Catalogue


3i, fifty years investing in industry /
Richard Coopey & Donald Clarke.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
description
459 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0198289448
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
isbn
0198289448
catalogue key
1245161
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
'Clarke, a former finance director of 3i, gives the "insider's view" in essays which cover a number of themes, including innovations in investment, accounting and resource funding ... a splendid account of a pioneering organisation.'Business History
'Clarke, a former finance director of 3i, gives the "insider's view" inessays which cover a number of themes, including innovations in investment,accounting and resource funding ... a splendid account of a pioneeringorganisation.'Business History
'Coopey and Clarke's book exposes the dilemma which has always faced 3i in trying to decide how its uniqueness fits in with the burgeoning venture capital industry that grew up all around it in the 1980s.'UK Venture Capital Journal
'Coopey and Clarke's book exposes the dilemma which has always faced 3i intrying to decide how its uniqueness fits in with the burgeoning venture capitalindustry that grew up all around it in the 1980s.'UK Venture Capital Journal
'Informative, well written and mercifully briefer than some recent block-buster company histories.'The Business Economist
'Informative, well written and mercifully briefer than some recentblock-buster company histories.'The Business Economist
'This is a book for the specialist interested in 3i. But it also offers the student of Britain's post-war industrial development an insight into the capital markets which have thrived as that industrial base has declined.'Financial Times
'This is a book for the specialist interested in 3i. But it also offersthe student of Britain's post-war industrial development an insight into thecapital markets which have thrived as that industrial base has declined.'Financial Times
"This is a book for the specialist interested in 3i. But it also offers the student of Britain's post war industrial development an insight into the capital markets which have thrived as that industrial base has declined."-- Financial Times
"This is a book for the specialist interested in 3i. But it also offers the student of Britain's post war industrial development an insight into the capital markets which have thrived as that industrial base has declined."--Financial Times
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Summaries
Long Description
3i (Investors in Industry, and formerly the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation, etc.) is Britain's leading venture capital company. Founded in 1945 as a result of a combination of pressures and counter-pressures from political parties, Whitehall, the Bank of England, and the clearing banks, the organization has played a significant role in post-war investment banking and industrial development. The first part of the book traces its history from the early years of post-war reconstruction and the role played by Piercy and Kinross, through the years of consolidation, to the higher-profile years of the change of name and style and the 1994 flotation. The second part offers an inside view of the workings of this unique institution - the controllers, 3i's role in developing MBOs, methods of assessing risk and return, its relationship with capital markets, etc. During its first 50 years 3i has invested in numerous well known and successful companies - many of these are detailed in the text (British Caledonian, Oxford Instruments, Laura Ashley, etc.). The book is also elegantly and innovatively designed, making good use of the well known 3i cartoons.
Main Description
* First published history of key investment institution * Combines narrative history of the organization, its people, and the changing political and economical environment * insider's view of assessing investment and structuring the deals * mini case-studies of high-profilecompanies * numerous cartoons and illustrations * significant publicity associated with 3i flotation and 50th anniversary. 3i (investors in industry, formerly the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation,etc) is Britain's leading venture capital company. Founded in 1945 as a result of a combination of pressures and counter-pressures from the political parties, Whitehall, the Bank of England, and the clearingbanks, the organization has played a significant role in post war investment banking and industrial development. The first part of the book traces history from the early years to post-war reconstruction and the role played by Piercy and Kinross, through the years of consolidation, to the higher-profile years of the change of name and style and 1994 flotation. The second part offers an inside view of theworkings of this unique institution - the controllers, 3i's role in developing MBO's, methods of assessing risk and return, its relationship with capital markets, etc. During its first 50 years 3i has invested in numerous well known and successful companies - many of these are detailed in the text(British Caledonian, Oxford Instruments, Laura Ashley, etc). The book is also elegantly and innovatively designed, making good use of the well known 3i cartoons.
Main Description
* First published history of key investment institution * Combinesnarrative history of the organization, its people, and the changing politicaland economical environment * insider's view of assessing investment andstructuring the deals * mini case-studies of high-profile companies *numerous cartoons and illustrations* significant publicity associated with 3i flotation and 50th anniversary.3i (investors in industry, formerly the Industrial and Commercial FinanceCorporation,etc) is Britain's leading venture capital company. Founded in 1945as a result of a combination of pressures and counter-pressures from thepolitical parties, Whitehall, the Bank of England, and the clearing banks, theorganization has played a significant role in post war investment banking andindustrial development.The first part of the book traces history from the early years to post-warreconstruction and the role played by Piercy and Kinross, through the years ofconsolidation, to the higher-profile years of the change of name and style and1994 flotation. The second part offers an inside view of the workings of thisunique institution - the controllers, 3i's role in developing MBO's, methods ofassessing risk and return, its relationship with capital markets, etc. Duringits first 50 years 3i has invested in numerous well known and successfulcompanies - many of these are detailed in the text (British Caledonian, OxfordInstruments, Laura Ashley, etc). The book is also elegantly and innovativelydesigned, making good use of the well known 3i cartoons.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Coopey:
Keeping Government out of the Banking Business
The Piercy Style
Establishing Independence
Consolidation and Diversification
The 1970s FFI
The The 1980s Expansion and Change
3i: Remaking the Image
Back to the Core
Clarke:
3i and Innovator
Investment Capital v Venture Capital
Raising Funds/3i's Financial Policies
Management Style and Strategic Direction
Diversification
The Tax Case
The International Dimension
3i in the Thatcher Years
3i's Contribution to the Economy - An Alternative ModelPostscriptAppendicesGlossary
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