3i Infrastructure plc – Annual report – 31 March 2018
Significant accounting policies (extract)
A Classification (extract)
(i) Subsidiaries – Subsidiaries are entities controlled by the Company. Control exists when the Company is exposed, or has rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the subsidiary entity and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the subsidiary entity. In accordance with the exception under IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements, the Company only consolidates subsidiaries in the financial statements if they are deemed to perform investment-related services and do not meet the definition of an investment entity. Investments in subsidiaries that do not meet this definition are accounted for as Investments at fair value through profit or loss with changes in fair value recognised in the statement of comprehensive income in the year. The Directors have assessed all entities within the Group structure and concluded that 3i Infrastructure Seed Assets GP Limited is the only subsidiary of the Company that provides investment-related services or activities. This subsidiary has been consolidated with the Company to form ‘the Group’.
19 Unconsolidated subsidiaries and related undertakings
The list above comprises the unconsolidated subsidiary undertakings of the Group as at 31 March 2018.
There are no current commitments or intentions to provide financial or other support to any of the unconsolidated subsidiaries, including commitments or intentions to assist the subsidiary in obtaining financial support except for those disclosed in Note 16 (2017: none). No such financial or other support was provided during the year (2017: none).
There are no significant restrictions on the ability of any of the unconsolidated subsidiaries to transfer funds to the Company in the form of cash dividends or to repay loans or advances made to the unconsolidated subsidiary by the Company except in the case of Oystercatcher Luxco 2 S.à r.l.
Oystercatcher Luxco 2 S.à r.l. has total borrowings of €226.7 million or £198.7 million (2017: €227.2 million, £194.2 million). These consist of three euro denominated term loans (EUR Private Placement (‘PP’) tranches) totalling €182.7 million or £160.1 million and a Singapore dollar denominated term loan (SGD PP tranche) of SGD 71.0 million or £38.6 million. The EUR and SGD PP tranches are with financial institutions. The two bank term loans previously held by the company were repaid during the period.
The three EUR PP tranches are repayable between March 2026 and December 2027 and the SGD PP tranche in March 2029. The facilities have certain loan covenants including interest cover ratios and a leverage ratio which may restrict the future payment of cash dividends from the subsidiary. RBC Europe Ltd as security agent, has security over the equity investments held by Oystercatcher Luxco 2 S.à r.l. The value of this security at 31 March 2018 was £378.0 million (2017: £395.1 million).
As at 31 March 2018, the Group was committed to investing a further US$37.5 million (£26.7 million) (2017: US$37.5 million, £30.0 million) of loan commitment in the 3i India Infrastructure Fund and subordinated debt of £61.1 million (2017: £62.4 million) in Valorem and PPP projects including A9, RIVM, La Santé, Hart van Zuid, Condorcet and A27/A1. In addition, the Group committed to invest €200.7 million (£175.9 million) for the acquisition of Attero. During the year, the Group invested in the Mersey Gateway Bridge project and, as a result, a commitment of £13.1 million was extinguished.