Justin is a Director in 3i's UK Private Equity team. He leads 3i's activity in the UK Consumer sector and, as a core member of 3i's global Consumer team, has a particular focus on Retail and Leisure.
Justin's involvement in the Consumer sector includes the roll-outs of GO Outdoors, the Giraffe restaurant chain and Eat sandwich shops in the UK, Cafe y Te in Spain and Little Sheep in China. His investment record also covers: successful growth and exits at housebuilder Banner Homes, media monitoring business Precise Media and staffing business Morgan McKinley; private placings in international environmental consultancy SLR and in IT hardware/services company Morse; the take-private of Fairview Homes; and the buy-and-build strategy at telecoms company Azzurri. He is currently a board member of GO Outdoors.
Justin has been with 3i for 17 years, including periods in the buyout, growth capital and regional markets. He spent ten years in a number of roles with HSBC before joining 3i. Justin is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and has a degree in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University.