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At close 22-Sep-2014Sterling Shares
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
Ipes (Guernsey) Limited
1 Royal Plaza
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 2HL
Registered in Guernsey as an Investment Company Number 46192
To generate long-term capital gains.
Aberdeen Private Equity Fund is managed by Aberdeen SVG. Aberdeen SVG is a strategic alliance between the FTSE 100 asset manager, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, and the FTSE 250 private equity investor, SVG Capital plc.
Aberdeen SVG is focused on providing investors with leading investment performance through tailored access to the private equity asset class. It employs over 40 professionals in one global team, across a broad range of complementary disciplines, offering ‘on the ground’ access to major private equity markets.
During July, we received 19 valuation updates for portfolio funds, a number of which represented material uplifts to carrying value; as a result the overall portfolio generated a total return in local currency terms of +5.71%B versus June.
Large uplifts included Coller International Partners V, Lion Capital III and, in particular, Northzone VI, which continues to be driven by the strong performance of Avito (the Russian classified site). During the second quarter of 2014, Avito saw revenues rise by 85% compared with the comparable prior year period.
Post-month end there has also been positive news regarding Alibaba (a portfolio company of Silver Lake III), which has posted a surge in mobile revenues and raised its internal valuation to $140bn as the Chinese e-commerce company prepares for an eagerly anticipated flotation.
Distributions totaled $2.2m in July, with the largest distributions coming from Tenaya Capital V and GS Capital Partners VI. The Tenaya distribution represents proceeds from the sale of a portion of its position in Qunar (the leading travel search engine in China), after the IPO lock-up expired in May.
The distribution from GS Capital Partners VI, which makes minority investments in a range of private equity backed businesses, relates to a number of final and partial investment exits, including Brakes Group and Ontex N.V.
The Company paid calls of $2.6m in July. The largest call was $1.5m in respect of funding a new co-investment in Hillman, a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Investors III which the Company has recently committed to. Hillman is a leader in the hardware and home improvement industry offering products for commercial and residential uses. There was also a sizeable call from Pangea II ($0.4m) to fund an investment in the Mexican franchise of a global convenience store chain, as well as a number of follow-on investments.
As at 31 July 2014, uncalled commitment stood at $93.3m, or 45.6% of NAV and 270.4% of liquid resources.
Of the investments, 81% of the holdings are valued using 30 June 2014 statements (63% by number) with the remainder valued using March 2014 and December 2013.
Nineteen revaluations were received during the month, all based on 30 June 2014 statements. The largest revaluation was for Northzone VI LP (+€2.8m), with other uplifts including Lion Capital III (+€1.3m), Thomas H Lee VI (+$0.9m) and Coller International Partners V (+$0.6m). The remaining investments are based on 31 March 2014 statements, with the exception of DFJ Athena (which is valued based on the Q3 2013 adjusted GP valuation as agreed by the Directors in the Company’s 2013 interim accounts).