Private Equity


With an investment track record of over 70 years, we are proud of our heritage in backing world class companies. We have c. 55 investment professionals across offices in seven countries and our portfolio operations have a presence in over 90 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. 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

portfolio value

€100m - €500m
enterprise value

of 3i portfolio revenues come from international businesses

bolt-on acquisitions in 33 countries since January 2010

new investments since January 2010


As at 31 March 2020


Business Leaders Network

Joy McCormack, Director, Board Development, discusses how 3i’s Business Leaders Network adds value to its portfolio companies.

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