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3i Group Plc


3i Group Plc

  • Price (GBX)1,070.50
  • Today's Change-4.50 / -0.42%
  • Shares traded1.14m
  • 1 Year change-0.83%
  • Beta1.0954
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About the company

3i Group PLC is a United Kingdom-based investment company. The Company has two complementary businesses: Private Equity and Infrastructure, specializing in core investment markets in northern Europe and North America. Its Private Equity business includes investment and asset management to generate capital returns, and is focused on consumer, industrial and business services sectors. Its Infrastructure business includes investment and asset management to generate capital returns and cash income and focuses on the United Kingdom and Europe. It also offers software solutions to unify fragmented data and provide actionable insight. Its subsidiaries include 3i Investments plc, 3i BIFM Investments Ltd, 3i Europe plc and 3i Nordic plc. 3i Investments PLC is the investment manager of the Company.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)805.00m
  • Net income in GBP709.00m
  • Incorporated1973
  • Employees242.00
  • Location
    3i Group Plc16 Palace StreetLONDON SW1E 5JDUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 207 975 3131
  • Fax+44 207 975 3232
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Management group(s)--
AIC sectorPrivate Equity
Launch date01 Apr 1945
Share typeOrdinary Share
Base currencyGBP


3i is an investment company which aims to provide its shareholders with quoted access to private equity and infrastructure returns. Currently, its main focus is on making quoted and unquoted equity and/ or debt investments in businesses and funds in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Managed by

John Thomson

Management & contract fees

Management fee of between 1.2% and 1.4% on a tiered basis. Performance fee of 20% of returns above a hurdle of 8% of the growth in NAV per share with a deferral and clawback mechanism in the event of subsequent performance below the hurdle.

Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
III:LSE since
MPM Products LtdAnnounced26 Oct 202026 Oct 2020Announced0.33%164.45m
AZ GartenHaus GmbHAnnounced22 Sep 202022 Sep 2020Announced14.27%76.89m
Sani-Tech West IncDeal completed28 Jul 202028 Jul 2020Deal completed23.05%--
Cellon SADeal completed13 Jan 202013 Jan 2020Deal completed-1.65%--
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Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
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(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Quilter PLC1.20bn55.00m2.51bn4.84k46.961.3357.062.090.02990.11220.65451.060.0177--1.25248,552.500.0809--0.0825--74.38--4.58----0.63560.1438---0.9475---131.82------
IG Group Holdings plc663.70m240.40m2.97bn1.92k12.363.1711.164.470.64890.64891.792.530.548--2.05345,497.1019.8519.5924.0323.9297.4594.8636.2234.62--3,063.000.121174.1734.119.2251.8612.765.628.94
RIT Capital Partners plc78.40m27.60m3.09bn52.00108.551.01--39.400.18150.18150.503919.430.022--0.43951,507,692.000.77436.630.85647.5774.7494.7035.2083.16----0.153722.88447.0110.791,163.1011.2114.872.95
Ashmore Group plc342.00m182.10m3.11bn291.0017.043.3516.559.100.25640.25640.48221.300.3262--3.901,175,258.0017.6217.4921.3821.31----54.0156.70----0.011573.027.314.991.965.937.390.2985
Intermediate Capital Group plc461.70m154.90m5.19bn384.0032.443.7326.3411.240.54370.54371.624.730.0647--1.791,202,344.
M&G PLC-7.13bn-18.36bn5.22bn6.00k--0.9445-----7.06-7.06-2.752.13-0.0321-----1,188,333.00-8.26-----------------11.950.5999--766.31--31.27------
St. James's Place plc775.00m278.90m5.67bn2.63k20.265.5618.357.320.52140.52141.451.900.0068----294,229.300.2450.1929--------35.992.10----0.357136.72691.3029.21-15.50-4.8535.2010.56
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC1.93bn-935.00m6.17bn6.27k--1.09--3.20-0.4098-0.39650.84212.560.1711----307,115.50-8.250.0805-8.300.083395.7498.08-48.211.87----0.1208455.2425.95-29.67125.15-11.18-10.530.6755
Hargreaves Lansdown PLC550.90m313.10m7.11bn1.61k22.7412.7321.7712.910.65950.65951.161.180.4898--0.8822342,173.9027.8527.4660.3164.73----56.8552.67----0.039979.8514.656.8726.5614.8523.7611.66
Schroders plc2.50bn463.40m8.31bn4.78k19.162.3213.553.321.651.658.9113.640.1163--2.49523,838.402.152.502.753.1781.1379.6318.5121.52----0.545555.81-3.405.68-1.783.7137.107.89
3i Group plc805.00m709.00m10.52bn242.0014.831.20--13.070.7290.7290.83718.980.0839--402.503,326,446.007.3914.707.4615.11----88.07107.12--38.320.101927.30-79.67-22.96-82.77-21.10--11.84
Legal & General Group Plc35.00bn1.24bn16.22bn9.78k13.281.72--0.46350.20470.20715.721.580.062----3,580,239.000.21320.3159--------3.443.89--8.960.382462.0233,771.285.541.5112.952.169.33
London Stock Exchange Group Plc2.41bn397.00m26.77bn4.97k67.747.1531.0911.,196.400.050.06217.647.9490.7889.9519.1421.24--14.760.340851.578.38---13.13------
Data as of Nov 26 2020. Currency figures normalised to 3i Group Plc's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

29.75%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) of 01 May 201952.68m5.41%
Artemis Investment Management LLPas of 09 Mar 202048.71m5.01%
Legal & General Investment Management of 01 May 201933.38m3.43%
Threadneedle Asset Management of 01 May 201933.15m3.41%
The Vanguard Group, of 01 May 201926.76m2.75%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 01 Nov 202024.39m2.51%
Aberdeen Asset Investments of 01 May 201923.75m2.44%
M&G Investment Management of 01 Nov 202016.11m1.66%
Royal London Asset Management of 01 Nov 202016.03m1.65%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) of 01 Nov 202014.53m1.49%
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