohith is a Senior Associate in the Banking team within 3i Private Equity. He has worked on financing transactions for a number fo 3i's portfolio companies, including: Action, European Bakery Group, Konges Sløjd, nexeye, SaniSure, Wilson HCG and xSuite.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2022, Rohith spent over seven years at NatWest Bank working across a range of teams. He spent most of his time in Leveraged Finance, working on European mid-market and large-cap buyouts and financings across all sectors.

    Rohith holds a BSc in Biology with Business Management from Imperial College, London.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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    Jamie Supple
    Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Jamie Supple

    Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Services, Software

    Jamie joined 3i in 2017. He is focused on originating and executing Private Equity investments across a range of industry sectors, primarily within the UK.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jamie was an Investment Manager at Duke Street, where he focused on the services and healthcare sectors. Prior to that, he worked in the investment banking team at Hawkpoint Partners in London advising on public and private transactions across a variety of sectors.

    Jamie holds a BA in Economics from Durham University.

    3i office address

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

    Investments

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    James Thompson
    Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    James Thompson

    Associate Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Industrial Technology

    James is an Associate Director in the UK Private Equity team. He focuses on originating and executing Private Equity investments across a range of industry sectors within the UK and observes the Board for 3i's investment in Scandlines.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2016, James worked as a consultant at Roland Berger and Deloitte where he focussed on aerospace, advanced materials and other industrial opportunities.

    James holds a MEng in Materials Science from the University of Oxford.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
  • Joanna Thomson
    Jo Thomson
    Active Partnership Practice Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Jo Thomson

    Active Partnership Practice Director
    UK / Private Equity

    Jo Thomson leads the Active Partnership team. Her core responsibilities include the sharing of best practice across our investors as well as our portfolio companies. This incorporates the delivery of key events such as the CEO and Chair Forums, developing Active Partnership related training, creating visibility of advisor performance on Active Partnership initiatives as well as working on key business priorities, for example digitisation, sustainability and D,E&I. 

    Jo is also responsible for the marketing and internal communications for the Private Equity business.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jo worked at EY in their Global Private Equity team. 

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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    Oscar Tylegård
    Partner

    UK / Infrastructure

    Oscar Tylegård

    Partner
    UK / Infrastructure

    Oscar joined 3i in 2013 and was appointed Partner in July 2023. He is responsible for the origination, execution and asset management of infrastructure investments. His transaction experience includes ESVAGT, East Surrey Pipelines, Infinis, Alkane Energy, Elenia and Tampnet. He is currently on the boards of Tampnet and ESVAGT. 

    Prior to joining 3i, Oscar worked in the investment banking department of Macquarie, with a focus on power and utilities.

    Oscar holds a MSc in Economics from Uppsala University.

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    Nicolas Urban
    Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Nicolas Urban

    Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer

    Nicolas joined 3i in 2014 and is a Director in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    He was part of the deal team in 3i's investments in Luqom Group, GartenHaus, MPM, Weener Plastics and KINOLT. He currently sits on the Board of Luqom Group. Nicolas previously sat on the Board of Christ and was an Observer on the GEKA Board.

    Previously, Nicolas worked in Deutsche Bank’s investment banking team with a focus on M&A. Nicolas holds a Masters degree in Finance & Accounting from London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree in Business from WHU.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Yaad Virdee
    Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Yaad Virdee

    Director
    UK / Infrastructure

    Yaad is a Director in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London and joined 3i in November 2014. He is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals and the management of assets in the infrastructure sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Yaad worked in the Corporate Finance division of Ernst & Young. Yaad is a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds a BSc in mathematics from Bristol University.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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    Rutger Vos
    Director

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Rutger Vos

    Director
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer

    Rutger Vos joined 3i in 2015 where he is a Director in the Benelux Private Equity and global Consumer teams. He is currently involved in 3i’s investments in VakantieDiscounter, Mepal, nexeye and Action and serves on the Boards of nexeye, Mepal and VakantieDiscounter. He previously worked on the acquisitions of European Bakery Group, Royal Sanders and the divestment of Refresco.

