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3i Group 2008 Annual Report

3i Group 2008 Annual Report

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3i Group 2008 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/2008/annrep08/ar2008new.pdf
3i Group 2008 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/2008/annrep08/ar2008new.pdf

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3i Group plc
Report and accounts 2008
 
Contents
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Information onlineInformation in this reportThis Annual report and accounts may contain certainstatements about the future outlook for 3iGroup plcand its subsidiaries (“3i”). Although we believe ourexpectations are based on reasonable assumptions, anystatements about the future outlook may be influencedby factors that could cause actual outcomes and resultsto be materially different.
Further information
Youwill see these symbols used throughout this report.They point you towards further information either withinthe report or online. We hope you find them useful.
Annual and half-yearly reports online
To receive shareholder communications electronicallyin future, including your annual and half-yearly reportsand notices of meetings, please go to
www.3igroup.com/e-comms to register your details.
Directors’ reportDirectors’ remuneration reportAuditors’ reportFinancial statementsPortfolio and additional financialinformationInformation for shareholders
Introduction 01Group financial highlights 02Chairmans statement033i at a glance04Chief Executives statement06Business reviewGroup business08Our strategy10Buyouts12Growth Capital16Directorsremuneration report68Independent auditors’ report tothe members of 3i Group plc79Consolidated income statement80Statement of recognised incomeand expense81Reconciliation of movements in equity81Portfolio valuation an explanation 106Ten largest investments108Forty other large investments109Assets under management1103i portfolio111Investment113Information for shareholders124Investor relations and general enquiries124Investor relations website – 3igroup.com125Business review continuedInfrastructure20Quoted Private Equity22Venture Capital24Financial review28Risk management38Corporate responsibility report44Board of Directors andManagement Committee54Directors’ report – statutory andcorporate governance information56Balance sheet82Cash flow statement83Significant accounting policies84Notes to the financial statements88Realisations115Private equity andventure capital a lexicon116Returns and IRRs – an explanation118Carried interest – an explanation1203i and Transparency122
 
Report and accounts 2008
3i Group plc 01
Introduction
3i is a world leader in private equity. We focus on buyouts, growth capital,infrastructure and quoted private equity, investing across Europe, Asiaand the US.
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; and– winning through our unparalleled resources.Our strategy:– 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; and– to continue to build our strong culture of operating as one companyacross business lines, geographies and sectors.
Directors’ reportDirectorsremuneration reportAuditorsreportFinancial statementsPortfolio and additionalfinancial informationInformation for shareholders

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