3i appts

3i has appointed Olivier Lesca as director in its European buyout business. He will be responsible for identifying and executing French and cross border buyouts and will split his time between 3i’s London and Paris offices.

Lesca was most recently executive director at UBS Warburg where he had worked since 1993 in the M&A department, focussing in particular on French clients and the engineering, financial institutions and technology sectors. He began his career in the corporate finance department of Prudential Securities in New York in 1988, before joining the M&A team of Banque Paribas in 1991.