Great people and great companies drive our business.

We have been investing in fast growing companies for over 65 years, working with entrepreneurs, management teams and other key stakeholders to substantially enhance value by helping to make their companies the best they can be. As at 30 September 2014, we had £3.9bn AUM in Private Equity.

We have an established on-the-ground presence in 9 countries across Europe, Asia and North America which enables us to work closely with management teams to accelerate their international growth plans.

We have built relationships around the world with thousands of companies, experienced businesses leaders, advisers, governments and regulators and have an extensive track record of success across a range of sectors. This rich international network together with the calibre of our people delivers the insight and capability necessary to identify and partner with ambitious market-leading businesses.

Investment Strategy

We provide tailored investment solutions for a variety of situations. Access to 3i’s balance sheet capital and LP funds gives us significant flexibility in terms of both financing deals and the length of time we hold our investments.

  • We back entrepreneurs and management teams of mid-market companies with an EV typically between €100m to €500m
  • We provide access to our international network and local market insight, to accelerate international growth
  • We have the flexibility to invest in both majority and minority situations
  • We look for situations where we can enhance and drive value growth e.g. expanding sales into new regions, buy and build opportunities,  offshoring manufacturing and sourcing international suppliers


We focus on four core sectors in which we have a proven track record of investment and a deep international network of contacts.

These are Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare and Industrial.

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