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3i promotes 8 investment professionals in its Private Equity business

3i, the leading international investor focused on mid-market private equity, infrastructure and debt management, is pleased to announce it has promoted the following 8 investment professionals in its Private Equity business:

Partner: Associate Director:
  • Andrew Olinick, North America
  • Rowena Gracey, UK
  • Rahul Lulla, North America
  • Javier Martin, Spain
  • Torbjorn Folkesson, Nordics
  • John Patterson, UK
  • Eva Sarma, UK
  • David Stephens, UK

In addition, Andrew Olinick has been appointed Head of Business Services.

The promotions reflect another successful year for 3i’s Private Equity business, which delivered a 24 per cent gross investment return and significantly improved fund performance, with the Growth Capital Fund at 1.7x (2014: 1.3x) and Eurofund V at 1.4x (2014:1.1x).

In the last twelve months, the Private Equity team has completed five new investments in Euro-Diesel (Benelux), Q Holding (North America), Dynatect (North America), Christ (Germany) and Aspen (UK) and supported over 20 acquisitions within the portfolio. The Private Equity business also took advantage of attractive markets for realisations and refinancings, generating £831m of proceeds for 3i Group plc.

Since the year end the Private Equity business has recruited a further three associates, who have joined the New York, Amsterdam and Frankfurt offices.

Menno Antal & Alan Giddins, Managing Partners and co-heads of Private Equity, commented:
“We would like to congratulate our colleagues on their well-deserved promotions. The promotions, along with recent appointments, demonstrate the strength and depth of the Private Equity team at 3i. The Private Equity business has made significant progress over the past year, completing 5 new investments and securing strong realisations which contributed to a good gross investment return for our investors.”


For further information, contact:

3i Group plc
Kathryn van der Kroft
Tel: +44 20 7975 3021

Latika Shah
Tel: +44 20 7975 3157

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About 3i Group
3i is a leading international investment manager focused on mid-market Private Equity, Infrastructure and Debt Management across Europe, North America and Asia. For further information, please visit:

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