Our business

Partnering for international growth

We provide investment solutions for growing companies. Access to both 3i’s balance sheet and external capital allows us significant flexibility in how we finance deals and the length of our investment hold period.

Our investment strategy

  • We back entrepreneurs and management teams of mid-market companies with an EV typically between €100m – €500m.
  • We back international growth plans, providing access to our network and expertise to accelerate growth. 
  • We look for situations where there are structural opportunities to 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 three core sectors: consumer, business & technology services and industrial. In each we have a proven track record and a deep international network of contacts.

View our exit case studies

EV
€100m –
€500m

€7.1bn
Total portfolio value

       
Backing
international
growth
Bolt on
acquisitions
25
in 2014
Private Equity Co-heads
Menno Antal
Managing Partner, co-head Private Equity
Alan Giddins
Managing Partner, co-head Private Equity
Private Equity Team
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Menno Antal talks about 3i’s Private Equity business