Private Equity

Approach

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With an investment track record of over 70 years, we are proud of our heritage in backing world class companies. We have c. 65 investment professionals across offices in seven countries and our portfolio operations have a presence in over 70 countries.

Partnering for international growth

We invest in companies in Europe and North America with an EV typically between €100m - €500m and international growth potential.

Access to both 3i’s balance sheet and external capital allows us significant flexibility in how we finance deals and the length of our investment hold period. Our typical investment holding period is 3-5 years, although we may hold investments for longer depending on the strategy for the investment.

We focus on four core sectors: Business and Technology Services, Consumer, Healthcare and Industrial Technology. In each we have a proven track record and a deep international network of contacts.

Peter Wirtz and Pieter de Jong, Co-Heads of Private Equity, give an overview of the 3i Private Equity business and strategy

 

Facts and figures

£19.6bn
portfolio value

€100m - €500m
enterprise value

96%
of 3i portfolio revenues come from international businesses

19
bolt-on acquisitions in the year to 30 September 2022

8
new investments in the year to 30 September 2022 

 

As at 30 September 2022
 

 

BoConcept: Accelerating Growth

Mikael Kruse Jensen, CEO of BoConcept, discusses how the partnership with 3i helped BoConcept grow from a furniture retailer into a global interior design brand.

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