List of 3 active UK private equity investors
In the following article we will introduce you to investors from the UK. They are active in the UK as well as in the rest of Europe – and a part of our UK PE Fonds list.
The London-based 3i Group belongs to the most renowned private equity investors in the world – and also belongs to the largest stock-listed PE firms. The fund was launched in 1946 as a joint venture of British banks. For instance, in June 2022 3i announced that it sold the French healthcare player Havea for €1.1Bn to BC Partners. 3i invests in business & technology service providers, consumer goods companies, healthcare players and industrial firms. The firm is also an active startup investor.
Another major UK private equity investo is Epiris. Since 2011, the firm has invested over GBP1.6BN and 25 companies. Portfolio companies include animal identification provider Allflex or care firm Appello. In July 2022, the firm announced a GBP1.7bn takeover bid for financial publishing firm Euromoney Institutional Investor. The buyout offer was made together with Astorg.
3. OMERS Private Equity
OMERS is orginally the private equity investment devision of the pension plan of the Province of Ontario, Canada. However, the private equity firm also has an office in London is an active investor on the UK PE market. The firm has in total $19.8BN assets under management and is focused on healthcare, services, industrials and tech investments. In July 2022, OMERS Private Equity announced that it plans to acquire Network Plus. The firm is a leading utility and infrastructure repair provider in the United Kingdom. The Worsley-headquartered firm employs over 5,000 professionals.
Private equity funds in Great Britain
Private equity (PE) funds invest in (mostly unlisted) companies and, in the best case, sell their shares on after some time with high profits. Private equity firms are particularly suitable investors for company successions, growth opportunities and in crisis situations. A large number of such funds are active in the UK. They invest not only in their domestic market, but throughout Europe and the world. Our list of the largest private equity funds UK is a perfect introduction for every player dealing with this market.
Until now, it was almost impossible to get a detailed overview of the UK PE landscape. We have changed this. The PE funds UK list contains investment-specific data such as assets under management, investment volume and investment focus as well as several contact details. For this reason, the overview is ideally suited for lead generation and targeted approach.
Included information in this list
- Contact details (postal address, e-mail, telephone number, management)
- Details of the reason for the investment (growth, restructuring, buy-out, spin-off) and the sector focus
- Typical investment sizes and turnover of the target company in EUR million
- Assets under management if indicated
- Geographical focus