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    John Thomson
    Partner

    Singapore / Private Equity

    John Thomson

    Partner
    Singapore / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    John joined 3i in 1996 and moved to Singapore in 2000 where he is a Partner. John is responsible for 3i’s South East Asia Private Equity business.

    He led 3i’s investments in Franklin Offshore, a rapidly growing service provider to the offshore and marine industries, and was part of the team that led a capital raising for Asia Capital Re, the first pan-Asia re-insurance start-up. He led the Buyout of LHi, a Medtech company based in China that manufactures and supplies medical leads and harnesses globally.

    John has been on the deal teams for a number of 3i’s Indian investments including BVG. He currently sits on the boards of ACR Capital Holdings and LHi.

    Prior to joining 3i, John spent seven years at Coats Viyella plc. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiology from the University of Glasgow.

    3i office address

    3i Asia Limited
    6 Battery Road
    Level 42, Unit 07
    Singapore 049909
    +65 6232 2937
    +65 6232 2943

     

    Investments

    • ACR Capital Holdings
    • Indiareit
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    Oscar Tylegard
    Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Oscar Tylegard

    Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Oscar joined 3i in 2013 and 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.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Nicolas Urban
    Associate Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Nicolas Urban

    Associate Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

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

    He was part of the deal team in 3i´s investments in Lampenwelt, Weener Plastics, Schlemmer and KINOLT. He currently sits on the Board of Christ, is an Observer on the Board of Lampenwelt and was an Observer on the GEKA Board.

    Previously, Nicolas worked in Deutsche Bank’s investment banking team with a focus on M&A.

    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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    Karel van der Voorden
    Senior Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Karel van der Voorden

    Senior Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Karel joined 3i in 2017 and is a Senior Associate in the Benelux Private Equity team. He is a deal team member for Basic-Fit, KINOLT and Royal Sanders.

    Previously, Karel was involved in the divestment of OneMed.

    Prior to joining 3i, Karel worked in Morgan Stanley’s Benelux investment banking team in London.

    Karel holds a BSc degree in Econometrics and an MSc degree in Financial Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Robert Van Goethem
    Partner

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Robert Van Goethem

    Partner
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Robert joined 3i in 2005 as a Partner and is based in 3i's Benelux office. As former head of 3i's global Consumer sector, he remains an active member of the sector team. He also leads 3i's efforts into developing and executing digital strategies for 3i itself and its portfolio companies.

    He has been involved in, amongst others, Action, Hans Anders, BoConcept, Basic-Fit, KINOLT (formerly known as Euro-Diesel), Amor, ABX Logistics, Azelis, Aviapartner, Hyva, Havea, Christ and VNU Media. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Action and KINOLT.

    Prior to joining 3i, Robert was a Partner at Permira and before that Robert worked in private equity related finance areas at Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup) in London, Citibank in London and Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan) in New York.

    He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a degree in Business Administration for the University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), and a Law degree from the University of Louvain (Leuven, Belgium).

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Flore Van Schaik
    Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Flore Van Schaik

    Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
     

    Flore joined 3i in 2018 as an Associate in the Benelux Private Equity team. She focuses on the origination and execution of investments in the Benelux region.

    Flore was previously an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan in London, where she focused on M&A transactions in the Benelux region and on the TMT sector.

    She holds a BSc degree in System Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management from Delft University of Technology, and a MSc degree in Econometrics from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455
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    Yaad Virdee
    Associate Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Yaad Virdee

    Associate Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Yaad is an Associate 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
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Martin von Berg
    Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Martin von Berg

    Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Martin joined 3i in 2016 as an Associate in the Frankfurt Private Equity team. He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Industrial sector. He is part of the team responsible for 3i's investment in Schlemmer, a global leader in cable management solutions for the automotive industry.

    Prior to joining 3i, Martin worked as an analyst in the German investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

    Martin holds a M.Sc. in Management, with a focus on Corporate Finance, from University of Mannheim, Germany.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0
    +49 69 710000 113
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    Daniel von der Schulenburg
    Partner

    UK / Infrastructure

    Daniel von der Schulenburg

    Partner
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Daniel joined 3i in 2016 and is responsible for origination, execution and asset management of infrastructure investments. 

    Daniel was previously a Principal at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, an energy focused private equity and infrastructure firm. While at Hudson he served as Program Manager and member of the Investment Committee of the firm’s infrastructure fund and was actively involved in various private equity and infrastructure transactions. He is also a cofounder of Sunlight Financial LLC, a specialty finance company focused on residential solar in the U.S.

