3I Group is one of Europe's largest capital investment companies. At the end of March 2013, the group's portfolio had a market value of EUR3.9 billion, broken down by type of investment as follows:
- buyback operations and development capital (82.1%): for medium-sized businesses primarily located in Europe and for businesses with high growth potential. In addition, the group offers venture capital services involved in the healthcare, electronics, and similar sectors;
- other (17.9%): minority share holdings.
The group also manages funds on behalf of third parties (EUR10.9 billion in managed funds in 2012/13).
The portfolio breaks down by value and activity sector into, financial services (31%), consumer goods (24%), industries and energy (21%), healthcare (16%) and technology (8%).
The portfolio breaks down geographically by value as follows: the United Kingdom (31.8%), Europe (46.8%), Asia (13.3%), the United States (7.9%) and other (0.2%).