    Prior to joining 3i, he worked in J.P. Morgan’s Benelux M&A team in London. He holds an MSc in Finance from Duisenberg School of Finance, a BSc in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam and a BSc in Economics & Business from VU University Amsterdam.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 74
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
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    Felicity Ward
    Associate Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Felicity Ward

    Associate Director
    UK / Infrastructure

    Felicity is an Associate Director in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London and joined in September 2022. Her primary focus is on debt financing arrangements for the investments across 3i Infrastructure’s portfolio.

    Prior to joining 3i, Felicity worked in the energy and infrastructure team at Clifford Chance in London, during which time she advised clients in relation to a range of financing structures and instruments in the sector. 

    Felicity is a qualified solicitor and holds a MA in History from The University of Edinburgh.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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    Ross Warshauer
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Ross Warshauer

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Healthcare

    Ross joined 3i in 2021 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York. Ross has since been involved in 3i’s investments in SaniSure and ten23 Health.

    Prior to joining 3i, Ross was an Investment Banking Analyst with Perella Weinberg Partners in the Healthcare Group, where he focused on M&A advisory and capital raising transactions.

    Ross graduated from Emory University with a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics.

    3i office address

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1400
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    Phil White
    Vice Chair of Infrastructure

    UK / Infrastructure

    Phil White

    Vice Chair of Infrastructure
    UK / Infrastructure

    Phil joined 3i in 2007 and is Vice Chair of 3i’s Infrastructure business and a member of 3i’s Investment Committee. From 2014 to 2022 he was Managing Partner, Head of Infrastructure.

    Prior to joining 3i, he was Division Director in Macquarie’s Infrastructure Funds business, where he managed investments in the transport sector. Phil has over 20 years of infrastructure investment, advisory and finance experience from earlier roles at Barclays and WestLB.

    Phil has an MBA from London Business School.

    3i office address

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

    3i’s Phil White and Elenia’s CEO, Tapani Liuhala, and COO, Jorma Myllymäki, discuss how Elenia grew and developed during our 5 year partnership.

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    Richard Widdowson
    Director, Portfolio and Operations

    UK / Infrastructure

    Richard Widdowson

    Director, Portfolio and Operations
    UK / Infrastructure

    Richard is Director of Portfolio and Operations for 3i’s Infrastructure business and joined in 2016. He manages the operations of the Infrastructure investment team and leads key projects and initiatives across the business. Richard also manages various portfolio management initiatives and supports some of the Investor Relations activity for 3i Infrastructure plc.

    Prior to joining 3i, Richard worked at Barclays plc where he held a number of front office senior business partnering roles within the investment bank and a strategy role in Barclays Group.

    Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a degree in Economics from Loughborough University.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0) 20 7975 3131
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    Peter Wirtz
    Co-Head, Private Equity

    Germany / Private Equity

    Peter Wirtz

    Co-Head, Private Equity
    Germany / Private Equity

    Peter joined 3i Germany in 1998. He was appointed co-Managing Director 3i Deutschland in May 2009 and Co-Head of 3i Private Equity in April 2019. He is a member of the Investment Committee as well as of 3i Group Executive Committee.

    During his time at 3i, Peter has taken a leading role across more than 15 transactions including YDEON (GartenHaus), Luqom (Lampenwelt), Christ, Scandlines, Amor and MotorenWerkeMannheim (MWM).

    Further transactions in which Peter has been involved include 3i’s investments in arrivia (ICE), Action, Basic-Fit, NORMA, Hyva and Azelis. Peter currently sits on the Boards of Luqom and YDEON.

    Prior to joining 3i, Peter worked for Procter & Gamble and Deutsche Bank. He holds a degree in Business and Administration from the University of Bamberg.

    3i office address

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

    Investments

    Pe 2021 Overview
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    Lorenz Woelfel
    Senior Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Lorenz Woelfel

    Senior Associate
    UK / Infrastructure

    Lorenz joined 3i in June 2022 and is a Senior Associate in the Infrastructure team based in London. He is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals and the management of assets across the economic infrastructure space.

    Prior to joining 3i, Lorenz was an Associate in the Infrastructure Equity team at UBS Asset Management in London, where he also focused on origination and execution of new transactions and the management of existing assets.

    Lorenz holds a B.Sc. in Management & Technology from the Technical University of Munich and a M.Sc. in International Finance from HEC Paris.

    3i office address

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