3i Group was created in 1987 when the banks sold off their stakes to form a public limited company. In 1994 the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of £1.5 billion.
3i invests in mid-market buyouts, growth capital (minority) and infrastructure. Sectors invested in are business and financial services, consumer, industrials and energy, and healthcare.
Type: Public limited company
Traded as: LSE: III
Industry: Private equity
Founded: 1945 (created by a syndicate of British banks)
Headquarters: London, England, UK