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    Jeremy Nakache
    Associate Director

    France / Private Equity

    Jeremy Nakache

    Associate Director
    France / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Jeremy joined 3i in 2012 and is based in the Paris office. He focuses on originating, executing and representing 3i on the Boards of Private Equity investments across a range of industry sectors in Europe.

    At 3i, Jeremy is currently on the Board of Ponroy Santé Group, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry, and has been involved in EURO-DIESEL, the leading provider of Diesel Rotary Uninterruptable Power Supply (“DRUPS”) systems headquartered in Belgium. Previously, he worked on Vedici, a leader in private healthcare in France; and Loxam, the European leader in rental equipment for the construction industry.

    Prior to 3i, Jeremy worked at Citigroup in London where he focused on Telecom Media and Technology transactions in EMEA. He has also worked at HSBC in Paris where he focused on executing deals in the French market.

    Jeremy has a Masters degree from ESSEC Business School.

    3i office address

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

     

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    Marc Ohayon
    Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Marc Ohayon

    Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Marc joined 3i in 2016 as an Associate in the French Private Equity team.

    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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    Andrew Olinick
    Partner, Managing Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Andrew Olinick

    Partner, Managing Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Andrew Olinick joined 3i in 2007 and is co-Head of 3i’s North America Private Equity team and the Global Head of Business & Technology Services. Andrew has played a key role in 3i’s investments in Element, JMJ Associates and TouchTunes. He currently sits on the Board of JMJ Associates.

    Prior to joining 3i, Andrew was an Associate at VSS, where he focused on the media, business services and education sectors. Prior to joining VSS, Andrew was an Associate at ZelnickMedia, a media-focused private equity firm.

    Andrew received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    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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    Javier Onieva
    Associate Director

    Spain / Private Equity

    Javier Onieva

    Associate Director
    Spain / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Since joining 3i in 2011, Javier has been based in Madrid, but has also worked in the Frankfurt, Paris, London, and Amsterdam offices on a number of pan-European deals including 3i’s investments in Audley Travel (UK based luxury tailor-made holidays provider), Christ (German jewellery and watch retailer) and Scandlines (one of the largest ferry operators in the Baltic Sea).

    Javier is currently involved in the portfolio management of GES (provider of renewable energy services) and sits on the Boards of Mémora Inversiones Funerarias (leading Iberian funerary services player) and Prisa Radio (world’s largest Hispanic radio operator) as an Observer. Additionally, Javier supported Derprosa (manufacturer of BOPP films for food packaging and graphic arts) and Café y Té (coffee shop chain) during 3i’s investment.

    Prior to joining 3i, Javier worked in the Investment Banking division of Merrill Lynch in London, providing M&A advisory services. Javier also completed an internship at Merrill Lynch in London and in the M&A advisory unit of Santander in Madrid prior to his graduation.

    Javier speaks English and Spanish and holds a first class honours degree in Business Administration from ICADE (Madrid).

    3i office address

    Calle Ruiz de Alarcón n 12 - 2º - B
    28014 Madrid
    +34 915 214 4 19
    +34 915 219 8 19
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    Edward Parnell
    Senior Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Edward Parnell

    Senior Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Ed is a Senior Associate in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London and joined 3i in August 2013. He is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals in the infrastructure sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Ed worked in the Business Modelling team at Ernst & Young, with a focus on financial services. He holds a BSc in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a Chartered Accountant.

    3i office address

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

    North America / Private Equity

    Nikhil Patel

    Associate Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Nikhil joined 3i in 2016 in the New York office. He participates in all elements of the investment process, including industry segment analysis, identification and screening of new opportunities, due diligence, transaction structuring, financing and execution.

    Prior to joining 3i, Nikhil was a Vice President at Chicago Pacific Founders, where he was an integral member of a debut middle market private equity fund and participated in the acquisition of three portfolio companies. Prior to joining CPF, Nikhil was a Senior Associate at Water Street Healthcare Partners, a mid-market private equity firm with approximately $2 billion of capital under management. While at Water Street, he helped execute a number of platform investments and successful portfolio company exits. Nikhil was previously an Analyst in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking division of UBS Investment Bank.

    Nikhil graduated from New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business with Honors.

    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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    Bastiaan Peer
    Associate Director

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Bastiaan Peer

    Associate Director
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Bastiaan Peer is an Associate Director in the Benelux Private Equity team.

    He is a deal team member for Basic-Fit (European discount fitness chain), BoConcept (global furniture brand) and Euro-Diesel (manufacturer of power back-up systems). Previously, Bastiaan was an Observer on the Board of Azelis, a pan-European specialty chemicals distribution company.

    Prior to joining 3i, Bastiaan worked in the Benelux Investment Banking team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Amsterdam.

    He holds a Masters degree in Financial Economics and a Masters degree in Financial Law from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

    3i office address

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

     

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    André Perwas
    Partner

    Germany / Private Equity

    André Perwas

    Partner
    Germany / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    André joined 3i’s German Private Equity team in 2006. His key investments include Formel D, Lampenwelt, Christ, Amor, GEKA and Novem. André is currently a Board member of Formel D, Lampenwelt and Christ and a former board member of GEKA and Amor. André is also leading the Business & Technology Services sector for 3i in Germany.

    Prior to joining 3i, André was a Senior Manager at Accenture's strategy practice, leading client projects and corporate development/ M&A initiatives throughout Europe and the US.

    André has a Masters in Mathematics and holds an MBA from the University of California in Berkeley.

