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    Pierre-Axel Botuha
    Director

    France / Private Equity

    Pierre-Axel Botuha

    Director
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Pierre-Axel is a Director in the Private Equity team based in Paris.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2021, he was a Principal at L Catterton where he focused on consumer investments in Europe. Pierre-Axel began his career at La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild, advising on M&A transactions in France, Germany and China. He previously worked at BCG, supporting international strategy projects in the industrials, logistics and automotive sectors, and L-GAM, a UK-based, long-term oriented, private equity firm.

    Pierre-Axel holds an MBA from INSEAD (with Distinction), a MSc in Engineering from Supelec Paris, and a Masters in Economics from Paris XI University.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
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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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    Andreas Gold
    Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Andreas Gold

    Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Andreas joined 3i in 2007 and is a Director in the Frankfurt office.

    Some of his key investments include: GartenHaus, Scandlines, Christ, Amor and NORMA Group. He currently sits on the board of GartenHaus and was on the boards of Scandlines, Christ and Amor.

    Andreas holds an MSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School in 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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    Rowena Gracey
    Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Rowena Gracey

    Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Consumer, Healthcare  

    Rowena joined 3i in 2007 and is based in London, focusing on originating, executing and representing 3i on the Boards of Private Equity investments. She has been involved in 3i's investments in Audley Travel, Aspen Pumps and Phibro Animal Health, and the sale of Centrul Medical Unirea to Advent International. Rowena currently sits on the Board of Audley Travel.

    Previously, Rowena worked for venture capital firm Scottish Equity Partners in London, and for boutique funds management group Quest Asset Partners in Sydney.

    Rowena holds a Bachelor of Advanced Science/Commerce degree from the University of Sydney, Australia and spent one year of her degree on exchange at Royal Holloway, University of London.

    3i office address

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

    France / Private Equity

    Louis Gréaume

    Senior Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Louis Gréaume joined 3i in 2021 as a member of its European Private Equity team based in Paris.

    Prior to joining 3i, Louis spent three years at L Catterton where he supported several investments and divestments in the consumer sector and was involved in the ongoing portfolio management of a number of assets.

    Louis started his career at Roland Berger as a Senior Consultant in Paris, focusing on strategic and operational projects and leading a number of due diligences in the Private Equity industry. He also worked as a Business Analyst at Google in Singapore.

    He  holds a Master of Science 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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    Rupert Howard
    Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Rupert Howard

    Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Rupert is a Director based in London, co-heads the UK PE team, leads consumer and sits on the board of MPM.

    Rupert joined 3i in 2018 prior to which he was a Director in the Consumer, Retail and Leisure team at Rothschild in London. He brings 12 years’ experience advising both public and private companies on transactions across the UK and Europe.

    Rupert graduated with a BA from Durham University.

    3i office address

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

    Germany / Private Equity

    Linus Jesch

    Analyst
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Linus joined 3i in 2021 and is an Analyst in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Consumer sector. He is involved in 3i’s investment in GartenHaus.

    Prior to joining 3i, he worked as an Analyst at DTCP in Germany.

    Linus holds a MSc in International Finance from Nova SBE in Lisbon and a BSc in International Business from the University of Maastricht.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0
    +49 69 710000 113
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    Boris Kawohl
    Partner, Managing Director, Head of Consumer

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Boris Kawohl

    Partner, Managing Director, Head of Consumer
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Boris Kawohl is Managing Director 3i Benelux, 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 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
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    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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    Jonas Marciano
    Senior Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Jonas Marciano

    Senior Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer, Business & Technology Services  

    Jonas joined 3i in 2019 and is a Senior Associate 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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    Mick Mulder
    Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Mick Mulder

    Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Mick joined 3i in September 2021 and is an Associate in the Amsterdam Private Equity team.

    He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in the Benelux as well as in the Consumer sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Mick worked in the Benelux Investment Banking team at Lazard in Amsterdam.

    He holds a BSc in Economics and Business Economics from Utrecht University, and a MSc in Financial Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455
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    Marc Ohayon
    Director

    France / Private Equity

    Marc Ohayon

    Director
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Since joining 3i in 2016, Marc's investment track record includes 3i's current investments in Evernex (a global provider of maintenance services for critical IT infrastructure), Havea (a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry) and Weener Plastics (a manufacturer of innovative plastics packaging systems for FMCGs), as well as the past investment in Etanco (a manufacturer and distributor of fasteners). He is a board member of Evernex and Havea. As part of the sector work, Marc is particularly involved in Business & Technology Services and Consumer.

    Marc represents 3i as part of the Ashoka Support Network in France, a global community of 350+ leaders who share and contribute their time to support Ashoka's social entrepreneurs in systemic social change missions.

    Marc began his career in Financial Advisory at Lazard, in the Paris team where he was involved in French and cross-border transactions in the consumer, industrial and health sectors. He then assisted large corporates and European SMEs in their M&A strategy in Latin America during his time at Euro Latina Finance, an advisory boutique specialising in the region.

    Marc holds an MSc in Management from EM LYON Business School.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00

     

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    Justin Pabst
    Senior Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Justin Pabst

    Senior Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Justin joined 3i in February 2018 and is a Senior Associate in the Amsterdam office. He is focused on the Consumer sector and is a deal team member for BoConcept and Hans Anders. He currently serves on the board of BoConcept.

    Before joining 3i, Justin was a Commercial Project Manager at Coolblue in Rotterdam, and prior to this worked as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam.

    He holds a BSc in Economics and Business Economics from Utrecht University, and a MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking from Duisenberg School of Finance, Amsterdam.

    3i office address

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

     

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    Fabien Paradis
    Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Fabien Paradis

    Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer, Healthcare  

    Fabien joined 3i in 2018 and is an Associate in the French Private Equity team.

    He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in France as well as in the Consumer and Healthcare sectors, and has been involved in 3i’s investment in Ionisos.

    Prior to joining 3i, Fabien previously worked in the Industrial M&A division at Deutsche Bank in London, and in Private Equity across Paris and London (AnaCap, Apax, BlackFin).

    Fabien holds an MSc in Corporate Finance from SKEMA Business School.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
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    Alec Rubenstein
    Associate Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Alec Rubenstein

    Associate Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Consumer  

    Alec joined 3i in 2015, based in 3i's North American Private Equity team.

    Alec focuses primarily on software and business & technology services and has been involved in 3i’s platform investments in WilsonHCG, MPM, Magnitude Software, arrivia (formerly International Cruises & Excursions), Audley Travel and Dynatect. He has also been involved in the SOR Technology, iCruise/WMPH and Thodacon GMBH transactions. He is currently a Board Director for Magnitude Software, WilsonHCG and arrivia.

    Prior to 3i, Alec was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company where he worked in the private equity group and for corporate clients in the business services, consumer products and telecommunications sectors. His work included commercial due-diligence, growth strategy, post-merger integration, performance improvement and supply-chain restructuring.

    Alec graduated as a Robertson Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, where he earned a BS in Business Administration and BA in Economics. 

    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

     

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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 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
    +49 69 710000 113

     

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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
    0031 / 20 3057455

     

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