June 2012 - LHI Technology wins GE Innovation Award
LHI Technology received GE Innovation Award for its outstanding performance in quality, delivery and cost reduction.
May 2012 - Hyperion wins second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade
Recognised as the UK’s most prestigious business accolade, the award comes on the back of impressive 2011 financial results, with total revenue up 21% to £87 million. First won in 2007, this year the company have won the award for continuous achievement over a six year period, with overseas earnings growth of over 250%, and recognises Hyperion’s consistent ability to grow profitably.
April 2012 - 3i wins ‘DACH deal of the year’ award for NORMA
3i has won the ‘DACH deal of the year’ award at the 2012 Real Deals Private Equity Awards for its successful investment in German clamping and connecting components group NORMA.
The annual Private Equity Awards recognise the very best achievements of individuals and firms working within venture capital and private equity. Presented by Real Deals, these annual awards are the ultimate accolade for the industry's dealmakers and advisers. This award follows 3i’s success in 2011, winning the ‘Deal of the year - France & Benelux’ category for HYVA.
March 2012 - 3i wins PEI Infrastructure Investor ‘Asia Pacific infrastructure fund manager of the year’ award
3i has won the 'Asia Pacific infrastructure fund manager of the year' award at the 2011 Infrastructure Investor Awards.
The awards recognise excellence in the infrastructure asset class in 45 different categories, highlighting the achievements of fund managers, limited partners, banks, developers, law firms and service providers all over the world.
February 2012 - Sunday Times Buyout Track 100
The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list includes six 3i-backed businesses
Agent Provocateur (#8)
The global designer and retailer of luxury lingerie, now has 55 stores worldwide with plans to double the number of stores by 2015. Strong sales and new store openings in New York on Madison Avenue and in Los Angeles on Rodeo Drive have helped boost profits 85% a year from £1m in 2009 to £3.3m in 2011.
Go Outdoors (#20)
The UK’s largest specialist retailer of camping equipment, tents, outdoor clothing and footwear opened 10 new stores in 2011, reaching a total of 31 outlets. The company has also redesigned its website to improve online sales. Profits increased 67% a year from £3.3m in 2009 to £9.2m in 2011.
Hyperion Insurance (#39)
Hyperion, an international insurance group, has grown rapidly through acquisition and expansion into emerging markets, particularly in south east Asia. Profits have grown 46% a year from £8.5m in 2009 to £18m in 2011.
One of the world's leading specialists in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals and support systems, AES has continued its investment in technology and focused on supplying and servicing its two main growth industries - oil & gas and minerals & mining. This has helped profits to grow by 22% a year from £12.1m in 2008 to £17.9m in 2010.
Also included in the list were Unipart (#59), a logistics operator, and Permali Gloucester (#80) a composite products manufacturer.