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 challenges and opportunities from emerging economies. These are exciting times for the most ambitious and progressive businesses. With deep sector know-how and a truly global presence, we are well-placed to work in partnership with fast-growing industrial businesses that thrive on change.

The companies we invest in have a differentiated product, technology, network or know-how offering . We support the companies in realising international growth, increasing their scale, bringing in additional talent for driving operational improvement or investing in platform expansion. In many cases, Asia and South America are critical to the company’s growth plans - not necessarily as centers for lower-cost production, but as attractive end markets.

We work closely with management teams giving them access to 3i’s in-house experience, network and financial capital. This continues to help companies in driving their international expansion and growth agenda and in identifying and executing value creation opportunities through e.g. add-on acquisitions or operational improvement projects.

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