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    Markus Abeler
    Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Markus Abeler

    Associate
    UK / Infrastructure

    Markus joined 3i in May 2023 as an Associate in the Infrastructure team based in London. He is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals and the management of assets across the economic infrastructure space.

    Prior to joining 3i, Markus worked at HSBC in London, covering M&A across Transport, Logistics, Infrastructure, and Construction.

    Markus holds a BA in Economics from New York University.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
  • Bryan Acutt
    Bryan Acutt
    Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Bryan Acutt

    Director
    UK / Infrastructure

    Bryan is a Director in 3i's Infrastructure team in London and joined in January 2016. He is responsible for the portfolio and asset management of infrastructure and energy projects in the UK and continental Europe, including the valuation of the funds, reporting to portfolio lenders and investors, portfolio value enhancement and yield management.

    Prior to joining 3i, Bryan worked at Amber Infrastructure where he was involved in portfolio management and asset valuation of International Public Partnership. Prior to Amber, Bryan worked at Deloitte in Australia and South Africa.

    Bryan has a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours).

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
  • Zack Barron
    Zack Barron
    Associate

    North America / Infrastructure

    Zack Barron

    Associate
    North America / Infrastructure

    Zack joined 3i in 2019 as an Associate in the North American Infrastructure team.

    Prior to joining 3i, Zack was an Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities where he focused on M&A and financing advisory in the industrial services sector.

    Zack holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

    3i office address

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1400
  • Chouaib Benlahoussine
    Chouaib Benlahoussine
    Senior Associate

    France / Infrastructure

    Chouaib Benlahoussine

    Senior Associate
    France / Infrastructure

    Chouaib joined 3i in January 2019 and is a Senior Associate in the Infrastructure team based in Paris. He is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals across the Economic Infrastructure and Projects space. He is currently involved in Valorem.

    Previously, he was an Associate in the Energy and Infrastructure team at BNP Paribas in Paris, covering Financial Advisory and Project / Acquisition Financing (origination, structuring and execution) in the EMEA region.

    Chouaib graduated from the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and holds an MSc in Infrastructure Project Finance.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
  • 16 Paolo Bergamelli
    Paolo Bergamelli
    Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Paolo Bergamelli

    Director
    UK / Infrastructure

    Paolo is a Director in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London and joined 3i in 2015. He is responsible for the origination, execution and asset management of infrastructure investments. His transaction experience includes Wireless Infrastructure Group, Infinis, Tampnet, Anglian Water, Herambiente and Global Cloud Xchange. He is currently on the board of Herambiente.

    Prior to joining 3i, Paolo worked in the investment banking division of UBS, advising on Infrastructure, Transport and Telecom transactions.

    Paolo holds a MSc in Finance from Bocconi University.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
  • 17 Gaurav Bhurat
    Gaurav Bhurat
    Director

    India / Infrastructure

    Gaurav Bhurat

    Director
    India / Infrastructure

    Gaurav joined 3i in 2011 and has been involved in both Infrastructure and Private Equity investments.

    Prior to 3i, Gaurav worked at TVS Capital, a mid-market private equity fund, where he invested in banking, retail, healthcare and other consumer-oriented plays. He has also invested in European Private Equity and high yield debt at Goldman Sachs and in US small cap public equities at Boston Avenue Capital LLC, a billion $ hedge fund.

    Gaurav holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

    3i office address

    3i India Private Limited,
    Level 7 B-Wing,
    Capital Bandra Kurla Complex,
    Mumbai - 400 051
    +91-22-49055850
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    Eric Bucher
    Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Eric Bucher

    Associate
    UK / Infrastructure

    Eric joined 3i in September 2021 and is an Associate in the Infrastructure team based in London. He is responsible for the origination and execution of new investments in Europe, as well as supporting the activities of portfolio companies including DNS:NET, Belfast City Airport and Global Cloud Xchange.

    He has previous experience from Waterland Private Equity and JPMorgan.

    Eric holds a MSc in Financial Analysis from London Business School and a B.A. HSG in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen. In addition, he gained experience during his studies abroad at Harvard University.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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    Fernando Castagnolo
    Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Fernando Castagnolo

    Director
    UK / Infrastructure

    Fernando is a Director in 3i's Infrastructure team in London and joined in April 2019. He is primarily responsible for the origination, evaluation and execution of new investment opportunities in the infrastructure sector, as well as managing existing investments.

    Prior to joining 3i, Fernando was a Vice President in the Project and Infrastructure Finance team at Citigroup, where he acted as advisor and lender to infrastructure, transport, power and energy transactions.

    Fernando holds an MSc Finance from Warwick Business School.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3470
  • John Cavill
    John Cavill
    Partner

    UK / Infrastructure

    John Cavill

    Partner
    UK / Infrastructure

    John is a Partner in 3i's Infrastructure team in London and joined 3i in November 2013.

    He is responsible for asset management of greenfield and operational infrastructure projects, as well as the fund management of a number of 3i’s private infrastructure funds. He works closely with portfolio board directors and Infrastructure Managers Limited, the business’s main SPV management services provider.

    John is also on the Boards of Cross London Trains and Wireless Infrastructure Group. Previously, John was a Director at Barclays Infrastructure Funds, St Modwen Properties, Land Securities and Vinci. Earlier in his career he worked for Arup.

    John has a Geography Degree from the University of Liverpool, an MSc in Transport Planning & Economics from the University of Cardiff and an MBA from Cass Business School.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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    Aaron Church
    Partner

    UK / Infrastructure

    Aaron Church

    Partner
    UK / Infrastructure

    Aaron is a Partner in the Infrastructure team based in London, with a focus on origination, execution and asset management of investments in Europe. He has played a key role in 3i's acquisitions of Attero, Joulz, Herambiente, ESVAGT, Infinis and Tampnet, and is a director on the boards of Joulz and Oystercatcher.

    Prior to 3i, Aaron worked for HRL Morrison & Co, a major Australasian headquartered infrastructure fund manager, and the Boston Consulting Group.

    Aaron holds a B.Com from the University of Canterbury and a M.B.A. (Distinction) from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

    3i office address

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

    Investments

    Attero Wijster 23
    During 3i Infrastructure’s five-year investment, the leading waste treatment business Attero doubled its earnings and opened a new electricity turbine capable of powering over 200,000 households. 3i’s Aaron Church and Attero CEO Paul Ganzeboom discuss the partnership.
  • 103 Rob Collins
    Rob Collins
    Managing Partner, Head of North American Infrastructure

    North America / Infrastructure

    Rob Collins

    Managing Partner, Head of North American Infrastructure
    North America / Infrastructure

    Rob joined 3i in 2017 as the Managing Partner for North American Infrastructure. He is a member of 3i’s Executive Committee. At 3i, he has led the US infrastructure team’s investments in Smarte Carte, Regional Rail and EC Waste. 

    Prior to joining 3i, Rob led Hastings Funds Management’s infrastructure investment activities in North America & Europe and was a member of Hastings’ Executive Committee and Investment Committee.

    Previously, Rob founded the infrastructure M&A practice at Morgan Stanley and Greenhill where he was a Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Investment Banking for the Americas at both firms. He started his infrastructure career at Goldman Sachs after spending five years as an active-duty, Naval officer in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Program.

    Rob holds an MBA from The Wharton School, a masters equivalent in nuclear engineering from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School, and a B.E., magna cum laude, in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University.

    3i office address

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1400
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    Smarte Carte CEO, Drew Niemeyer, and 3i’s Rob Collins, Chairman of the Board, discuss the growth of Smarte Carte and its international growth plans.
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    Spencer Cotten
    Senior Associate

    North America / Infrastructure

    Spencer Cotten

    Senior Associate
    North America / Infrastructure

    Spencer joined 3i in 2021 as a Senior Associate in the North American Infrastructure team.

    Prior to 3i, Spencer was an Analyst at Jupiter Management where he focussed on executing real estate and public equity investments. Before joining Jupiter, Spencer was an analyst at Credit Suisse IB where he focussed on M&A and capital markets transactions in the real estate sector.

    Spencer holds a bachelors degree in History from Princeton University.

    3i office address

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1477
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    James Dawes
    Chief Financial Officer

    UK / Infrastructure

    James Dawes

    Chief Financial Officer
    UK / Infrastructure

    James is Chief Financial Officer for 3i Group's Infrastructure business and joined in January 2016. He manages all of the operational, financial and reporting requirements for the Infrastructure business line within 3i Group, as well as performing CFO duties for 3i Infrastructure plc.

    Prior to joining 3i, James was with Legal & General Investment Management where he held a number of senior finance roles, including Finance Director of LGV Capital from 2007 to 2015.

    He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    Shares Mag
    James Dawes, speaks to AJ Bell’s Shares Magazine about 3i Infrastructure and the megatrends underpinning its strategy.
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    Anna Dellis
    Partner

    UK / Infrastructure

    Anna Dellis

    Partner
    UK / Infrastructure

    Anna Dellis joined the Infrastructure team in 2006 and became a partner in 2018. Since then she leads asset management for the portfolio of economic infrastructure investment held in funds 3i Infrastructure plc and 3i Managed Infrastructure Acquisitions Limited. This role includes oversight of portfolio company performance; recruitment of board members and senior executives for portfolio companies; and delivery of cross-portfolio initiatives to protect and grow value.

    Anna has direct investment experience across a number of sectors including oil storage (Oystercatcher); utilities (Elenia and ESP) and transport (Eversholt and BCA). Currently she represents Oystercatcher on the board of Advario Singapore Limited. Since August 2022 she is responsible for the team’s investment in DNS:NET which is rolling out fibre-to-the-home in the Berlin vicinity.

    Prior to joining 3i Anna qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and advised on infrastructure finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has a degree in German and French from the University of Nottingham.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
  • 34 Adrien Delmottee
    Adrien Delmotte
    Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Adrien Delmotte

    Director
    UK / Infrastructure

    Adrien is a Director in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London and joined in September 2015. He is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of deals in the infrastructure sector.

    He is currently involved in TCR and Valorem.

    Prior to joining 3i, Adrien worked in the investment banking division of Société Générale, advising on Financial Institution Group transactions.

    Adrien graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
  • 35 Stephane Duhr
    Stéphane Duhr
    Director

    France / Infrastructure

    Stéphane Duhr

    Director
    France / Infrastructure

    Stéphane is a Director in 3i's Infrastructure team in Paris and joined 3i in November 2013, following 3i’s acquisition of Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Limited. He joined BIFM in 2005 to set up the business and originate investment opportunities in France.

    He is currently involved in origination, execution, asset management and value creation across all sectors, for both greenfield and brownfield. He is also involved in business development in the Benelux and Central Europe.

    Previously, Stéphane spent two years in the Strategy department of Barclays, helping the bank's product and country management grow their businesses. Before this, he was a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in Paris and also worked in M&A for Morgan Stanley in London.

    Stéphane holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, an MSc in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and an MSc in Finance & Economics from the London School of Economics.

    3i office address

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