France / Private Equity
Rémi joined 3i in 2003 and is currently the Head of the French Private Equity team. He sits on the Board of Havea.
Rémi recently 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 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.
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).