Pantheon International PLC

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Rated Fund 2013-20. A fund-of-funds approach with a spread of risk and reward

Pantheon International is the UK’s longest-established private equity fund of funds. This investment trust, listed on the FTSE 250 index, has grown from £12 million in value at launch to £1.44 billion today. Since inception it has generated average annual net asset value per share growth of 11.7%, outperforming both the FTSE All-Share (7.7%) and the MSCI World (8%) indices.

Lead manager Andrew Lebus heads a team of 80 investment professionals. He actively manages risk by carefully selecting high-quality private equity managers to create a balanced portfolio diversified by geography, investment stage and sector. Exposure is spread across buyout, venture and growth and special situations funds. Some 38% of the portfolio is invested in secondary investments (buying interests from other investors), which allows the managers to maintain a mature portfolio profile and benefit from the cash distributions that give the trust its financial strength and investment pace.

Co-investments (participating directly in the purchase of a portfolio company investment alongside a private equity fund) have increased in recent years, from 3% in 2013 to 34% today. These are undertaken alongside private equity managers already known to Pantheon and with successful track records of managing assets through economic cycles. The balance is in primary investments (investing in a new fund when it is established).

At the end of 2019, the portfolio was weighted towards the US (55%) and Europe (27%). Its shares have traded on a discount to net assets of between 25% and 10% in the past three years.

Narrative and ratings content all as of 01 January 2020.

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Name
Pantheon International PLC
Manager
Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP
Type
Closed Ended Investment Company
ISIN
GB0004148507
Sector
Private Equity
Launched
18/09/1987
OCF
1.23 %
Risk Rating
1
3 Year Sharpe
0.30
3 Year Alpha
3.03
Yield
0 %
Benchmark
MSCI World GR USD
Fund Size
£ 1.11 billion
NAV
2,730
Gearing
90
Discount Premium
-24
To maximise capital growth by investing in funds specialising in unquoted investments, acquiring existing unquoted portfolios and participating directly in private placements. The Company's policy is to make unquoted investments, in general by subscribing for investments in new private equity funds ("Primary Investment") and by buying secondary interests in existing private equity funds ("Secondary Investment"), and from time to time to capitalise further on its fund investment activities by acquiring direct holdings in unquoted companies ("Co-investments"), 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 the Company's Manager, investing on substantially the same terms.
Holding %
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Burning Glass Technologies 0.33 %
Adyen NV 0.28 %
Tsg 0.26 %
Captive Resources 0.26 %
Verticalnet Inc 0.21 %
Moji Brendovi 0.20 %
Name
Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP
Address
EC2A1AF, London, United Kingdom
UCITS
No
Legal Structure
Closed Ended Investment Company

Managers

Andrew Lebus
Joined 07/31/2002

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