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    Yaad Virdee
    Senior Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Yaad Virdee

    Senior Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Yaad is a Senior Associate in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London and joined 3i in November 2014. He is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals and the management of assets in the infrastructure sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Yaad worked in the Corporate Finance division of Ernst & Young. Yaad is a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds a BSc in mathematics from Bristol University.

    3i office address

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

    Germany / Private Equity

    Martin von Berg

    Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
     

    Martin joined 3i in 2016 as an Associate in the Frankfurt Private Equity team. He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Industrial sector. He is part of the team responsible for 3i's investment in Schlemmer, a global leader in cable management solutions for the automotive industry.

    Prior to joining 3i, Martin worked as an analyst in the German investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

    Martin holds a M.Sc. in Management, with a focus on Corporate Finance, from University of Mannheim, Germany.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0
    +49 69 710000 113
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    Daniel von der Schulenburg
    Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Daniel von der Schulenburg

    Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Daniel joined 3i in 2016 and is responsible for origination and execution across both project and economic infrastructure investments. He focuses on transactions in the energy space across Europe as well as all infrastructure asset classes in the German speaking region.

    Daniel was previously a Principal at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, an energy focused private equity and infrastructure firm. While at Hudson he served as Program Manager and member of the Investment Committee of the firm’s infrastructure funds and was actively involved in various private equity and infrastructure transactions. He is also a cofounder of Sunlight Financial LLC, a specialty finance company focused on residential solar in the U.S.

    At 3i he has been involved in the acquisition of Infinis’ landfill gas business, an acquisition of a portfolio of PPP projects and also played a leading role in the acquisition of a portfolio of assets from the EISER Global Infrastructure Fund via a newly established 3i-managed vehicle. He is currently on the Board of Infinis Energy Management Limited.

    Daniel received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, resulting in various scientific publications and a Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering. His academic credentials also include a MSc in Business Management from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (EAP-ESCP) and a graduation with distinction from the Technical University Berlin in both Business and Engineering.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Ulf von Haacke
    Partner, Managing Director, Head of Industrial

    Germany / Private Equity

    Ulf von Haacke

    Partner, Managing Director, Head of Industrial
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Ulf joined 3i Germany in 2001 and was appointed joint Managing Director and co-head of Germany in May 2009.

    Ulf has worked on a number of Private Equity transactions at 3i and is responsible for 3i’s global Industrial sector. His most recent deals include FORMEL D, Schlemmer, Weener Plastics, and ATESTEO, where he also sits on the board. He has also led the successful exits of ATESTEO, GEKA, and HILITE International.

    Ulf studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), where he also received a PhD. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University Hagen.

    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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    Rutger Vos
    Senior Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Rutger Vos

    Senior Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Rutger joined 3i in the Benelux Private Equity team in 2015. He has recently been involved in 3i’s investment in Hans Anders and the portfolio management of Action and Refresco. Prior to joining 3i, Rutger worked in J.P. Morgan’s Benelux M&A team in London.

    Rutger holds a Masters degree in Finance from Duisenberg School of Finance, and Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Economics & Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam, respectively.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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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 is a director of Wireless Infrastructure Group.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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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 is the partner leading the UK private equity team with a particular focus on the Business & Technology Services sector. Since joining 3i in 2006, he has worked on a number of deals including most recently the acquisition of Aspen Pumps, the global leader in design, manufacture and distribution of condensate removal pumps to the air conditioning industry.

    Other deals and portfolio companies that he has been involved in include Civica (IT software and services), Q Holdings (specialist manufacturer), Inspicio (testing, inspection and certification), the sale of Inspectorate to Bureau Veritas, SLR Consulting (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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