Industry Awards

December 2016 – Action wins Retailer of the Year Europe 2016-2017

Action was awarded Retailer of the Year Europe for the third consecutive year. It also won Dutch Retailer of the Year and Belgian Retailer of the Year. The award is based on consumer votes on various store criteria including price, product range and customer service.

October 2016 – Element wins Mid-Market Exit of the Year at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards

These awards celebrate innovation and excellence in private equity and venture capital. The judges' criteria included outstanding origination, value creation during ownership and excellent deal execution. Our win was based on their recommendation together with strong support from voters.

April 2016 - Audley Travel wins Best Tour Operator at the 2015-2016 Telegraph Travel Awards

Audley was named Best Tour Operator at the 2015-2016 Telegraph Travel Awards ceremony on April 12th 2016. The awards recognise the world's best destinations, airlines, tour operators and cruise lines, and are voted for by readers.

April 2016 – 3i Debt Management wins GlobalCapital’s “European CLO Manager of the Year 2015” award

The award was announced at the IMN's (Information Management Network’s) European CLO and Leveraged Loans conference. This year, the polling for the shortlists relied on a three-pronged approach that included industry nominations, peer review and GlobalCapital’s own research. GlobalCapital notes that 3i Debt Management issued three European CLOs in 2015, totalling approximately €1.2bn.

Pieter de Jong wins ‘Best Private Equity Manager’ at the Benelux M&A Awards

The M&A Awards, organized by Alex van Groningen, are the landmark event for professionals working in M&A, corporate finance and private equity in the Netherlands, as they recognise and reward the best talent in the industry.

Giovanna Maag wins ‘Best woman GP mid market’ in the European Women In Private Equity Awards

The inaugural European Women In Private Equity Awards are designed to find the most exemplary women within private equity across Europe. The aim of the awards is to highlight the success of women working in the private equity sector and to encourage more women to consider careers within the industry.

March 2015 – 3i Debt Management wins GlobalCapital’s ‘Euro CLO of the Year, 2014’ award

3iDM's Harvest IX CLO has been voted GlobalCapital’s ‘Euro CLO of the Year, 2014’ award. GlobalCapital presented the award at IMN’s London CLO conference. The awards are decided by the loan market itself and based solely on the public vote.

3i’s Harvest X CLO was also shortlisted for the award.

Private Debt Investor Awards

March 2015 – 3iDM has been voted CLO Manager of the Year (Europe) by Private Debt Investor

Private Debt Investor’s readers voted 3iDM as CLO Manager of the Year in 2014 following a strong year of issuance for the business.

3iDM raised three CLO vehicles totalling €1.42 billion in Europe – Harvest VIII, IX and X – with another three vehicles totalling €1.44 billion in the US. The business moved to keep pace with the regulatory changes affecting the sector, adjusting the structure of its vehicles to meet both US Volcker Rule restrictions and new European risk retention requirements. The firm also reached a €250 million first close on its European Middle Market Fund.


June 2014 – Loxam voted ‘Rental Company of the Year’ by the European Rental Association

The award was given in recognition of Loxam’s consistent financial performance throughout the crisis as well its capacity to constantly innovate. Furthermore, the award highlights the company’s role in developing the French and European rental market.

Mayborn Group

May 2014 – Mayborn wins BVCA’s ‘Community & Environmental Action Award’ – North East region

The award recognises companies which make an outstanding contribution to the local community and environmental sustainability, by commending demonstrable commitment to areas such as community volunteer schemes, charity work and creating a positive working environment.

Infrastructure Investor Awards

March 2014 – 3i Infrastructure wins two ‘Infrastructure Investor’ awards

3i Infrastructure, Siemens and Innisfree have won the ‘Global PPP transaction of the year’ and ‘European PPP transaction of the year’ awards for the Thameslink transaction

The award process drew thousands of votes from Infrastructure Investor’s readers, who selected from a shortlist of four firms in each category. Voters were also free to nominate firms not named on the shortlist.

