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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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    Aaron Church
    Partner

    UK / Infrastructure

    Aaron Church

    Partner
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Aaron is a Partner in the Infrastructure team based in London, with a focus on origination, execution and asset management of investments in Europe. He has played a key role in 3i's acquisitions of Attero, Joulz, Herambiente, ESVAGT, Infinis and Tampnet, and is a director on the boards of Attero, Joulz and Oystercatcher.

    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

     

    Investments

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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

     

    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

    • Tato Holdings
    • Permali Gloucester
    • Various legacy assets
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    Gordon Craig
    Director, Internal Audit

    UK

    Gordon Craig

    Director, Internal Audit
    UK
     

    Gordon joined 3i in 2000 and heads up the Internal Audit function based in London.

    He is responsible for providing internal audit services as well as advice and support across a range of areas including corporate governance and risk management.

    Prior to 3i, Gordon worked with PwC in both the UK and Netherlands before moving to the internal audit profession working initially in the consumer and healthcare sector.

    Gordon has an MA in Economics from the University of St. Andrews. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Financial Risk Manager and Certified Fraud Examiner, and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Stephen Daintith
    Non-Executive Director

    Board of Directors

    Stephen Daintith

    Non-Executive Director
    Board of Directors
     

    Non-executive Director since October 2016. Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Ocado Group plc. Independent.

    Previous experience

    Chief Financial Officer and an executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. Finance Director of Daily Mail and General Trust plc (“DMGT”) from 2011 to 2017. Non-executive director of ZPG Plc. Prior to joining DMGT he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Dow Jones and prior to that Chief Financial Officer of News International. He originally qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse (now part of PwC).

    Committee involvement:

    Valuations - Member
    Nominations - Member
    Audit and Compliance – Member

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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

    James Dawes speaks to Pensions Age about how, and why, pension funds should be looking at infrastructure as an investment opportunity

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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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    John Decesare
    Director, Group Compliance

    UK

    John Decesare

    Director, Group Compliance
    UK
     

    John is Director, Group Compliance and is responsible for regulatory compliance at 3i. He joined 3i’s in-house legal team in 1997, providing wide-ranging legal support to 3i’s investment and corporate activities worldwide until he took over responsibility for the compliance function in 2010. 

    Prior to joining 3i, he worked as a solicitor in private practice and remains admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales. 

    John is also a member of the BVCA’s Regulatory Committee and has represented that Committee on the board of the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group.

    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
    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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    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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    Anna Dellis, Partner, explains what sustainability means to 3i Infrastructure
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    Adrien Delmotte
    Associate Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Adrien Delmotte

    Associate Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Adrien is an Associate Director in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London 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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    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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    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

     

    Investments

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