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    Guillaume Basquin
    Director

    France / Private Equity

    Guillaume Basquin

    Director
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer, Healthcare  

    Guillaume is a Director in the French Private Equity team and has been based in Paris since 2006.

    His investment track record includes the investments and exits of the leading French online broker Empruntis; Cerenicimo, a distribution platform for specialty rental real estate investment products; Labco, the European medical diagnostic network; WFCI, the leading player in the GSSA market (cargo freight management); Loxam, the European leader in rental equipment for the construction industry; and the current investment in Ponroy Santé Group, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry. Guillaume is currently on the board of Ponroy Santé Group.

    Guillaume graduated from the French engineering school ENSAM and has a Masters in Finance from ESCP. Before joining 3i, he worked in the Transaction Services department of PwC (providing due diligence services for PE houses and corporates) and in the Leverage Finance team of the French bank Société Générale in New York.

    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 Board of Ponroy Santé.

    Rémi recently led 3i’s investment in Ponroy Santé, 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.

    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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    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.

    His key investments include: NORMA Group and add-on investment into R.G.Ray, forming a leader in engineered joining technology as well as its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; Amor, the German market leader for affordable precious jewellery; Christ, a leading retailer for jewellery and watches in Germany; and Scandlines, one of Europe’s largest ferry operators.

    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
    Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Rowena Gracey

    Associate 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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    Isabelle Hemington
    Senior Associate

    UK / Private Equity

    Isabelle Hemington

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

    Isabelle joined 3i in 2015 and is a Senior Associate in the Private Equity team, focusing on the origination and execution of investments principally in the UK.

    Isabelle has worked on 3i’s investment in Audley Travel, the market leader in luxury tailor-made travel, and was part of the deal team for the investment in Cirtec Medical, based in the US. She currently sits on the board of Audley Travel.

    Prior to joining 3i, Isabelle worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan Cazenove in the UK M&A team. Isabelle has a BSc in Economics and Management from the University of Bristol.

    3i office address

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

    UK / Private Equity

    Rupert Howard

    Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Rupert Howard is a Director based in London and heads up the UK consumer team.

    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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    Boris Kawohl
    Partner

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Boris Kawohl

    Partner
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Boris Kawohl is a Partner, based in Amsterdam. He joined 3i in 2005 and has focused on investments in the Consumer sector in the Benelux and the Nordics.

    Most recently, Boris was involved in the investments in Eyes + More, Royal Sanders, BoConcept, Basic-Fit, Action 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

     


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    Marc Ohayon
    Senior Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Marc Ohayon

    Senior Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Marc is a Senior Associate in the French Private Equity team and joined 3i in 2016.

    He is a deal team member for Ponroy Santé Group, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry. He was also involved in 3i’s investment in Etanco, the leading European manufacturer and distributor of fasteners, and in Weener Plastics, a leading manufacturer of innovative plastic packaging systems for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies.

    Marc began his career in Financial Advisory at Lazard, spending three and a half years 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
    Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Justin Pabst

    Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Justin joined 3i in February 2018 as an Associate in the Amsterdam office. He is focused on the Consumer sector and is a deal team member for Hans Anders (European value-for-money optical retail chain).

    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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    Alec Rubenstein
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Alec Rubenstein

    Senior Associate
    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 the Business & Technology Services sector and has been involved in 3i’s investments in Magnitude Software, SOR Technology, International Cruises & Excursions (“ICE”), Vascotube, Quintiles (renamed IQVIA), Audley Travel and Dynatect. He is currently a Board Director for Magnitude Software and a Board Observer for ICE and Dynatect.

    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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    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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    Nicolas Urban
    Senior Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Nicolas Urban

    Senior Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Nicolas joined 3i in 2014 and is a Senior Associate 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 EURO-DIESEL. 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

     

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    Robert Van Goethem
    Partner, Head of Consumer

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Robert Van Goethem

    Partner, Head of Consumer
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Robert is responsible for 3i's global Consumer sector focusing on consumer products, food and beverage, retail and leisure. He also leads 3i's efforts into developing and executing digital strategies for 3i itself and its portfolio companies.

    He joined 3i in 2005 as a Partner and is based in 3i's Benelux office. He has been involved in, amongst others, Action, Hans Anders, BoConcept, Basic-Fit, Euro-Diesel, Amor, ABX Logistics, Azelis, Aviapartner, Hyva, Ponroy, Christ and VNU Media. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Action and Euro-Diesel.

    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

     

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    Rutger Vos
    Senior Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Rutger Vos

    Senior Associate
    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

     

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    Peter Wirtz
    Co-Head, Private Equity

    Germany / Private Equity

    Peter Wirtz

    Co-Head, Private Equity
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Peter joined 3i Germany in 1998. He was appointed Managing Director in May 2009 and Co-Head of Private Equity in April 2019.

    During his time at 3i, Peter has taken a leading role across more than 15 transactions including Lampenwelt, Christ, Scandlines, Amor and MotorenWerkeMannheim (MWM).

    Further transactions in which Peter has been involved include 3i’s investments in ICE, Action, Basic-Fit, NORMA, Hyva and Azelis. Peter currently sits on the Boards of Christ, Scandlines and ICE.

    Prior to joining 3i, Peter worked for Procter & Gamble and Deutsche Bank. He holds a degree in Business and Administration from the University of Bamberg.

    3i office address

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

     

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