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JMJ Associates

Region: UK, North America
Sector: Business Services

Nature of Business

JMJ Associates is a US-headquartered, leading, global management consultancy with a focus on supporting multinational companies with complex capital programmes and operations. JMJ works with clients, to significantly enhance their workplace safety and their project and organisational team performance through behavioural and cultural transformation. 

JMJ has offices in London, Austin, Houston, Doha, Johannesburg, Perth, Brisbane, Busan, Shanghai and Singapore.  The company’s high-quality, and longstanding, customer base includes market leading businesses in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Mining and Metals and Construction industries globally.

"We wanted a partner with a strong cultural fit who understands professional services and our underlying markets and believe 3i provides this."

Stephen Portner, Chief Executive of JMJ Associates

Investment Overview

3i, and co-investment funds managed by 3i, invested £108m/ $175m for a majority stake in October 2013, acquiring the stake from the management team.

JMJ’s future growth will come from its strong underlying end-markets, the increasing complexity and size of major capital projects, rising global spending on workplace safety, increased adoption of cultural, behavioural and leadership based approaches to improve organisational performance, as well as continued growth in the utilisation of external expertise in safety and project execution services.

We have introduced Pete Regan as Chairman. Pete has worked with us in other business services investments, including at ERM, where he was CEO and then Chairman, and Element Materials Technology, the global testing firm, where he is Chairman.  Pete has a unique experience in developing global consulting firms and will be an asset to JMJ.

We will support JMJ’s expansion by providing operational and strategic support, as well as using our international network to identify and support further growth opportunities.

Regulatory notice: This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc

3i office contact


16 Palace Street
London SW1E 5JD

Tel: +44 (0)20 7975 3131
Fax: +44 (0)20 7975 3232

North America

One Grand Central Place
60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
New York, NY 10165

Tel: +1 (212) 848 1400
Fax: +1 (212) 848 1401

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