BMO Private Equity Trust PLC

Performance

Source: Lipper. Basis: share price, percentage growth, bid to bid, net income reinvested.

Cumulative performance 1 month Year to date 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years
NAV N/A

-0.3

22.9

54.0

93.1

Share price

26.7

22.5

36.6

19.3

91.0

Standardised annual performance 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
NAV

22.9

10.5

13.3

4.3

20.2

Share price

36.6

-12.3

-0.4

17.2

36.7

Performance (%) as at 31.03.2021
Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Source: Lipper and BMO. Basis: Percentage growth, total return, bid to bid price with net income reinvested in sterling. Basis in accordance with the regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority.

Fund Manager Review

As at 31 March 2021, the net assets of the Company were £355.4m, giving a Net Asset Value (‘NAV’) per share of 480.67p, which taking into account the dividend of 3.99p paid on 29 January 2021, gives a decrease of 0.3% over the quarter. At 31 March 2021 the Company had net debt of £56.8m. Outstanding undrawn commitments were £117m, including £19m to funds where the investment period has expired.

There was only one new investment made during the first quarter. €5m was committed to the Agilitas 2020 Private Equity Fund, a mid-market buyout fund specialising in North West Europe. We know the management group very well having backed their previous fund and co-invested with them twice: in both cases successfully. After the quarter end we have made a new commitment of £5m to Apposite Healthcare Fund III, a European focussed lower mid-market healthcare and life sciences fund. Again, we have a strong relationship with the manager through their previous fund and through co-investing. The pipeline of new investment opportunities is very healthy, and we expect to make more fund commitments and co-investments as the year progresses.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and the value of your investments can go down as well as up. You can read the full quarterly review of the trust by viewing the factsheet here.

Investment Risks

The value of your investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the original amount invested. Changes in rates of exchange may also reduce the value of your investment. The fund invests in private equity funds, exposing the fund to the performance, liquidity and valuation issues of these funds. Such funds typically have high minimum investment levels and may restrict or suspend redemptions or repayment to investors. The asset value of these shares and its prospects may be more difficult to assess. Gearing is used for investment purposes to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to an asset, index or investment. The use of gearing can enhance returns to investors in a rising market, but if the market falls the losses may be greater.

Holdings

Holdings % of net assets

Dotmatics

9.7%

Inflexion Strategic Partners

3.7%

Sigma

3.7%

Coretrax

3.4%

Ashtead

2.8%

Ambio Holdings

2.7%

Aliante Equity 3

2.6%

August Equity Partners IV

2.6%

SEP V

2.6%

Huws Gray

2.4%

Total

36.4%

As at 31 March 2021

Dividend

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