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3i appoints media adviser

London private equity outfit 3i has named Rosalyn Wilton, chairman of Ipreo LLC, the newly formed merger between Hemscott and US-based i-Deal, as a senior adviser to the media investment team.

Wilton, who joined Hemscott in 1999 as CEO, will identify transactions in the business information space, in particular focusing on the on-line opportunities.

During her time at Hemscott she turned it from a small UK publisher into a leading international provider of financial data and solutions. Previously she 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.