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3i Group 2007 Annual Report

3i Group 2007 Annual Report

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3i Group 2007 Annual Report


3i is an international leader in private equity with €8.5 billion of assets under management. The firm focuses on Buyouts, Growth Capital and Infrastructure and invests across Europe, Asia and North America. 3i seeks investments in 8 key sectors that include oil, gas and power, technology, media, business services, healthcare, consumer, general industrial and financial services.


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Source: http://www.3igroup.com/shareholders/presreports/reports/2007/annrep07/ar2007.pdf
3i Group 2007 Annual Report


3i is an international leader in private equity with €8.5 billion of assets under management. The firm focuses on Buyouts, Growth Capital and Infrastructure and invests across Europe, Asia and North America. 3i seeks investments in 8 key sectors that include oil, gas and power, technology, media, business services, healthcare, consumer, general industrial and financial services.


For an article discussing this document and/or more private equity info, please visit: http://www.asiabuyouts.com


Source: http://www.3igroup.com/shareholders/presreports/reports/2007/annrep07/ar2007.pdf

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3i Group plc
Report and accounts 2007
 
Contents
Directors’ reportDirectors’ remuneration reportAuditors’ reportFinancial statementsAdditional financial informationInformation for shareholders
Introduction 01Group financial highlights 02Chairmans statement033i at a glance04Chief Executives statement06Business reviewGroup business08Our strategy10Buyouts12Growth Capital16Venture Capital20Directors’ remuneration report60Independent auditors’ report tothe members of 3iGroup plc73Consolidated income statement74Statement of recognised incomeand expense74Reconciliation of movements in equity75Balance sheet76Cash flow statement77Assets under management1013i portfolio102Portfolio analysis includingco-investment funds104Investment105Information for shareholders112Investor relations and general enquiries112Investor relations website – 3igroup.com113Business review continuedInfrastructure24Quoted Private Equity25Risk management26Financial review32Corporate responsibility report40Board of Directorsand Management Committee48Directors’ report – statutory andcorporate governance information50Significant accounting policies78Notes to the financial statements82Portfolio valuation methodology 98Ten largest investments99Forty other large investments100Realisations 106Private equity andventure capital a lexicon107Returns and IRRs an explanation108Carried interest an explanation110
Annual and interim reports online
To receive shareholder communications electronically in future, including your annual and interim reports and notices of meetings, please go towww.3igroup.com/e-comms to register your details.Front cover:
This photograph, which was taken in Madrid, comes from a collectiontaken by Craig Easton for 3i of cities in which we operate.
Further information
You’ll see these symbols used throughout this report. They point you towards furtherinformation either within the report or online. We hope you find them useful.
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Information onlineInformation in this reportThis Annual report and accounts may contain certain statements about the futureoutlook for 3i. Although we believe our expectations are based on reasonableassumptions, any statements about the future outlook may be influenced by factorsthat could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different.
 
Introduction
3i is a world leader in private equity and venture capital.We focus on buyouts, growth capital, venture capital,infrastructure and quoted private equity and invest acrossEurope, Asia and the US.
3i Group plc
Report and accounts 2007
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Our purpose:to provide quoted access to private equity returns.Our vision:to be the private equity firm of choice:operating on a world-wide scale;producing consistent market-beating returns;acknowledged for our partnership style; andwinning through our unparalleled resources.Ourstrategy:to invest in high-return assets;to grow our assets and those we manage on behalf of third parties;to extend our international reach, directly and through investing in funds;to use our balance sheet and resources to develop existing andnew business lines; andto continue to build our strong culture of operating as one companyacross business lines, geographies and sectors.

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