Keolis is a leading urban and inter-urban transport operator. At the time of 3i’s exit in 2006, Keolis operated in seven countries including the UK, Sweden, Germany and Canada. It employed over 33,000 staff and had a turnover of €2.6bn.
“3i’s industry expertise and contacts helped us prioritise our plans, win major contracts in existing geographies such as Sweden and the UK, and evaluate new locations for growth. As a result, international growth was disciplined, quick and profitable.” Michel Bleitrach, CEO, Keolis
This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc, advised by 3i France.