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At close 05-May-2015Sterling Shares
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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.
In this webcast Alex Barr gives an update on a wide range of subjects including performance, a sector breakdown, the largest investments and an outlook for the Trust.
Since the release of the last Factsheet (for the January NAV) we have received six valuation updates for portfolio investments. After removing the effect of cash flow from calls and/or distributions on these investments, four of these valuation updates showed positive performance for Q4 2014, and two showed negative performance. The upward valuations came from Lion Capital Fund III, Silver Lake Partners III, Tenaya Capital VI and SLP Denali CoInvest.
Lion Capital Fund III delivered a 15.4% uplift (+€1.5m), driven principally from Multiple of Cost (“MoC”) uplifts to Picard, AllSaints and John Varvatos. Our investment in Silver Lake Partners III increased by 9.1% (+$1.1m), due to MoC uplifts to Alibaba and Dell amongst others, countering a smaller mark down in Global Blue. Our investment in the SLP Denali vehicle (our co-investment in Dell) was marked up by 25.0% (+$0.5m), reflecting the parallel move in Dell we saw in the Silver Lake Partners III fund. Finally, Tenaya Capital VI saw a small mark up of 3.4% (+ $0.1m) due to MoC increases for a number of portfolio companies including HubSpot and Hortonworks. The downward valuation changes came from Tenaya Capital V (-0.2% or -$15.8k) and Lion/Seneca Cayman 3 (-0.1% or €1.0k), the latter being our coinvestment in the former Hitachi Via Mechanics.
We continue to make adjustments to Northzone VI to reflect the volatility of the Russian Rouble and its impact on that fund’s holding in Avito, the Russian online classified business. Following a number of recent monthly negative adjustments to reflect Rouble weakness, the pronounced Rouble strength vs. the Euro in February saw us make a positive adjustment of €0.7m to the value of Northzone VI. At time of writing (late March 2015) we note that the Rouble continued to strengthen vs. the Euro in March.
The net effect was that the portfolio generated a total return in Sterling terms which was -0.09%B vs. the previous month with US Dollar weakness in February being a key reason for this. We note that the Dollar has strengthened vs. Sterling in March.
In terms of new investments, the Company committed £10.0m to Exponent III in early March. Exponent are a UK focussed upper mid-market buyout manager, investing in deals with an Enterprise Value of £75m to £300m. Exponent have a strong value creation capability and the fund will bring specific Sterling exposure to the Company. This commitment will take the Company’s current fund exposure to 26 funds.
Distributions totalled $0.8m in February with the largest distribution coming from Thomas H Lee Parallel Fund VI. The distribution related to the proceeds of sale from shares in Aramark and Nielsen Holdings, and also an escrow release from Acost Inc.
The Company paid calls of $0.7m in February the largest of these being a $0.4m call to HIG Bayside Debt & LBO Fund. As at 28 February 2015, uncalled commitments stood at $80.8m, or 41.5% of NAV and 144.8% of liquid resources.
Of the 25 funds held by the Company as at end February, and for the purposes of the February NAV, 10 funds were valued based on Capital Account Statements dated as at December 2014 and 14 funds were valued based on a September 2014 valuation. One fund is valued at cost as no Capital Account Statement has yet been issued. As at the end of February therefore, 44.5% of the company’s Private Equity Funds total valuation was valued as at end December 2014, and 55.5% was at end September 2014.