Monthly Performance Update

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Pantheon International PLC
12 July 2018

12 July 2018


Pantheon International Plc

Performance Update at 31 May 2018



Month to 31 May 2018


PIP announced an unaudited net asset value ("NAV") per share at 31 May 2018 of 2,414.8p, an increase of 115.1p (5.0%) from the NAV per share as at 30 April 2018. Valuation gains* (44.6p, 1.9%), investment income (4.0p, 0.2%) and foreign exchange movements (69.6p, 3.0%) were partially offset by expenses and taxes** (-3.1p, -0.1%).

PIP's valuation policy for private equity funds is based on the latest valuations reported by the managers of the funds in which PIP has holdings. In the case of PIP's valuation at 31 May 2018, the majority of reported valuations (accounting for circa 96% by value) are dated 31 March 2018 or later.

At 31 May 2018, PIP's private equity assets stood at £1,275m, whilst cash balances were £162m. The Asset Linked Note*** ("ALN") outstanding as at 31 May 2018 amounted to £132m. Undrawn commitments to investments stood at £440m as at 31 May 2018, calculated using exchange rates at that date. PIP's multi-currency revolving credit facilities comprise a US$138.8m facility and a €66.6m facility, which remained completely undrawn as at 31 May 2018.


PIP's portfolio generated net cash of £23.4m during the month, with distributions of £29.6m relative to £6.2m of calls from existing commitments to private equity funds. PIP made a quarterly ALN repayment of £13.9m during the month.


PIP completed four investments during the month, amounting to £6.2m in new commitments. This included a £1.8m co-investment alongside CVC Capital Partners in Gas Natural, a Spanish natural gas and energy utilities company, and a £1.1m co-investment alongside Abris Capital in Velvet Care, a manufacturer of tissue paper in the CEE region.

*Valuation gains are stated net of valuation movements, investment income and foreign exchange movements attributable to the ALN share of the reference portfolio.  The total effect was a reduction in valuation gains of 9.8p and 20.6p for the month and financial year to 31 May 2018 respectively.

**Withholding taxes on investment distributions.

***Unlisted 10-year note issued on 31 October 2017 whose cost and repayments are linked to a reference portfolio managed by Pantheon consisting of older vintage funds.





Financial year ended 31 May 2018


Proposals announced by PIP on 28 September 2017 to effect the consolidation of its ordinary and redeemable share capital into a single class of Ordinary Shares and to issue an unlisted Asset Linked Note were approved by shareholders at the EGM and Class Meetings held on 30 October 2017. The new Ordinary Shares were admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange on 1 November 2017; there are no longer any Redeemable Shares in issue.


The unaudited NAV per share at 31 May 2018 of 2,414.8p is an increase of 224.9p (10.3%) relative to the NAV per share at 31 May 2017. Valuation gains* (294.8p, 13.5%), investment income (25.8p, 1.2%) and share buybacks (1.3p, 0.1%) were offset by foreign exchange movements (-47.6p, -2.2%), expenses and taxes** (-49.4p, -2.3%)

Portfolio Cash Flow

PIP's portfolio generated net cash of £255.8m during the year to 31 May 2018, with distributions of £341.9m relative to £86.1m of calls from existing commitments to private equity funds. PIP made ALN repayments of £77.2m during the year.


New Commitments


PIP made 50 new investments in the year, amounting to £256.1m in commitments. This included 13 secondary investments (£107.2m), 15 primary investments (£87.4m) and 22 co-investments (£61.5m).


Historical Total Return Performance to 31 May 2018****


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****PIP was launched on 18 September 1987. The performance figures for PIP assume reinvestment of dividends, capital repayments and cash flow from warrants.




Foreign Exchange Exposure


At 31 May 2018, the value of the private equity investment assets stood at £1,275m. Of the private equity investment assets at PIP's holding level, 77% were represented by funds reporting values denominated in US dollars, 19% denominated in euros, 2% denominated in sterling and 2% denominated in other currencies. Of the 77% of investment assets denominated in US dollars, approximately 9% (expressed as a proportion of PIP's total portfolio) are invested in funds investing mainly in Europe and approximately 11% (expressed as a proportion of PIP's total portfolio) in funds investing mainly in Asia. In addition to the funds reporting values denominated in sterling, many of the euro-denominated funds have investments in the UK.


Monthly Report

The May monthly newsletter can be accessed on PIP's website at in the Investor Relations section under the heading "Newsletters", or by following this link:






LEI: 2138001B3CE5S5PEE928


For more information please visit PIP's website at or contact:


Andrew Lebus or Vicki Bradley                                  


020 3356 1800






PIP, a constituent of the FTSE 250, is a London quoted investment trust, managed by Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP ("Pantheon"), a leading global private equity fund investor, investing in both primary funds and secondary transactions, and from time to time capitalising further on its fund investment activities by acquiring direct holdings in unquoted companies, usually either where a vendor is seeking to sell a combined portfolio of fund interests and direct holdings or where there is a private equity manager, well known to Pantheon, investing on substantially the same terms. By covering multiple private equity strategies ranging from investments in late stage buyouts to early stage venture, PIP enables individuals as well as institutions to gain access to a substantial portfolio of unquoted companies in the USA, the UK, Continental Europe and Asia, within funds managed by experienced private equity managers.



Pantheon is a leading global private equity fund investor that invests on behalf of over 400 institutional investors. Established over 35 years ago, Pantheon has developed a strong reputation and track record in primary, secondary and co-investments and across all stages and geographies. Pantheon has £28.7 billion in AUM***** (as at 31 December 2017), 248 employees, including 78 investment professionals, located across offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Bogotá.


*****This figure includes assets subject to discretionary or non-discretionary management, advice or those limited to a reporting function.


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