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.65 investment professionals across offices in seven countries and our portfolio operations have a presence in c.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 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

portfolio value

€100m - €500m
enterprise value

of 3i portfolio revenues come from international businesses

bolt-on acquisitions in the year to 31 March 2024

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


As at 31 March 2024 


How has 3i helped you as a partner?

Hear from our portfolio companies on how we have supported them in their sustainability initiatives, from sign-posting best practice to connecting them to partners.

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.

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