PriestleySoundy advised Stephan Wilcke on his appointment as independent non-executive Chair-elect of 3173 and certain ancillary arrangements.
Stephan currently chairs Bima, the leading mobile delivered health and insurance provider in emerging markets, and serves on the boards of Hamburg Commercial Bank and Equiom. He is a former Executive Chair of OneSavings Bank and has also served on the boards of Amigo, Azimut, Independer, Farmafactoring, the Jersey Financial Services Commission, the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, Nova Lubljanska Bank, TBC Bank and Travelex. In his executive career he served as CEO of HM Treasury’s Asset Protection Agency and was a partner at Apax Partners responsible for Financial Services in Europe. Stephan is also an active early-stage investor.
Founded in Belfast in 2000, 3173 is a leading provider of pensions administration software, trusteeship and governance services to the UK pensions industry.
In June 2022, Synova announced an investment into 3173 to support an ambitious growth plan.
Synova is a growth focused investor supporting European companies valued between £20 million and £250 million. Founded in 2007, the firm manages £1.7 billion of capital on behalf of institutional investors and family offices and invests across four sectors: software & data, tech-enabled services, financial services and health & education.
Pinsent Masons advised 3173 and Synova.
10 February 2023