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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 Board of 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. Since 3i's investment, the company has completed two acquisitions (Ersa/Aragan and Densmore).

    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) 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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    Manu Chandra
    Director

    India / Infrastructure

    Manu Chandra

    Director
    India / Infrastructure
     

    Manu Chandra joined 3i in 2007 and has been involved in the investment, asset management and exit for several portfolio companies including Adani Power, Ind Barath Utkal, UFO Moviez and GVK Energy. Previously Manu worked at the Monitor Group as a Senior Consultant.

    He was involved in advising clients across multiple sectors in the Indian market and led the effort to establish Monitor’s research firm in India. Prior to Monitor, Manu worked with CitiGroup.

    Manu holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Delhi University.

    3i office address

    3i India Private Limited,
    Level 7 B-Wing,
    Capital Bandra Kurla Complex,
    Mumbai - 400 051
    +91-22-49055850
    +91-22-49055999
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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 was notably involved in 3i's investments in Etanco, the leading European manufacturer and distributor of fasteners; Formel D, an international provider of quality services for the automotive industry; and 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 the 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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    Aaron Church
    Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Aaron Church

    Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Aaron is a Director in the Infrastructure team based in London, with a primary focus on origination, execution and asset management of investments in Europe. He has worked on 3i’s acquisition of Attero, Herambiente, ESVAGT, and Infinis, and is a director on the boards of Attero, Herambiente and ESVAGT.

    Prior to 3i, Aaron worked for HRL Morrison & Co, a major Australasian headquartered infrastructure fund manager, and the Boston Consulting Group.

    Aaron holds a B.Com from the University of Canterbury and a M.B.A. (Distinction) from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

    3i office address

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

     

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    Rob Collins
    Managing Partner, Head of North American Infrastructure

    North America / Infrastructure

    Rob Collins

    Managing Partner, Head of North American Infrastructure
    North America / Infrastructure
     

    Rob joined 3i in 2017 as the Managing Partner for North American Infrastructure. He is a member of 3i’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining 3i, Rob led Hastings Funds Management’s infrastructure investment activities in North America & Europe and was a member of Hastings’ Executive Committee and Investment Committee.

    Previously, Rob founded the infrastructure M&A practice at Morgan Stanley and Greenhill where he was a Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Investment Banking for the Americas at both firms. He started his infrastructure career at Goldman Sachs after spending five years as an active-duty, naval officer in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Program.

    Rob holds an MBA from The Wharton School, a masters equivalent in nuclear engineering from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School, and a B.E., magna cum laude, in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University.

    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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    Nicolas Conrad
    Senior Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Nicolas Conrad

    Senior Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Nicolas joined 3i in March 2016. He is responsible for the origination and execution of deals across the Economic Infrastructure and Projects space.

    Prior to joining 3i, Nicolas worked in the Investment Banking division of Citigroup, advising on Infrastructure, Transport and Industrials transactions.

    He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

    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 SMI 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, 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 including the recent sales of Oticas Carol and SLR Consulting.

    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
    Partner

    UK / Private Equity

    Jonathan Crane

    Partner
    UK / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Jonathan is a Partner 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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    James Dawes
    Chief Financial Officer

    UK / Infrastructure

    James Dawes

    Chief Financial Officer
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    James is Chief Financial Officer for 3i Group's Infrastructure business and joined in January 2016. He manages all of the operational, financial and reporting requirements for the Infrastructure business line within 3i Group, as well as performing CFO duties for 3i Infrastructure plc.

    Prior to joining 3i, James was with Legal & General Investment Management where he held a number of senior finance roles, including Finance Director of LGV Capital from 2007 to 2015.

    He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

    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 teams involved in Royal Sanders, Basic-Fit, Weener Plastics, Lampenwelt, Refresco, Action and TouchTunes, In particular, he has considerable experience in IPO’ing businesses, having led the IPOs of Basic Fit, the largest European fitness chain, and Refresco, one of Europe’s largest bottlers of carbonated soft drinks and juices.  He currently sits on the Boards of Basic-Fit, Royal Sanders and Weener Plastics.

    Pieter started his career at Stork in the USA, before joining Van Den Boom Group, a corporate finance consulting firm in Benelux, where he became partner/owner responsible for M&A. After selling the firm to NIBC in 2000, Pieter headed the M&A department until 2003.

    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

     


    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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    Anna Dellis
    Partner

    UK / Infrastructure

    Anna Dellis

    Partner
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Anna joined 3i in 2006, is a Partner in the Infrastructure team, and leads asset management for the portfolio of economic infrastructure investments.

    Over the last 12 years, Anna has had a leading role on many of the large infrastructure investments made by 3i, including Elenia and Eversholt Rail.  In 2015 she led the successful bid for 45% stakes in Oiltanking terminals in Ghent and Terneuzen.   In  2017 she was senior deal team member for the acquisition of a portfolio of assets from the EISER Global Infrastructure Fund.

    Anna holds board positions at Belfast City Airport, ESP Utilities Group and at Oiltanking companies in Singapore, Amsterdam, Terneuzen, Ghent and Malta.

    Prior to 3i,  Anna advised on infrastructure transactions at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  She has a BA Joint Honours in French and German from the University of Nottingham and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

    3i office address

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

     

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    Adrien Delmotte
    Senior Associate

    France / Infrastructure

    Adrien Delmotte

    Senior Associate
    France / Infrastructure
     

    Adrien is a Senior Associate in 3i’s Infrastructure team in Paris and joined in September 2015. He is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals in the infrastructure sector.

    He is currently involved in TCR and Valorem.

    Prior to joining 3i, Adrien worked in the investment banking division of Société Générale, advising on Financial Institution Group transactions.

    Adrien graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
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    Reinier de Jong
    Associate Director

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Reinier de Jong

    Associate Director
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Reinier joined 3i in March 2018 as Associate Director in the Benelux Private Equity team. He focuses on the Business & Technology Services sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Reinier worked at Bain & Company in Amsterdam. As Manager, Reinier was part of the office leadership team, spending most of his time in the Financial Services and Private Equity practice areas on both strategic as well as operational assignments.

    Before joining Bain, Reinier worked in Investment Banking as M&A Analyst at Morgan Stanley in London.

    Reinier holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Columbia Business School (with Honors & Distinction) and a MSc in International Economics from the Graduate Institute Geneva.

    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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    Steve Dorsey
    Vice President

    North America / Infrastructure

    Steve Dorsey

    Vice President
    North America / Infrastructure
     

    Steve joined 3i in 2017 as a Vice President in the North American Infrastructure team. Prior to joining 3i, Steve was an Associate Director at Hastings Funds Management where he was responsible for the origination, execution and management of infrastructure equity investments in the energy, utilities and transportation sectors.

    Steve began his career as an investment banker at BNP Paribas, where he focused on project finance and advisory in the infrastructure, power and energy sectors.

    Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University.

    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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