About us

Our business at a glance

3i is an investment company specialising in Private Equity and Infrastructure. We invest in mid-market companies headquartered in northern Europe and North America.





Private Equity



What we do 

Our Private Equity business is funded principally
from our proprietary capital, with some funding from co-investors for selected assets. Its principal focus is to generate attractive capital returns.


With 89% of our investment portfolio invested in Private Equity, this business is the principal driver of our returns.


Our Infrastructure business manages assets on behalf of third-party investors and 3i’s proprietary capital, with the objective of generating attractive capital returns and earning fund management fees and portfolio income for the Group.


of the Group’s cash income was generated by our Infrastructure business in FY2023.



Our Private Equity business invests in companies with an enterprise value of typically €100 million to €500 million at acquisition in our core investment markets of northern Europe and North America. Our teams invest in the following sectors:

Business Tech Services



Consumer Consumer
Healthcare Healthcare
Industrial Technology Industrial Technology


Our Infrastructure business invests across a broad range of economic infrastructure businesses and operational projects in Europe and North America, in sectors adjacent to:

Communications Communications
Healthcare Healthcare
Natural Resources Natural resources/Energy
Social Infrastructure Social Infrastructure
Transport Logistics Transport/Logistics
Utilities Utilities


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