We are one of the world’s leading private equity investors in the Industrial sector and have a proven track record.


Industrial companies are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities from the new world economies and these are exciting times for the most ambitious and progressive businesses. With a wide view across the sector and a presence in four continents, we are well-placed to work in partnership with fast-growing industrial businesses that thrive on change.

The companies we support increase their scale, efficiency and profitability by streamlining operations and making strategic acquisitions. In many cases, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America are critical to their plans, not simply as centres for lower-cost production, but also as increasingly wealthy and attractive end markets.

The companies of greatest interest to us operate in six areas:

  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Construction & Building Products
  • Electronics & Electricals
  • Flow control, and
  • Oil, Gas & Power.

By working closely with management teams, we apply the value of 3i’s knowledge and network to help companies streamline their operations, identify and execute value creation opportunities, and grow their international presence. In this way, businesses will not only survive challenging times but will emerge leaner and fitter, with a robust platform for future growth.

AES Alimak Hek Damcos Dockwise
Esmalglass-Itaca Etanco Extec Franklin Offshores
GEKA Hilite Hyva Jung Pumpen
Keolis Mold Masters MWM Norma
Petrofac Scandlines SR Technics Wendt