Creating value

Our ability to drive value growth in our portfolio companies is underpinned by the scale of our international resources, sector knowledge and network.

3i has offices in 9 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. Our country-based teams are made up of local investment professionals who have a deep understanding of their local culture, language and business environment. This allows them to identify market-leading businesses in their region and then work closely with owners and management teams to accelerate their international growth plans by leveraging 3i’s network.

Our aim is simple: to give management teams the tools they need to build lasting capabilities and competitive advantage.

Our Active Partnership approach is how we work with our portfolio companies to achieve their full potential. We support management to realise  functional excellence in their businesses through best-in-class strategic, operational, commercial and financial practices. 

Inter portfolio knowledge sharing is delivered through various conferences held for our current and former portfolio CEOs, Chairmen and CFOs.

85%+ of 3i portfolio revenues come from international businesses

Bolt on acquisitions 25in 2014

Delivered a 32% uplift on Gross Investment Return