Inflexion Private Equity brings in ex-3i UK private equity head Whileman


David-Whileman_InflexionInflexion Private Equity has hired former 3i head of UK private equity David Whileman to become a partner at the firm.

Whileman’s arrival will see an increased focus on investing in minority situations in UK private equity according to a statement from Inflexion.

In his previous role Whileman was a founding partner of 3i’s €1.2bn Growth Capital Fund, which targeting minority investments in high-growth mid-market companies.

During that time he took the lead role in investments such as Foster + Partners, Hyperion Insurance and Hayley Conference Centres.

Inflexion managing partner Simon Turner said, “We’re delighted to welcome David to Inflexion. He brings with him vast experience and an extensive network to complement our own.

“David will build on our existing track record in minority situations, which is a key part of our investment strategy.”

Whileman said, “I am pleased to be joining the Inflexion team. The firm’s culture, breadth of experience and entrepreneurial approach make it a very exciting opportunity.

“Inflexion has an excellent track record and I am very much looking forward to being part of its future success.”

Inflexion held a £375m first and final close of its latest UK buyout fund in 2010 after just three months on the road.

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