New Hires and Promotions


3i, an SJE Group investment, announces the appointment of Sander Ruijter as a Director in Benelux, seven Associates across its international offices and three senior promotions, reflecting another successful year for the team.


Sander Ruijter will join as a Director based in Amsterdam. Sander was previously a Managing Partner at Gate Invest, a Dutch mid-market private equity firm which he co-founded in 2016. Sander brings 13 years’ experience, having previously worked in the Benelux advisory team at Rothschild in London from 2006 to 2016.

We're also pleased to announce the following Director appointments:

  • Rowena Gracey, London

  • Nikhil Patel, New York

  • Bastiaan Peer, Amsterdam

Further, we welcome the appointment of the following new Associates to the 3i team:

  • Stephan Duwe, Frankfurt

  • Kristina Wiren, Frankfurt

  • Juliette Grognet, Paris

  • Charlie Kickham, London

  • Stephanie Handley, New York

  • Connor Rossner, New York

  • Jerin Thomas, New York


The SJE Group congratulates Simon Borrows and the Executive team at 3i.


3i, an SJE Group investment, is a private equity firm specializing in mature companies, growth capital, middle markets, infrastructure, and management leveraged buyouts and buy-ins. The firm also provides infrastructure financing and debt management. For debt management, it invests in senior and mezzanine corporate debt in typically large and private companies in UK, Europe, Asia, and North America. It makes private equity investments in business and technology services, financial services, consumer, healthcare, consumption and distribution, media and telecom, renewable energy, wind, and industrial sector. 3i is based in London, United Kingdom with offices across Europe, North America, and Asia.

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