    3i office address

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

     

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    Richard Relyea
    Partner, Managing Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Richard Relyea

    Partner, Managing Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Richard joined 3i in 2007 and is co-Head of 3i’s North American Private Equity team.

    He focuses primarily on Industrials and specialty manufacturers across end markets including healthcare, and has been involved in 3i’s investments in Mold-Masters, Quintiles, Q Holding, Dynatect Manufacturing, Cirtec Medical, Hilite International and Schlemmer. He currently sits on the Boards of Q Holding, Dynatect Manufacturing and Cirtec Medical, and previously sat on the Boards of Quintiles and Mold-Masters.

    Prior to joining 3i, Richard was a Principal at Halyard Capital, where he invested in companies in the media, business services and communications sectors. Prior to joining Halyard, Richard was an Associate at Entrade, where he invested in technology and internet infrastructure businesses.

    Richard began his career at Security Capital's Preferred Growth Private Equity fund.

    He is actively involved in several non-profit organisations and is the Chairman of the New York Private Equity Network. Richard received a BA in Economics from Williams College.

    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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    Alastair Richardson
    Director, Head of Legal

    UK / Private Equity

    Alastair Richardson

    Director, Head of Legal
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Alastair is Director, Head of Legal for 3i's Private Equity team, with responsibility for legal risk management and the provision of legal support for new investments, portfolio matters, exits and fundraising activities to 3i's international Private Equity business.

    Alastair joined 3i in 1998 from the law firm, Nabarro LLP, where he worked as an Associate specialising in international corporate M&A and private equity. He holds a BA joint honours degree in Economics & Law from Durham University and is qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales. Alastair is also a member of the BVCA Legal & Accounting Committee.

    3i office address

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

    Germany / Private Equity

    Christoph Rinnert

    Associate Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Christoph joined 3i in 2015 and is an Associate Director in the German Private Equity team. He was part of the deal team in 3i's investment in Weener Plastics, a leading manufacturer of innovative plastic packaging systems for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies, and is an Observer on the Weener Plastics Supervisory Board. He was also part of the deal team in 3i's investment in Formel D, and is an Observer on the Formel D Advisory Board.

    Prior to joining 3i, Christoph worked at Rothschild in the German M&A advisory team, where he was involved in a number of German and cross-border transactions for industrial and consumer companies. Previously, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Advisory Transactions Valuation & Strategy division focusing on clients in the technology sector.

    Christoph holds a Master of Engineering from Imperial College 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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    Alec Rubenstein
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Alec Rubenstein

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    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 with 3i's investments in Audley Travel and Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.

    Prior to 3i, Alec worked as 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.  Alec sits on the board of the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD). 

    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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    Rudi Schembri
    Banking Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Rudi Schembri

    Banking Associate Director
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Rudi Schembri joined 3i’s Banking Team in June 2015 and since worked on banking for several acquisitions or portfolio companies including Action, ATESTEO, Formel D, GEKA, Hans Anders, Lampenwelt, Ponroy, Scandlines and Schlemmer.

    Before joining 3i Private Equity, Rudi spent 4 years in Deutsche Bank’s Leveraged Debt Capital Markets Team, where he worked across both the term loan and high yield bond products. Prior to this, Rudi spent 5 years at UBS in the Leveraged Finance Team and the UK Investment Banking Team. In addition, Rudi worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ consulting services for 1 year.

    Rudi holds an MSc Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and is a Certified Public Accountant. He also holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Malta, both with first class honours.

    3i office address

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

    UK / Infrastructure

    Sebastian Schwengber

    Associate Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Sebastian is an Associate Director in 3i's Infrastructure team in London and joined in July 2017. He is primarily responsible for the strategic asset management of portfolio companies in the UK and continental Europe. In this role, Sebastian works closely with management teams on strategy and performance improvement initiatives. He is also involved in the evaluation and execution of deals, with a particular focus on the energy and utility sectors.

    Sebastian brings 10 years’ experience in energy and utilities, most recently from National Grid where he was a member of the Group & UK/EU Strategy team, and prior to that from Roland Berger, where he was a core member of the European Energy & Utilities team.

    Sebastian holds an MBA from INSEAD, a MSc in Business Management from ESCP Europe and an engineering degree from Technical University Berlin.

    3i office address

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

    UK / Infrastructure

    Tim Short

    Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Timothy joined 3i in 2007, where his primary focus is on the origination, execution and debt financing of infrastructure investments.

    His transaction experience includes Elenia, Infinis, East Surrey Pipelines, Belfast City Airport, TCR, ESVAGT, Oystercatcher and Scandlines.

    Prior to joining 3i, he was at RBC Capital Markets, having started his career in the European financial restructuring group at Houlihan Lokey.

    Timothy has an MA and an MPhil in Economics from St John's College, Cambridge.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Bernardo Sottomayor
    Partner

    UK / Infrastructure

    Bernardo Sottomayor

    Partner
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Bernardo joined 3i in 2015 as a Partner with responsibility for origination and execution of new investments across Europe, principally economic infrastructure businesses.

    Bernardo has 18 years of infrastructure investment experience and was most recently a Partner at Antin Infrastructure which manages funds investing in infrastructure opportunities across Europe.

    Prior to Antin, Bernardo was Managing Director, Head of Acquisitions for Deutsche Bank’s European infrastructure fund. His prior experience was in utilities, as Head of M&A at Energias de Portugal, and in infrastructure advisory with UBS and Citigroup.

    Bernardo holds an economics degree from the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal.

    3i office address

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