By 16 September, 2009

Private equity firm 3i Group has appointed Sundip Murthy, formerly with Carlyle, as growth capital principal for its North American region.

At 3i North America, Murthy will identify opportunities for growth capital investments in industrial, consumer, business services, financial services and TMT (technology/media/telecom) sectors. He will also be responsible for providing financial and strategic support to portfolio companies to drive their international growth, according to a company statement.

In his previous engagement with the Carlyle Group as Vice-President, Murthy was responsible for key governance and investment execution for consumer and retail transactions. Prior to that, he was at Ripplewood Holdings looking after global private equity investments in the consumer, TMT, and industrial sectors. He has also worked at Goldman Sachs in London and New York in the principal investing area and investment banking divisions respectively, and has also been a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co.

3i North America, part of global private equity major 3i Group, is focused on equity investment in growing businesses and infrastructure sector. It has presence in domestic markets and in maturing economies like India. The parent company 3i Group focuses on buyouts, growth capital and infrastructure and invests across Europe, Asia and North America.

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