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Terra Firma Capital Partners

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Overview

PE 01. Breakdown of investments by strategy

01.1. Provide a breakdown of your organisation’s internally managed private equity investments by investment strategy.

Investment strategy 

Percentage of your internally managed
private equity holdings (in terms of AUM)

Venture capital

Growth capital

(Leveraged) buy-out

Distressed/Turnaround/Special Situations
Secondaries
Other investment strategy, specify
Other investment strategy, specify

Total

100%

Other investment strategy, specify

          
        

Other investment strategy, specify

          
        

01.2. Additional information. [Optional]


PE 02. Typical level of ownership

02.1. Indicate the level of ownership you typically hold in your private equity investments.

02.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Terra Firma typically makes control investments which allow us to deliver strategic and operational change. Subsequent exit routes may lead to reduced ownership levels.


PE 03. Description of approach to RI

03.1. Provide a brief overview of your organisation’s approach to responsible investment in private equity.

Terra Firma seeks to generate value for stakeholders through acquiring and transforming businesses, and believes the best way to achieve this is by creating sustainably improved businesses, and through being aligned and transparent with investors.

Terra Firma are direct investors who take an active management approach and invest significant time in working with each business to improve strategy and operational performance.

Terra Firma views responsible investing as one element of an overall approach to responsible business, with other important elements including being a responsible corporate citizen that makes a positive impact on local communities, and being a responsible employer, developing and supporting a diverse team.

Terra Firma has a specialty in making large scale investments in renewable energy generation businesses across technologies such as onshore wind, solar PV, hydro and landfill gas.

Terra Firma has formalised and published our Responsible Investment Policy, which covers responsible business, responsible investing and responsible portfolio management. We aim to have high levels of transparency for our investors, we structure our funds to ensure our interests and those of our investors are aligned, we consider ESG factors when we make new investments, and we work with existing portfolio companies to improve ESG performance and transparency.


PE 04. Investment guidelines and RI

04.1. Indicate if your organisation’s investment guidelines for private equity refer to responsible investment.

04.2. Describe how your organisation’s investment guidelines outline your expectations on staff and portfolio companies’ approach towards ESG issues [Optional].

Our staff are informed of our approach towards ESG through the Responsible Investment Policy, which describes our strategy regarding the consideration of ESG factors. This strategy is put into practice through the requirement for investment papers to include ESG assessments at various points in the investment review process.

The process is widely communicated and we have developed in-house tools to assist in the implementation of the policy, and provide training in ESG.

Steps have also been taken to ensure Terra Firma's portfolio businesses approach ESG issues with consideration and due care. All portfolio businesses are sent Terra Firma's Responsible Investment Policy, and each CEO signs an annual affirmation of their commitment to core principles and affirming that they do not engage in certain high ESG risk activities. Terra Firma also collects ESG data annually from portfolio businesses.


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