Focusing its attention on buyouts, infrastructure and capital growth, 3i mainly deals with company and clients based in Europe and Asia. The company was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1995 and has undergone something of a torrid time over the last twelve months, as many firms working within private equity have. In saying that, the firm’s strong business model has forced commentators to anticipate the firm performing strongly in the coming months. Its total global assets under management amount to a reported €8.5bn and it has been rewarded by industry colleagues with a list of prestigious awards.