Venture Capital Funding

Agent Provocateur co-founder slams 3i as “fraudulent, negligent, incompetent”

3i Venture Capital labelled "fraudulent, negligent, incompetent by artificially allowing a Great British Brand like Agent Provocateur to crash into administration," by Agent Provocateur co-Founder Joe Corré.


Borrows takes over from Queen at 3i

Three months after stepping down as head of 3i, Michael Queen has been replaced from within by Simon Borrows.


3i looks to China for investment opportunities

Private equity heavyweight 3i has moved to expand its Chinese presence by appointing three memers to its new China Advisory Board.


3i buys GO Outdoors stake

Private equity investor 3i Group has acquired a shareholding in outdoor clothing and equipment retailer GO Outdoors from YFM Equity Partners, with plans to invest £28 million in the business.


3i exits Control Risks as NVM invests

NVM Private Equity has acquired a minority stake in Control Risks Group, committing £6 million for the risk consultancy to expand headcount.


3i buys OneMed with sights on Europe

Private equity investor 3i has agreed to acquire northern European medical supplies distributor OneMed for an undisclosed sum.


3i sells Dirickx stake

Private equity firms 3i and Crédit Agricole have agreed to sell their minority stakes in French security firm Dirickx.


3i sells Lanner stake

Private equity firm 3i has disposed of its stake in West Midlands-based software company Lanner Group.


NVM buys stake in Lanner as 3i exits

Mid-market investor NVM has bought a minority stake in software developer Lanner Group as the company's previous backer 3i exits the business.


3i-backed SLR buys Heggies

Environmental consultancy SLR, in which private equity investor 3i holds a minority stake, has acquired Australian firm Heggies.


DFJ Esprit to manage 3i VC companies

Private equity group 3i has sold off several of its European-based investee companies, which will now be managed by venture capital (VC) firm DFJ Esprit.


3i sells Insensys

Private equity firm 3i has sold its minority stake in fibre optic specialist Insensys to US-based Moog, which makes precision control systems.