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    Sophia Walwyn-James
    Associate Director

    UK / Fund Investor Relations

    Sophia Walwyn-James

    Associate Director
    UK / Fund Investor Relations
     

    Sophia joined 3i in 2011 and is an Associate Director in 3i’s Fund Investor Relations team.

    The Fund Investor Relations team is responsible for interacting with Limited Partners in 3i’s third party funds, as well as managing fundraising and co-investment activity.

    Sophia began her career at the Royal Bank of Scotland, initially within RBS Asset Management where she was involved in a secondary sale of the RBS Private Equity fund investments portfolio, and latterly within Financial Institutions Relationship Management, where she focused on the Sovereign Wealth Fund and Central Bank sectors.

    Sophia 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
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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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 holds board positions at Anglian Water Group and Elenia.

    Phil has an MBA from London Business School.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Julia Wilson
    Group Finance Director

    Julia Wilson

    Group Finance Director  

    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 the Senior Independent Director of Legal & General Group 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
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Pete Wilson
    Partner

    UK / Private Equity

    Pete Wilson

    Partner
    UK / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Pete focuses on originating, executing and representing 3i on the Boards of Private Equity investments. Since joining 3i in 2006, he has had a particular focus on the Business & Technology Services sector. His most recent deals include 3i’s Buyout of Aspen Pumps, the global leader in design, manufacture and distribution of condensate removal pumps to the air conditioning industry. He also supported his US colleagues on the buyout of Q Holding and the follow-on acquisition of Degania Silicone.  Recent exits that he has led include the sale of ESG to Socotec, a leading French based testing and inspection operator.

    Other deals and portfolio companies that he has been involved in include Civica (IT software and services), Inspicio (testing, inspection and certification), the sale of Inspectorate to Bureau Veritas, SLR Consulting Limited (environmental consulting), Bestinvest (wealth management) and BVG India (facilities management).  He is currently a Director on the Boards of Aspen Pumps and SLR Consulting Limited. Previously he was a Director of Civica, ESG and Bestinvest.

    Prior to joining 3i, Pete worked in the Strategy Group at Accenture, where he advised clients on transactions as well as corporate and market entry strategy projects in the technology, media and telecommunications sector.  Pete has a First Class honours degree in Management Science from the University of Warwick.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Peter Wirtz
    Partner, Managing Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Peter Wirtz

    Partner, Managing Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Peter joined 3i Germany in 1998 and was appointed Managing Director in May 2009.

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

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

    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

     

    Investments

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    Thomas Monteiro
    Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Thomas Monteiro

    Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Thomas joined 3i in May 2017 as an Associate in the Infrastructure team in London, and is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals in the infrastructure and energy sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Thomas worked in the investment banking department of UBS, with a focus on power, utilities and infrastructure.

    Thomas holds a Master in Management from ESCP Europe (France) and a BSc in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal).

    3i office address

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