Euroweek Awards

February 2014 – 3i Debt Management wins Euroweek’s ‘Best Institutional Investor in Senior Loans’ award

3iDM has won the ‘Best Institutional Investor in Senior Loans’ Award at Euroweek’s 11th Annual Syndicated Loans & Leveraged Finance Awards.

The Euroweek awards are the only awards decided by the loan market itself and based solely on the public vote. They are also the loan market’s most prestigious awards ceremony, where banks and their clients are rewarded for the best, most innovative and influential transactions of the last year.

Mayborn Group

November 2013 – tommee tippee wins 'Business Game Changer’ award at the Global Angels Awards 2013

tommee tippee was honoured by the Global Angels Foundation in recognition of the work that it has undertaken to embed social responsibility and sustainability across its global business

Operational excellence Awards

October 2013 – 3i wins ‘Large Cap - Americas’ award for Mold-Masters

3i has won the ‘Large Cap - Americas’ award at the 2013 Private Equity International Operational Excellence Awards for its successful investment in Mold-Masters, a global leader in melt delivery and control systems.

LHI Technology

June 2012 – LHI Technology wins GE Innovation Award

LHI Technology received GE Innovation Award for its outstanding performance in quality, delivery and cost reduction.

Hyperion Insurance Group

May 2012 – Hyperion wins second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade

Recognised as the UK’s most prestigious business accolade, the award comes on the back of impressive 2011 financial results, with total revenue up 21% to £87 million. First won in 2007, this year the company have won the award for continuous achievement over a six year period, with overseas earnings growth of over 250%, and recognises Hyperion’s consistent ability to grow profitably.

The Private Equity Awards 2012

April 2012 – 3i wins ‘DACH deal of the year’ award for NORMA

3i has won the ‘DACH deal of the year’ award at the 2012 Real Deals Private Equity Awards for its successful investment in German clamping and connecting components group NORMA.

The annual Private Equity Awards recognise the very best achievements of individuals and firms working within venture capital and private equity. Presented by Real Deals, these annual awards are the ultimate accolade for the industry's dealmakers and advisers. This award follows 3i’s success in 2011, winning the ‘Deal of the year – France & Benelux’ category for HYVA.

Infrastructure Investor Awards

March 2012 – 3i wins PEI Infrastructure Investor ‘Asia Pacific infrastructure fund manager of the year’ award

3i has won the 'Asia Pacific infrastructure fund manager of the year' award at the 2011 Infrastructure Investor Awards.

The awards recognise excellence in the infrastructure asset class in 45 different categories, highlighting the achievements of fund managers, limited partners, banks, developers, law firms and service providers all over the world.

The Sunday Times Buyout Track

February 2012 – Sunday Times Buyout Track 100

The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list includes six 3i-backed businesses

Agent Provocateur (#8)
The global designer and retailer of luxury lingerie, now has 55 stores worldwide with plans to double the number of stores by 2015. Strong sales and new store openings in New York on Madison Avenue and in Los Angeles on Rodeo Drive have helped boost profits 85% a year from £1m in 2009 to £3.3m in 2011.

Go Outdoors (#20)
The UK’s largest specialist retailer of camping equipment, tents, outdoor clothing and footwear opened 10 new stores in 2011, reaching a total of 31 outlets. The company has also redesigned its website to improve online sales. Profits increased 67% a year from £3.3m in 2009 to £9.2m in 2011.

Hyperion Insurance (#39)
Hyperion, an international insurance group, has grown rapidly through acquisition and expansion into emerging markets, particularly in south east Asia. Profits have grown 46% a year from £8.5m in 2009 to £18m in 2011.

AESSeal (#94)
One of the world's leading specialists in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals and support systems, AES has continued its investment in technology and focused on supplying and servicing its two main growth industries - oil & gas and minerals & mining. This has helped profits to grow by 22% a year from £12.1m in 2008 to £17.9m in 2010.

Also included in the list were Unipart (#59), a logistics operator, and Permali Gloucester (#80) a composite products manufacturer.