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 eight 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.

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

Launch video

Co-heads Alan Giddins and Menno Antal 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 32 countries since January 2010

new investments since January 2010


As at 31 March 2018

Business Leaders Network

The members of our extensive, global Business Leaders Network bring expertise and insight into our core sectors and business models, as well as provide access to companies, governments and regulators.

Banking Team

Our experienced team of in-house banking professionals provides debt advisory services to support both our initial investment decision and our portfolio companies’ ongoing needs once we’ve invested. Having executed a wide array of transactions across multiple geographies, the team brings a breadth of experience across the debt product spectrum. 

international breadth solutions

the team works across all 3i’s investment offices

12 transactions and over €6.1bn of debt

delivered over the 12 months to 31 March 2018

full toolkit of financing offered

across the debt product spectrum

Active Partnership

Once invested, we work closely with our portfolio companies to achieve their full potential. This systematic Active Partnership approach is applied across our portfolio to deliver strategic, commercial and operational excellence.

Launch video

Menno Antal explains 3i’s approach to working with its portfolio companies.

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