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    Sachin Jivanji
    Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Sachin Jivanji

    Associate Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Industrial, Business & Technology Services  

    Sachin focuses on originating, executing and representing 3i on the Boards of Private Equity investments across a range of industry sectors, primarily within the UK.

    His recent deals include Aspen Pumps (global leader in condensate removal pumps for AC units), Element Materials Technology (a market leading laboratory-based testing company), MKM Building Supplies (the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant) and ATESTEO (German headquartered international drivetrain testing business).

    Sachin sits on the Board of Aspen Pumps and also assists with the portfolio management of AESSEAL. He was previously on the Board of SLR.

    Prior to joining 3i, Sachin worked in investment banking at Citigroup where he focused on the industrial and services sectors. Sachin holds a Masters in Finance from Cambridge University and a BSc in Chemistry & Management from Imperial College London.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Laura Kaps
    Senior Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Laura Kaps

    Senior Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Laura is a Senior Associate in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London and joined 3i in August 2017. She is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of transactions in the infrastructure sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Laura worked in the investment banking divisions of Evercore and J.P. Morgan in London and Frankfurt advising on Infrastructure, Transport and Energy transactions.

    Laura holds a MSc in International Business from Maastricht University, Netherlands and Queen’s University, Canada and a Master of European Studies from TU Berlin, Germany.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Boris Kawohl
    Partner, Head of Consumer

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Boris Kawohl

    Partner, Head of Consumer
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Boris Kawohl is a Partner, based in Amsterdam. He is responsible for 3i's global Consumer sector.

    He joined 3i in 2005 and has been involved in various deals including Action, Basic-Fit, Hans Anders, BoConcept, Eyes + More, Royal Sanders and Refresco.

    He is a Board Member/Observer at Action, BoConcept and Hans Anders.

    Prior to 3i, Boris worked in the M&A department of ABN AMRO and at Nederlandse Gasunie.

    3i office address

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

     


    3i’s Boris Kawohl discusses what makes the value for money sector attractive to private equity investors and why the discount trend will continue.
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    Charlie Kickham
    Associate

    UK / Private Equity

    Charlie Kickham

    Associate
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Charlie joined 3i in 2019 as an Associate in the UK Private Equity team.

    Prior to joining 3i, Charlie worked in the Industrial group at Evercore, advising clients on M&A and restructurings. 

    Charlie graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Economics.

    3i office address

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

    North America / Infrastructure

    Benjamin Krause

    Partner
    North America / Infrastructure
     

    Ben joined 3i in 2017 as a Partner in the North American Infrastructure team. Prior to joining 3i, Ben was an Investment Director at Hastings Funds Management where he was responsible for the origination, execution and management of infrastructure equity investments. He was a member of Hastings’ Investment Committee and Asset Review Committee. Ben is on the board of Smarte Carte.

    Earlier in his career, Ben was an Associate in the Global Commodities Group at Lehman Brothers focusing on structured commodity transactions involving power, natural gas, coal, renewables and emissions for independent power and regulated utility clients.

    Previously, he was an Analyst in Lehman's Global Power Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and corporate advisory to power and utility companies in the United States.

    Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Colgate 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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    Anil Kohli
    Banking Partner

    UK / Private Equity

    Anil Kohli

    Banking Partner
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Anil joined 3i in 2007 and is the Partner responsible for 3i's Banking Team within the Private Equity division.

    The team has a broad international remit and is responsible for the firm's relationships with its financing institutions and provides specialist banking advice spanning all key financing stages associated with new and existing portfolio assets across 3i Private Equity. This includes raising primary acquisition finance, advising on the management of leveraged capital structures and preparing exit financing. Financing products cover the full debt capital markets spectrum.

    Anil has worked on transactions across 3i’s international platform including Scandlines, Mayborn, Norma, Xellia, Civica, Memora, Refresco, Hilite, Amor, GEKA, Christ, WP, ATESTEO, Schlemmer, Havea, Lampenwelt and Formel D.

    Anil has over 23 years of banking experience, having started at Lloyds Bank Corporate Banking in 1995. Anil subsequently worked for Dresdner Kleinwort from 1999, where he held various positions in Credit Risk Management, Structured Finance and Corporate Finance & Advisory, completing landmark transactions across a wide range of geographies, sectors and financing structures.

    Anil studied at Sussex University and holds a BA in Economics. He is an Associate Member of Corporate Treasurers.

    3i office address

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

    UK / Infrastructure

    Rick Lethbridge

    Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Rick is an Associate in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London having joined in August 2018. He is responsible for supporting the portfolio and asset management activities of projects in the UK and continental Europe, as well as the origination and execution of new investments.

    Previously Rick worked at DWPF where he provided financial advice on infrastructure transactions, and prior to that at GE Energy in their renewable energy development team.

    Rick has an MSc in Infrastructure Investment & Finance from University College London.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 313
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Tony Lissaman
    Chief Operating Officer Private Equity

    UK / Private Equity

    Tony Lissaman

    Chief Operating Officer Private Equity
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Tony joined 3i in 1998 and became Chief Operating Officer in 2010.  He is a member of the Leadership Team, with responsibility for the operational and financial management of 3i’s international Private Equity business. 

    Over his career at 3i, Tony has played a key role in the shaping of 3i’s Private Equity business, including its international development, and has been involved in raising capital from both quoted and unquoted markets.

    Tony is also a member of the Private Equity Reporting Group (PERG), an independent body set up following a UK government review of transparency and disclosures within the Private Equity industry.

    Before joining 3i, Tony worked at KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. 

