Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2003 (Revised November 2003)

3i Group plc

by G. Felda Hardymon, Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon


Brian Larcombe, CEO of 3i Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms and one of the few publicly listed ones, is deciding how best to use his firm's international network to deliver superior returns to shareholders. This case presents 3i's history and international strategy.

Keywords: History; Networks; Private Equity; Growth Management; Global Strategy; Public Ownership; Business and Shareholder Relations; Growth and Development Strategy; Financial Services Industry;


Hardymon, G. Felda, Josh Lerner, and Ann Leamon. "3i Group plc." Harvard Business School Case 803-020, March 2003. (Revised November 2003.)