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    Jim Stoner
    Head of Legal, Infrastructure

    UK / Infrastructure

    Jim Stoner

    Head of Legal, Infrastructure
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Jim is a solicitor with almost twenty years’ experience in infrastructure and private equity investment and funds. He has worked as senior counsel in 3i’s Infrastructure Team since 2007, 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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    Jamie Supple
    Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Jamie Supple

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

    Jamie is an Associate Director in the UK Private Equity team focused primarily on software and business & technology services.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2017, Jamie was an investor 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.

    Jamie holds a BA in Economics from Durham University.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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    James Thompson
    Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    James Thompson

    Associate Director
    UK / Private Equity
     

    James is an Associate Director in the UK Private Equity team. He is focused on originating and executing Private Equity investments across a range of industry sectors within the UK.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2016, James worked as a consultant at Roland Berger and Deloitte.

    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
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    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 Chairman 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 and sustainability. She is also responsible for the marketing and internal communications for the Private Equity business.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jo worked at EY, initially in their Transaction Advisory Services group and then as Operations Director for their Global Private Equity team.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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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 Boards of Luqom Group and 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.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Kathryn van der Kroft
    Group Communications Director

    UK

    Kathryn van der Kroft

    Group Communications Director
    UK
     

    Kathryn is Group Communications Director. She is responsible for corporate reputation, media relations, internal communications, digital communications and charitable partnerships.

    Kathryn oversees the communication of 3i’s financial calendar activity and its international communications, which involves managing a network of PR agencies across 3 continents. During her career at 3i, she has advised its private equity, infrastructure and debt management business lines and has worked across all its geographies.

    Kathryn previously spent 5 years at Biddicks, a consultancy which specialised in providing financial PR advice to small and mid-cap, publicly quoted companies.

    Kathryn has a degree in English law and European law from London university.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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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. Robert has also led 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.

    Prior to joining 3i, Robert was a Partner at Permira and before that 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

     

    Investments

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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
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    Ulf von Haacke
    Partner, Managing Director, Head of Industrial

    Germany / Private Equity

    Ulf von Haacke

    Partner, Managing Director, Head of Industrial
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial Technology  

    Ulf joined 3i Germany in 2001 and was appointed joint Managing Director and co-head of Germany in May 2009. He is responsible for 3i's Industrial sector.

    Ulf has worked on a number of Private Equity transactions at 3i. His most recent deals include MAIT, Formel D 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
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    Wolfgang Schmitz, CEO of ATESTEO, explains how 3i’s expertise in the automotive industry helped ATESTEO accelerate its international growth.
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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 member of the Benelux Private Equity and global Consumer teams.

    He is currently involved in 3i’s investments in Mepal, Hans Anders, and Action and previously worked on the acquisitions of Dutch Bakery, Royal Sanders and the divestment of Refresco. He currently serves on the Boards of Mepal and Hans Anders.

    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 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444

     

    Investments

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    Sophia Walwyn-James
    Associate Director

    UK / Fund Investor Relations

    Sophia Walwyn-James

    Associate Director
    UK / Fund Investor Relations
     

    Sophia is an Associate Director in the 3i Private Equity team, responsible for managing 3i's private equity funds, interacting with Limited Partners, new fundraising and co-investment activity.

    She also leads the Private Equity Sustainability initiative and works closely with both 3i deal teams and portfolio companies to deliver ESG and sustainability projects across Europe and the US.

    Sophia joined 3i in 2011 from the Royal Bank of Scotland and 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
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    Ross Warshauer
    Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Ross Warshauer

    Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, 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

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +1 (212) 848 1400
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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

    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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    Esme Wilson
    Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Esme Wilson

    Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Esme joined 3i in October 2021 and is an Associate in the Infrastructure team based in London. She is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals and the management of assets across the economic infrastructure space.

    Prior to joining 3i, Esme was an Associate in the Infrastructure and Utilities M&A team at Deutsche Bank, where she focused on deal origination and execution.

    Esme holds a BA in Economics & Management from the University of Oxford.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3153
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    Julia Wilson
    Group Finance Director

    Board of Directors

    Julia Wilson

    Group Finance Director
    Board of Directors
     

    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 a non-executive director of Barclays 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
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