About us


Starting with £15m capital in 1945, today 3i is a leading international investment manager focusing on private equity and infrastructure.

  • 2021

    David Hutchison appointed Chair

  • 2019

    Liquidity event for investors in Eurofund V

  • 2018

    3i closes the 3i European Operational Projects Fund on €456m

  • 2017

    First close of the 3i European Operational Projects Fund

    Launch of North American infrastructure platform

  • 2016

    Acquisition of assets from the EISER Global Infrastructure Fund

  • 2013

    Acquisition of Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Limited

  • 2012

    Simon Borrows appointed Chief Executive

  • 2007

    3i Infrastructure plc floats on London Stock Exchange

    New York office opened

  • 2006

    Raised €5bn mid-market buyout fund, Eurofund V

  • 1998

    Amsterdam office opened

  • 1994

    3i Group plc floats on London Stock Exchange, with £1.5bn market capitalisation

  • 1984

    Frankurt office opened

  • 1983

    Paris office opened

  • 1945

    3i founded with £15m capital

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