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Target markets

Economic infrastructure businesses

Focus on the UK, Europe and North America

£50m - £400m
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.


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.



3i’s Céline Maronne and TCR’s CEO, Tom Bellekens, explore how the partnership with 3i Infrastructure helped TCR grow from a European business into a global player.

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