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Rosalyn Wilton Joins 3i

Rosalyn Wilton has joined 3i Group as a senior advisor focused on the media sector. She currently serves as chairwoman of Ipreo LLC, the recent merger between Hemscott PLC and i-Deal.

 

PRESS RELEASE 

 

3i, world leading private equity and venture capital company, has strengthened its commitment to the media sector with the appointment of Rosalyn Wilton, Chairman of Ipreo LLC, the newly formed merger between Hemscott Plc and US-based i-Deal, as a senior adviser. 

 

Working alongside 3i's media team, Rosalyn will identify transactions in the business information space, in particular focusing on the on-line opportunities.  Rosalyn has extensive experience in this area of the media sector, having spent over 15 years in this industry. 

 

Crevan O'Grady, 3i Partner and Head of Media, commented on the hire: “We believe there are many opportunities in the business information space and Rosalyn's experience will be invaluable in helping us identify and take advantage of these.  We look forward to combining 3i's geographic footprint with Rosalyn's industry track record, knowledge and insight to build world-leading media businesses.” 

 

Rosalyn added: “I was attracted to this role by 3i's sector expertise and geographic outreach. The company has created a strong market position and has extensive knowledge of the media industry, with a fantastic deal track record, including YBR, SeLoger and VNU.  This is a very exciting opportunity for all concerned.”

 

Prior to 3i, Rosalyn spent eight years at Hemscott, having joined as CEO in 1999 and transforming the company from a small UK publisher into a leading international provider of financial data and solutions. The company has since been renamed Ipreo LLC and she remains Chairman.  Previously Rosalyn was Managing Director of Reuters Transaction Services and a member of Reuters Executive Committee. Before Reuters, she spent over 15 years in the financial markets in senior positions in the money, fixed income and derivatives areas.  Rosalyn also held non-executive positions at LIFFE, Scottish Widows' Fund and Life Assurance Society and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Optos plc.

 

ENDS

 

For further information please contact:

 

Crevan O'Grady, 3i Partner and Head of Media                                 Tel:  +44 20 7975 3192

Kathryn van der Kroft, 3i Press Office                                                Tel: +44 20 7975 3021

 

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