    Tony has a Geography degree from Loughborough University.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Ian Lobley
    Managing Partner, Asset Management Group

    UK / Private Equity

    Ian Lobley

    Managing Partner, Asset Management Group
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Ian joined 3i in 1987 and became a Partner in 1994 prior to its IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Currently based in London, having previously been based in Paris, he is an experienced investor and Board member across three continents, business types and sectors including Industrials, Healthcare and Business & Technology Services.

    In his current role as Managing Partner, Asset Management, Ian is involved in investing and asset management activity across 3i Private Equity and Infrastructure. 

    His current board focus is on a number of leading, international companies including: AESSEAL (seals for rotating equipment), Cirtec Medical (medical device outsourcing), Tato (specialty chemicals) and ACR Capital Holdings (pan-Asian reinsurance). Ian is also a Director of 3i Infrastructure plc, the FTSE250 listed long-term investor in infrastructure businesses and assets, and an NXD of BSI Group, the global standards and services company driving company excellence and resilience.

    Ian is a member of the 3i Group Investment Committee.

    Prior to his current role, Ian led 3i’s Technology business in Europe having invested in areas including security software (Sophos), artificial intelligence (Searchspace), mobile technology (Nujira).

    Ian graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham. Prior to 3i, Ian worked as an Engineer for BOC Specialty Gases in the UK supplying the medical, semi-conductor and space research sectors.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Rahul Lulla
    Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Rahul Lulla

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

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

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

    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
    +1 (212) 848 1401

     

    Investments

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    Jonas Marciano
    Analyst

    France / Private Equity

    Jonas Marciano

    Analyst
    France / Private Equity
     

    Jonas joined 3i in 2019 as an Analyst in the French Private Equity team.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jonas was part of Rothschild & Co’s Private Equity arm in Paris where he worked on several investments across developed and emerging markets. He also completed internships in the Global Advisory team at Rothschild & Co and in the Private Equity team at Ardian.

    Jonas holds an MSc in Management from ESSEC Business School.

    3i office address

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

    UK / Infrastructure

    Céline Maronne

    Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Céline is a Director in 3i's Infrastructure team in London and joined 3i in November 2013, following 3i’s acquisition of Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Limited. She joined BIFM in 2011. Her role involves originating, evaluating and executing new investment opportunities in the infrastructure sector, as well as managing existing investments with a particular focus on transport and power transmission.

    She led 3i Infrastructure plc’s investment in West of Duddon Sands OFTO and she was involved in 3i Infrastructure’s plc investment in TCR, the European ground support equipment leasing business. Most recently, Céline worked on the acquisitions of four transport concessions in Spain.

    Céline holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School (Paris).

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Severin Matten
    Associate Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Severin Matten

    Associate Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Severin joined 3i in 2014 and is an Associate Director in the German Private Equity team.

    He was a deal team member on 3i’s investments in Christ, Schlemmer and Formel D. As a core member of the deal team, he led the successful sale of ATESTEO, the leading independent provider for drivetrain testing services.

    Before joining 3i, Severin spent two years at UBS Investment Bank covering the German-speaking region. He also worked as Business Development Manager for a portfolio company of HAL Investments, which is active in the sale of medical aids.

    Severin graduated with a CEMS Master in International Management from the Rotterdam School of Management (the Netherlands) and HEC Paris (France).

    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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    Antoine Matton
    Director

    France / Infrastructure

    Antoine Matton

    Director
    France / Infrastructure
     

    Antoine is a Director in 3i's Infrastructure team in Paris and joined 3i in November 2013, following 3i’s acquisition of Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Limited. He joined BIFM in 2008.

    His role involves originating, evaluating and executing new investment opportunities in the infrastructure and energy sectors, with a particular focus on France, Spain and the Benelux.

    In particular, he led 3i Infrastructure plc's investment in the A9 motorway project in the Netherlands, and had a leading role in 3i Infrastructure plc's investment in Valorem, a leading independent renewable energy development and operating company. He retains responsibility for the asset management of this investment. Most recently, Antoine also worked on the acquisition of four transport concessions in Spain.

    Antoine graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris and holds a Licence in Economics, obtained with Honours, from the Paris Dauphine University.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
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    Joy McCormack
    Director, Board Development

    UK / Private Equity

    Joy McCormack

    Director, Board Development
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Joy heads up 3i's Business Leaders Network working as part of our investment team with a focus on connecting with Chairmen, CEOs, Advisors and other senior Board level management for our existing portfolio assets and new investment opportunities, internationally.

    Prior to joining 3i, Joy was at Skillcapital, working exclusively with private equity funds across Europe to recruit buy-in management teams for LBOs and board level management for PE portfolio companies. Joy began her career in finance with Goldman Sachs and spent five years working in the Private Wealth Management division, with a focus on asset allocation strategies. She holds a BSc in Economics & Finance and a first class honours Masters degree in Quantitative Finance from University College Dublin.

    3i office address

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

     


    Joy McCormack, Director, Board Development, discusses how 3i’s Business Leaders Network adds value to its portfolio companies.

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    Hazel McElwain
    Legal Counsel

    UK / Infrastructure

    Hazel McElwain

    Legal Counsel
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Hazel is a solicitor with over ten years’ experience in infrastructure.

    She joined 3i’s Infrastructure Team as legal counsel in January 2015, with responsibility for legal risk management, legal and regulatory aspects of new investments, portfolio management and debt financing.

    Prior to this, Hazel worked in the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure team at Allen & Overy LLP from 2006 – 2014, specialising in infrastructure financing and PPP projects.

    Hazel has a MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford and is a qualified solicitor.

    3i office address

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