HEC alumni Jérôme Girszyn and Laurent Savinelli, two partners in 3i’s Paris office, have left the firm. Savinelli has managed the Growth Capital and SMBO team in France since 2002. He started his career as a financial analyst at stockbroker Oddo-Pinatton in 1989 before joining 3i in 1994. Girszyn joined 3i’s Paris office in 1998 from Arthur Andersen Corporate Recovery. He was appointed head of the portfolio team in 2000 and partner in 2003.
In somewhat related news, the head of 3i, Philip Yea, hinted at the possibility of raising a growth capital fun, along with repeating the mantra that cash is king.