3i Infrastructure Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Infrastructure Profile

In the last 3 years, 3i Infrastructure has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

3i Infrastructure’s most common sectors for investment areutilities (15%) and infrastructure (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (29%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). In total, 3i Infrastructure has invested in 2 US states and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Eversholt Rail Group for $3.2B.

In the last 3 years, 3i Infrastructure has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (60%). 3i Infrastructure’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Wireless Infrastructure Group for $885M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

3i Infrastructure plc

12 Castle Street St Helier,
Jersey, JE2 3RT
Channel Islands
+44 (0) 1534 847 410
www.3i-infrastructure.com
thomas.fodor@3i.com

3i Infrastructure plc is a listed infrastructure investment arm of 3i Group plc. 3i infrastructure invests mainly in Europe and Asia companies with stable underlying performance: asset-intensive businesses, providing essential services over the long term, often on a regulated basis, or with significant contracted revenues. The firm focuses on the Utilities, Transportation, and Social Infrastructure sectors through equity and junior or mezzanine debt investments in the range of £100m–£300 million per transaction. 3i infrastructure was formed in 2007 and is based in Jersey, Channel Islands.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Energy Services and Equipment, Infrastructure, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 300
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 21 1 2 3 - 1 28
vol $4.3B $385M $227M $496M $5.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 1 - 1 - - 5
vol $33M $885M $918M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DNS:NET Internet Service GmbH 2021-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Berlin, Germany · www.dns-net.de
Wireless Infrastructure Group Ltd. 2019-12-19 885M GBP Secondary Buyout
Bellshill, United Kingdom · www.wirelessinfrastructure.co.uk
Ionisos SA 2019-07-26 248M EUR Secondary Buyout
Dagneux, France · www.ionisos.fr
Regional Rail LLC 2019-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania · www.regional-rail.com
Joulz Diensten B.V. 2019-03-13 248M EUR Divestiture
Delft, Netherlands · www.joulz.nl
Tampnet AS 2018-07-27 - Stake Purchase
Stavanger, Norway · www.tampnet.com
Attero B.V. 2018-03-30 227M EUR Secondary Buyout
Apeldoorn, Netherlands · www.attero.nl
Elenia Oy 2017-12-13 - Secondary Buyout
Tampere, Finland · www.elenia.fi
Smarte Carte, Inc. 2017-10-16 385M USD Divestiture
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.smartecarte.com
George Best Belfast City Airport 2016-12-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Belfast, United Kingdom · www.belfastcityairport.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Joulz Diensten B.V. 2019-03-13 GreenFlux B.V. - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Business 2020-04-01 2
Delft, Netherlands · www.joulz.nl , Netherlands

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Utilities 2 (13%) 248M (18%) 4 (14%) 570M (11%)
Infrastructure 1 (7%) - 4 (14%) -
Communications 2 (13%) - 3 (11%) -
Renewable Energy 2 (13%) 285M (20%) 2 (7%) 285M (5%)
Business Services 2 (13%) 248M (18%) 2 (7%) 248M (5%)
Environmental 2 (13%) 227M (16%) 2 (7%) 227M (4%)
Financial Services - - 1 (4%) 3.2B (60%)
Consumer Services 1 (7%) 385M (28%) 1 (4%) 385M (7%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) 227M (4%)
Automotive - - 1 (4%) 204M (4%)
Education - - 1 (4%) 21M (< 1%)
Construction - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Marine 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 15 $1.4B 28 $5.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (20%) 285M (20%) 9 (32%) 3.9B (72%)
Netherlands 3 (20%) 474M (34%) 4 (14%) 474M (9%)
Germany 1 (7%) - 3 (11%) 204M (4%)
India - - 3 (11%) 227M (4%)
United States 2 (13%) 385M (28%) 2 (7%) 385M (7%)
  Minnesota 1 (7%) 385M (28%) 1 (4%) 385M (7%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
France 2 (13%) 248M (18%) 2 (7%) 248M (5%)
Italy 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Belgium 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Denmark 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Norway 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Finland - - 1 (4%) -
Total 15 $1.4B 28 $5.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 6 (40%) 759M (55%) 8 (29%) 963M (18%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (20%) - 7 (25%) 570M (11%)
Divestiture 3 (20%) 633M (45%) 5 (18%) 3.9B (72%)
Growth Capital - - 5 (18%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (20%) - 3 (11%) -
Total 15 $1.4B 28 $5.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (60%) 918M (100%)
IPO 1 (20%) -
Sold to Management 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $918M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.2B
$100M to $1B 8 $2.1B
< $100M 1 $21M
TOTAL $5.4B
Largest Eversholt Rail Group Ltd.
$3.2B (2010-11-04)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $885M
< $100M 1 $33M
TOTAL $918M
Largest Wireless Infrastructure Group Ltd.
$885M (2019-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
36%
10 (36%)
Strategic(s)
21%
6 (21%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
60%
3 (60%)

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