3i Group PLC

Official name: 
3i Group Public Limited Company

Contact Details

3i Group PLC
Other Office
Trinity Park Bickenhill
Birmingham, Birmingham B37 7ES
Phone: +44 (121) 782-3131
Fax: +44 (121) 782-6161
3i Group PLC
Main Office
16 Palace Street
London SW1E 5JD
Phone: +44 (20) 7975-3456
Fax: +44 (20) 7928-0058

Corporate Profile

  • 3i Group PLC includes as affiliate 3i India
  • 3i Group PLC includes as affiliate 3i China
  • 3i Group PLC includes as affiliate 3i France
  • 3i Group PLC includes as affiliate 3i Spain
  • 3i Group PLC includes as affiliate 3i Italy
  • 3i Group PLC includes as affiliate 3i Sweden
Founded: 
1st Nov 1973
Registration No.: 
01142830
Registration country: 
United Kingdom
Industry: 
Asset Managers
Company type: 
Major, long established, quoted private equity investor
Overview 
Starting with £15m capital in 1945, 3i is today a global private equity firm. Over its 60 years, 3i has invested over €29bn to assist the growth of businesses worldwide. 3i is a mid-market private equity business. They invest from their own balance sheet and also with funds that they manage or advise on behalf of others. Total assets under management at 31 March 2009 were £8.0 billion (2008: £9.8 billion), including £4.0 billion (2008: £3.8 billion) advised or managed on behalf of third parties. The Group’s total return is fundamentally driven by the realised and unrealised returns they generate from their portfolio, the fees they generate from advising or managing external funds and the costs of operating the business.

Investors

Investor Profile Amount Stage Date
Simon Borrows GBP 7,700,000 Other Listed Equity 28th Feb 2013

Funds managed / advised

Fund Curr Amount Fund type Year Status
3i Europartners II LP EUR 650,000,000 venture 1997 Final Closing
3i Europartners III LP USD 2,334,000,000 buyout 1999 Final Closing
3i Asia Pacific Technology LP USD 400,000,000 venture 2000 Final Closing
3i Europartners IV LP EUR 300,000,000 buyout 2003 Final Closing
3i Europartners V LP 6,420,000,000 buyout 2006 Final Closing
3i India Infrastructure Fund LP USD 1,200,000,000 infrastructure 2008 Final Closing
AllianceBernstein Ltd GBP venture Final Closing

Limited partner Investment Preferences

Investor type: independent
Minimum investment: GBP 15,000,000
Maximum investment: GBP 150,000,000

Investment stage: Buyouts, development capital and infrastructure finance
Geographic focus: United Kingdom, Western Europe, United States, Canada and Asia
Industry focus: Generalist

Sample Investments

Company Profile Amount Industry Ctry Stage Date
3F Therapeutics Inc Developer of devices to treat heart valve disorders Medical Equipment US N/A
3TS Central European Fund II Private equity fund focused on telecommunications investments in Central Europe EUR 130,000,000 Equity Investment Instruments Other 2005
AOptix Technologies Inc Electronic Equipment US Series C 30th May 2007
Action Nederland BV Best non-food discount store with a surprisingly advantageous and surprising continuous range. Specialised Consumer Services NL Other venture 30th Jun 2011
Adaytum Software Inc Web-based enterprise business planning solutions company. Software US N/A
AmberWave Systems Corp Semiconductors US Series E Jul 2006
Anadigm Inc Developer of software-centric semiconductor products, based on field programmable analog technology Semiconductors US
Authentica Inc Electronic document control and security software. Software US
Aventeon Inc An enterprise software company that develops and markets solutions for real time mobile access to enterprise applications Software DE Series B Feb 2005
Blue Interactive Group Other venture Dec 2011
BlueLithium Media Agencies Series A Feb 2005
Brainshark Inc A multimedia company focused on delivering solutions for rich-media communication. Media Agencies US
BuyVIP SL Internet ES Series C Apr 2009
CacheLogic Series D Jan 2008
CacheLogic Series C Jul 2006
Cambridge Semiconductor Ltd A fabless semiconductor company and an emerging global leader in power management ICs. Semiconductors GB Series C Oct 2007
Cambridge Semiconductor Ltd A fabless semiconductor company and an emerging global leader in power management ICs. Semiconductors GB Series D Sep 2009
Carbonite Inc Provider of online backup solutions for individuals and small and mid-sized businesses Internet US Series B May 2007
Carbonite Inc Provider of online backup solutions for individuals and small and mid-sized businesses Internet US Series C Sep 2008
Carbonite Inc Provider of online backup solutions for individuals and small and mid-sized businesses Internet US Series A Dec 2006

Current employees

Name Job title Office
George Archer Banking Director - Buyouts London
Matt Barker Senior Associate - Infrastructure London
Marcus Barnes Director - Debt Management London
Tim Bartlett Manager - Growth Capital London
Ken Beaty Partner - Buyouts London
Philip Bennett-Britton Director - Debt Management London
Simon Borrows Chief Executive Officer London
Karl Cockwill Senior Associate London
David Colclough Director - Buyouts
Andrew Cox Director - Infrastructure London
James Cox Portfolio Director London
Jonathan Crane Director - Buyouts and Growth Capital London
Julian Davison Partner and Head of BLN London
Davide Deagostino Risk Manager London
Anna Dellis Associate Director - Infrastructure London
Oliver Drummond Smith Associate - Buyouts London
Kevin Dunn General Counsel and Company Secretary and Head of HR London
Patrick Dunne Group Communications Director London
Jennifer Dunstan Partner and Head of Fund Investor Relations - Buyouts London
Pablo Echart Director - Buyouts and Growth Capital London

Past employees

Name Job title Employer Office Responsibilities
Renee Aguiar-Lucander Investment Partner Omega Fund Management UK LLP London
Richard Bishop NA Business Growth Fund PLC London
Roumyana Boshnakova Investment Manager Arle Capital Partners Ltd London
Laurence Garrett General Partner Highland Capital Partners Ltd London
Stuart Howard Chief Operating Officer HarbourVest Partners (UK) Ltd London
Alan MacKay Chief Executive Officer Hermes GPE LLP London
Crevan O'Grady Partner 3i North America New York
Stuart Quin Investment Director August Equity LLP London Healthcare Sector
Graeme Sword NA Maycastle Energy Partners LLP
David Thorp Chairman ISIS EP LLP London
Paul Waller Partner Hamilton Lane Advisors Inc London
Philip Yea Chairman and Senior Partner Maycastle Energy Partners LLP

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