    At 3i he has been involved in the acquisition of Infinis’ landfill gas business, Alkane Energy, Attero, a portfolio of PPP projects and a portfolio of assets from the EISER Global Infrastructure Fund via a newly established 3i-managed vehicle. He is currently on the Boards of Infinis Energy Management Limited and Attero Holding BV.

    Daniel received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, resulting in various scientific publications and a Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering. His academic credentials also include a MSc in Business Management from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (EAP-ESCP) and a graduation with distinction from the Technical University Berlin in both Business and Engineering.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Ulf von Haacke
    Partner, Managing Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Ulf von Haacke

    Partner, Managing Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Ulf joined 3i Germany in 2001 and was appointed joint Managing Director and co-head of Germany in May 2009.

    Ulf has worked on a number of Private Equity transactions at 3i. His most recent deals include FORMEL D, Schlemmer, and Weener Plastics, where he also sits on the board. He has also led the successful exits of ATESTEO, GEKA, and HILITE International.

    Ulf studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), where he also received a PhD. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University Hagen.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0
    +49 69 710000 113

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    Rutger Vos
    Associate Director

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Rutger Vos

    Associate Director
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Rutger joined 3i in 2015 and is a member of the Benelux Private Equity and global Consumer teams. He has been involved in 3i’s investments in Hans Anders, Royal Sanders, Action and Refresco. He currently serves on the Board of Hans Anders.

    Prior to joining 3i, he worked in J.P. Morgan’s Benelux M&A team in London.

    He holds a Masters degree 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 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455

     

    Investments

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    Sophia Walwyn-James
    Associate Director

    UK / Fund Investor Relations

    Sophia Walwyn-James

    Associate Director
    UK / Fund Investor Relations
     

    Sophia joined 3i in 2011 and is an Associate Director in 3i’s Fund Investor Relations team.

    The Fund Investor Relations team is responsible for interacting with Limited Partners in 3i’s third party funds, as well as managing fundraising and co-investment activity.

    Sophia began her career at the Royal Bank of Scotland, initially within RBS Asset Management where she was involved in a secondary sale of the RBS Private Equity fund investments portfolio, and latterly within Financial Institutions Relationship Management, where she focused on the Sovereign Wealth Fund and Central Bank sectors.

    Sophia holds an honours degree in History from the University of Durham.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Phil White
    Managing Partner, Head of Infrastructure

    UK / Infrastructure

    Phil White

    Managing Partner, Head of Infrastructure
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Phil joined 3i in 2007 and is Managing Partner and Head of 3i’s Infrastructure business and a member of 3i’s Executive Committee, Investment Committee and Group Risk Committee.

    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
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Julia Wilson
    Group Finance Director

    Julia Wilson

    Group Finance Director  

    Julia is Group Finance Director of 3i Group plc having been appointed to the Board on 1 October 2008. She is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.

    Julia began her career at Arthur Andersen, and held a variety of tax and financial roles at Hanson plc, Tomkins plc and Cable & Wireless plc before joining 3i in 2006.

    Julia is also the Senior Independent Director of Legal & General Group plc, and a member of the ICAEW (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

    3i office address

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

    UK / Private Equity

    Pete Wilson

    Partner
    UK / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Pete is the partner leading the UK private equity team with a particular focus on the Business & Technology Services sector. Since joining 3i in 2006, he has worked on a number of deals including most recently the acquisition of Aspen Pumps, the global leader in design, manufacture and distribution of condensate removal pumps to the air conditioning industry.

    Other deals and portfolio companies that he has been involved in include Civica (IT software and services), Q Holdings (specialist manufacturer), Inspicio (testing, inspection and certification), the sale of Inspectorate to Bureau Veritas, SLR Consulting (environmental consulting), Bestinvest (wealth management) and BVG India (facilities management).  He is currently a Director on the Boards of Aspen Pumps and SLR Consulting Limited. Previously he was a Director of Civica, ESG and Bestinvest.

    Prior to joining 3i, Pete worked in the Strategy Group at Accenture, where he advised clients on transactions as well as corporate and market entry strategy projects in the technology, media and telecommunications sector.  Pete has a First Class honours degree in Management Science from the University of Warwick.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Kristina Wiren
    Associate, Private Equity

    Germany / Private Equity

    Kristina Wiren

    Associate, Private Equity
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Kristina joined 3i in 2019 as an Associate in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    She focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Consumer sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Kristina worked as an Investment Banking analyst at ALANTRA in Germany.

    Kristina holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0
    +49 69 710000 113
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