3i appoints

Cressida Hogg has been appointed director of transactions in 3i’s Reading office. Hogg joined 3i in 1995 and spent four years on the London transactions team, moving to Reading in 1999. She has worked on several high-profile management buyouts including Thomson Directories, Solid State Logic, Autocue and Allen & Heath.

Mike Robins has been appointed the new local director of 3i’s Manchester office. Robins joined 3i Birmingham in 1993 as an investment director. In 2000 he moved to 3i’s Edinburgh office and later that year joined the Manchester office as a director. Since joining 3i he has completed some 25 management buyouts/buy-ins to date. These include the GBP32.5 million MBO of ITnet from Cadbury Schweppes plc in 1995, which floated on the LSE in 1998 and the GBP170.5 million institutional buyout of Mettis Group from National Industries Group of Kuwait in 1999.