Private Equity Firm: 3i Group

March 22, 2012

3i Group is a leading international investor specializing in Private Equity, Infrastructure and Debt Management. The firm has more than 400 people including 170 investment professionals in its team, located in its offices in 13 countries.

3i has 113 portfolio companies with GBP 12.7 billion total assets under management. From April to September 2011, it invested GBP 448 million and realized GBP 532 million.

3i investment approach for each sector:

  • Private Equity. Invest in business services, consumer, healthcare and industrials & energy, across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Target in business with Enterprise Value around EUR 500 million.
  • Infrastructure. Invest in transport, utilities and social infrastructure across Europe, North America and Asia. Total investment between EUR 70 million and EUR 400 million per transaction.
  • Debt Management. Invest in senior and mezzanine corporate debt in large and private companies across Europe.

Some of current 3i portfolio companies by business sector:

  • Business and Financial services: 3i Infrastructure plc, ACR Capital Holdings, Alpha Schools (Highland Schools), BVG India Ltd, DC DruckChemie GmbH, Eltel Networks Oy, Euro – Druckservice GmbH, Foster + Partners, Hyperion Insurance Group, Ministry Of Sound, MKM Building Supplies, SLR Consulting Limited and World Freight Company International.
  • Consumer: Agent Provocateur Limited, Café y Té, GO Outdoors, Mayborn Group Plc, Shearings Group and Soya Concept A/S.
  • Industrials & Energy: Esmalglass – Itaca Group, Franklin Offshore International, GES – Global Energy Services, HTC Group AB, Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd, Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd, Radius Systems Limited, Sistemas Tecnicos de Encofrados S.A.(STEN), Soma Enterprise Ltd and Targetti Sankey Spa.
  • Healthcare: Continuum Care & Education Group, LHi Technology Private Limited, Phibro Animal Health Corporation and Siro Clinpharm Private Limited.
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms: Boomerang TV, S.A., Prisa Radio, TouchTunes Interactive Networks, UFO Moviez Pvt Ltd (Mumbai) and VNU Media.

On Feb 29, 2012, 3i announced three China’s business elites join a newly formed China Advisory Board. The advisory board will work with 3i identifying new investment opportunities in China.


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