Private Equity

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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 88 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 five core sectors: Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial Technology, Services and Software. In each we have a proven track record and a deep international network of contacts. 

 

 

 

 

Facts and figures

£19.6bn
portfolio value

€100m - €500m
enterprise value

98%
of 3i portfolio revenues come from international businesses

7
bolt-on acquisitions in the year to 31 March 2024

93%
of portfolio companies by value grew earnings in the year to 31 March 2024

 

As at 31 March 2024 

 

Business Leaders Network

Find out more about our global network of best-in-class executives who we partner with from origination through to driving performance in the assets we own.

Portfolio: Evernex

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