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3i Group 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, rescue/turnaround, middle markets, early venture, infrastructure, 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. It makes private equity investments in business and technology services, financial services, consumer, healthcare, consumption and distribution, media and telecom, renewable energy, wind, and industrial sector. The Firm invests through a combination of third-party and proprietary capital.

HQLondon, GB
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2021)234(-4%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)£70 M(-94%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)£12.8
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at 3i

Simon Borrows

Simon Borrows

Chief Executive
Julia Wilson

Julia Wilson

Group Finance Director
Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Bryan Acutt

Bryan Acutt

Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn

General Counsel, Company Secretary
Caroline Banszky

Caroline Banszky

Non-Executive Director
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3i Office Locations

3i has offices in London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt am Main and in 4 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
16 Palace St
Paris, FR
29 Rue de Berri
Frankfurt am Main, DE
OpernTurm Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
Mumbai, IN
Level 7 B-Wing The Capital Bandra Kurla Complex
Luxembourg, LU
9 Rue Sainte-Zithe
Amsterdam, NL
Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
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3i Financials and Metrics

3i Revenue

3i's revenue was reported to be £70 m in FY, 2019

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3i's current market capitalization is £13 b.
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3i Operating Metrics

3i's Assets Under Management was reported to be £11.7b in FY, 2018.
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£13.47 b£14 b£9.8 b£11.7 b

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Invested in Private Equity

£369 m£365 m£291 m£478 m£506 m£587 m
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3i Revenue Breakdown

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3i revenue breakdown by business segment: 7.3% from Infrastructure, 92.7% from Private Equity and 0.1% from Other

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3i News and Updates

3i Group posts surge in investor returns for full year to £1.7bn

3i Group posts surge in investor returns for full year to £1.7bn The post 3i Group posts surge in investor returns for full year to £1.7bn appeared first on CityAM.

3i upgraded to buy at Citi due to its holding discount retailer Action

Private-equity group 3i was upped to buy from neutral at Citi, mostly due to its largest current investment, European discount retailer Action. "Although the business saw a temporary impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, it has bounced back even stronger, with growth rates ahead of management's expect…

3i expects portfolio companies to be hit by coronavirus disruption

3i expects the majority of its private equity portfolio to experience disruption to its business, as a result of the The post 3i expects portfolio companies to be hit by coronavirus disruption appeared first on CityAM.

Private Equity firm 3i posts 10 per cent return

Listed private equity firm 3i has reported an increased half-year return of 10 per cent, boosted by good trading performance [...] The post Private Equity firm 3i posts 10 per cent return appeared first on CityAM.

3i to buy Evernex from Carlyle

3i Group plc has agreed to acquire Evernex, a French provider of third-party maintenance services for data-center infrastructure and critical IT assets, from The Carlyle Group. No financial terms were disclosed.
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3i Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was 3i founded?

    3i was founded in 1945.

  • Who are 3i key executives?

    3i's key executives are Simon Borrows, Julia Wilson and Simon Thompson.

  • How many employees does 3i have?

    3i has 234 employees.

  • What is 3i revenue?

    Latest 3i annual revenue is £70 m.

  • What is 3i revenue per employee?

    Latest 3i revenue per employee is £299.1 k.

  • Who are 3i competitors?

    Competitors of 3i include European Investment Fund, Lexington Partners and The Carlyle Group.

  • Where is 3i headquarters?

    3i headquarters is located at 16 Palace St, London.

  • Where are 3i offices?

    3i has offices in London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt am Main and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does 3i have?

    3i has 8 offices.