3i Group plc is a private equity firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. Within direct investments, it prefers to make private equity investments in mature companies, growth capital, middle markets, and management leveraged buyouts and buy-ins. Within fund of fund investments, it invests in private equity funds. The firm also provides infrastructure financing and debt management. For debt management, it invests in senior and mezzanine corporate debt in typically large and private companies in United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and North America. It makes private equity investments in business and financial services, consumer, healthcare, consumption and distribution, media and telecom, renewable energy, wind, and industrial sector. Within business services, the firm seeks to invest in sub sectors such as testing, inspection, and certification; BPO and consultancy; human capital including staffing, education, and training businesses; facilities management; support services to industrial sectors such as oil and gas and utilities; outsourcing and advising; recruitment; logistics and infrastructure support services including logistics, distribution, waste, and rental. In the consumer sector, it focuses on consumer goods; e-commerce; retail; food and drinks; and leisure. In the healthcare sector, the firm focuses on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology including specialty pharma, generics / OTC, drug delivery, and animal health; healthcare Services including activities such as elderly and specialty care, including caring for people in their own homes, in hospital and in community facilities, as well as operational services such as outsourced support, clinical services and B2B contract services; medical devices and technology including devices, medical equipment and consumables, diagnostics, and healthcare IT. In the industrial sector, it focuses on automotive, chemicals, construction and building products, electronics and electricals, flow control, and oil, gas and power. The firm also makes infrastructure investments where it focuses principally on the utilities including energy transmission and storage, electricity and gas distribution, water, power generation, and communication network; transportation including airports, ports, ferries, toll roads, and rail; and social infrastructure sector including primary and secondary PFI, public private partnerships, healthcare, education, and government accommodation. In infrastructure it invests primarily in utilities, transportation and social infrastructure in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Europe, and Ireland. The firm prefers to invest in companies across Europe, France, United States, South America, and Asia. It seeks to make new investments in Northern Europe and North America. The firm typically invests between €25 million ($27.87 million) and €300 million ($334.39 million) in companies with an enterprise value typically between €100 million ($111.46 million) and €500 million ($557.31 million) and sales value between €80 million ($89.17 million) and €1500 million ($1671.93 million). It seeks to take either majority or minority stakes. It seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies with regards to infrastructure investments. The firm invests through a combination of third-party and proprietary capital. It invests through its personal capital. 3i Group plc was founded in 1945 and is based in London, United Kingdom with additional offices across Europe, North America, and Asia.
3i group plc (III:London Stock Exchange)
16 Palace Street
London, SW1E 5JD
Phone: 44 20 7975 3131
Fax: 44 20 7975 3232www.3i.com
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