Target markets

Economic infrastructure businesses

Focus on the UK, Europe and North America

£50m - £250m
Typical range of equity investments

Businesses generally:

  • own their asset base in perpetuity
  • provide essential services
  • have a strong market position
  • generate stable cash flows

Some businesses may have some characteristics which, through our engaged asset management approach, can enhance returns.



Focus on the UK and Europe

£5m - £50m
Typical range of equity investments

PPPs to build, commission and operate infrastructure such as government buildings, social infrastructure and roads.

Low-risk energy projects, other means of energy generation, transmission and storage, telecommunications, accommodation and transportation projects.

Operational projects

Invest in operational PPP projects across Europe, with a focus on France, the Benelux, Germany, Italy and Iberia and sub-sectors such as social infrastructure and transportation.

Investments will be made through the 3i European Operational Projects Fund which aims to provide long-term yield to institutional investors. Since 1998, 3i’s infrastructure team has invested a total of c. £2 billion in 260 PPP projects across Europe and has built many longstanding relationships with major construction companies, operators and utilities across the continent.

Sector approach

3i’s Infrastructure team looks at a range of investment opportunities across adjacent sectors to utilities, transportation, communications and energy.


Find out how 3i Infrastructure and XLT worked together to deliver 115 new trains on time and on budget


Find out how Elenia grew and developed during our 6 year partnership

Meet the team

Phil White

Phil White, Managing Partner,
Head of Infrastructure

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