Leading international investor
About 3i

3i is a leading international investment manager focused on mid-market Private Equity, Infrastructure and Debt Management across Europe, Asia and North America.

The combination of our international relationships, extensive experience, on-the-ground knowledge and capital enables us to identify attractive investment opportunities.

Working in partnership, we apply our operational and financial skills to maximise returns. Through combining these attributes, we create value for all our stakeholders.

Key info
Founded in:
Simon Borrows

Chief Executive since May 2012, and an Executive Director since he joined 3i in October 2011.

Chairman of the Group Risk Committee, the Executive Committee and the Group’s Investment Committee. Also a non-executive director at Inchcape plc and The British Land Company PLC.

Previous experience

Formerly Chairman of Greenhill & Co International LLP, having previously been Co-Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill & Co, Inc. Before founding the European operations of Greenhill & Co in 1998 he was the Managing Director of Baring Brothers International Limited.

Julia Wilson
Group Finance Director

Julia joined 3i in January 2006. She became Group Finance Director with effect from 30 November 2008, having been appointed to the Board of 3i Group plc on 1 October. She is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.
Julia began her career at Arthur Andersen. After senior tax roles with Hanson plc and Tomkins plc, she became Group Tax Director at Cable & Wireless plc in 2000 and subsequently Group Director of Corporate Finance.
Julia is also a non-executive director of Legal & General Group plc, and a member of the ICAEW (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Menno Antal
Managing Partner, co-head Private Equity

Menno Antal joined 3i in 2000. He is currently Managing Partner, co-head of Private Equity and part of 3i's Executive Committee, having been Managing Director for the Benelux since 2003.
He has been a key member of the investment teams working on several of 3i’s Benelux buyouts including Basic-Fit, Action, Element Materials Technology, VNU Media, Dockwise, Refresco Gerber, ABX, Hyva, UTT, Malmberg, De Telefoongids and YBR. He currently sits on the Boards of Action and OneMed.
Prior to joining 3i, Menno held a broad range of international managerial positions within Heineken.
He has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.

Kevin Dunn
Company Secretary & Head of HR

Kevin has been General Counsel and Company Secretary at 3i since 2007, responsible for the Group’s legal, compliance, internal audit, Human resources and company secretarial functions. He has been a member of the Management Committee since joining the Company in 2007.
Kevin was formerly a Senior Managing Director, running the European Leveraged Finance business for GE’s Commercial Finance division after serving as European General Counsel for GE Commercial Finance. Prior to GE Commercial Finance, he was a partner at the law firms Travers Smith and Latham & Watkins specialising in leveraged finance, high yield,corporate restructuring and banking regulation.

Jeremy Ghose
3i Debt Management CEO

Jeremy is CEO & Managing Partner of 3i Debt Management which manages circa US$11.5 billion of assets. Jeremy is a member of 3i’s Executive Committee and chairs the Debt Management Investment Committee. Jeremy joined the Company in 2011 following the acquisition of Mizuho Investment Management (MIM) from Mizuho Corporate Bank. Prior to joining 3i Jeremy was with Mizuho Corporate Bank (formerly The Fuji Bank) since 1988.
Jeremy was the founder of Mizuho’s Leveraged Finance business in 1988 and the founder of the third-party independent fund management business in 2005. He had overall responsibility for the LBO/MBO franchise, leveraged syndications, mezzanine finance and equity fund business in Europe, U.S. and Asia (excluding Japan). Under his supervision, the bank was involved in financing over 500 buy-out transactions, of which it lead-managed or joint-managed over 200 transactions and has underwritten in excess of US$126 billion of debt with portfolio responsibility in excess of US$20 billion.
A veteran of the LBO and M&A markets, Jeremy has over 29 years of relevant experience globally. He was an Executive Officer of Mizuho Corporate Bank, being the first non Japanese to achieve this status in the bank’s history. He holds a B.A. (Honours) degree in Business Administration and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Jeremy is approved to perform the FCA management controlled functions 3 & 30.

Alan Giddins
co-head Private Equity

Alan joined 3i in 2005 and is Managing Partner, co-Head of Private Equity and a member of 3i’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee, having previously been Global Sector Head for Business Services. Prior to joining 3i he spent 13 years in investment banking, latterly as Managing Director at Societe Generale, where he was Global Head of Transport & Business Services, advising a range of quoted and private equity owned businesses. Alan started his career as a chartered accountant at KPMG.
Since joining 3i Alan has worked on the buyouts of a number of businesses both in the UK and internationally. He currently sits on the boards of Mayborn group, JMJ Associates and Element Materials Technology.

Debt Management

Management of funds which invest in senior and mezzanine corporate debt in typically large and private companies in UK, Europe and North America

As at 30 September 2014, 3iDM’s 45 strong team managed circa US$11bn of third party AUM across 29 funds including CLOs, Credit Opportunities, Managed Accounts, Private Equity Fund of Funds and Mezzanine.

3iDM has a core objective to achieve consistent outperformance to investors by careful asset selection and dynamic portfolio management

3iDM has a strong track record and offers a variety of investment vehicles with differing risk / rewards profiles to meet the return objectives of investors

Our vision is to build a leading global credit management business through a combination of organic and acquisition-based growth, supported by 3i Group’s capacity to seed new funds and finance acquisitions.


Investing primarily in utilities, transportation and social infrastructure in the UK and Europe

Infrastructure was set up as a discrete business line within 3i in 2006, when we, in consortium with three other international investors, led the public-to-private acquisition of Anglian Water Group.

Our Infrastructure business has evolved significantly since then. At 30 September 2014, it had assets under management of £2.3 billion, investing through four vehicles, 3i Infrastructure plc, the 3i India Infrastructure Fund, BIIF LP and BEIF II LP.

Growing our Infrastructure business is an important strategic priority for us, and in November 2013 we completed the acquisition of Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Limited from Barclays Bank plc.

The combined infrastructure investment team will continue to use its extensive experience and relationships to source attractive investment opportunities in the UK and across Europe.

Private Equity

At a time when domestic markets are offering businesses fewer opportunities to generate growth, expanding into new geographies can prove attractive. However, such a move can be tough and understanding the risks and challenges of operating in international markets with differing rules and cultures is key to unlocking potential and realising growth.

We have teams in 9 countries across Europe, North America and Asia and our portfolio companies are present in over 80 countries. This combination of international outlook and experience, as well as deep local knowledge, gives us the insights and capabilities necessary to identify and partner with ambitious market-leading businesses looking to grow across borders.

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