Stuart is responsible for new private equity investment and portfolio oversight for 3i’s Developing Markets region, encompassing Brazil, China, India and Singapore.
He works closely with the local teams in those geographies to help them set their investment and portfolio monitoring strategies and to review and support transaction opportunities. He is a non-executive director of ACR, a Singapore based reinsurer focusing on the Asia market, and Foster + Partners, a UK headquartered world renowned architectural practice.
Having joined 3i in 1995, he has worked on buyout opportunities in most Western European countries as well as a number of Eastern European ones. Notable transactions in which he has taken a leading role include SR Technics (Switzerland), Fonecta (Finland), Educational Information Group (Netherlands) and ABX Logistics (Belgium).
He was also recently involved in 3i’s investment in Trescal (France) and was formerly a non-executive director of Hobbs (UK). As well as his primary role in 3i’s Private Equity business, Stuart led 3i’s investment in Mizuho Investment Management, now renamed 3iDM.
Stuart qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering.