Partnering with 3i for international growth

At a time when domestic markets are offering businesses fewer opportunities to generate growth, expanding into new geographies can prove attractive. However, such a move can be tough and understanding the risks and challenges of operating in international markets with differing rules and cultures is key to unlocking potential and realising growth.

We have teams in 9 countries across Europe, North America and Asia and our portfolio companies are present in over 80 countries. This combination of international outlook and experience, as well as deep local knowledge, gives us the insights and capabilities necessary to identify and partner with ambitious market-leading businesses looking to grow across borders.

A selection of our portfolio companies

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View our exit case studies

Originating locally, creating value internationally

Investment Strategy

Our local teams identify investment opportunities in mid-market businesses with international growth potential across our core sectors of Consumer, Industrial and Business Services. Drawing on our international network and using our active partnership approach, we support management teams in achieving the full potential of their business.

EV €100m -

25new investments since 2010


Backing international growth

Bolt on
acquisitions 25in 2014