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NBPE Announces January Monthly NAV Estimate

February 22, 2024 2:00 AM EST
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NBPE Announces January Monthly NAV Estimate

22 February 2024

NB Private Equity Partners (NBPE), the $1.3bn, FTSE 250, listed private equity investment company managed by Neuberger Berman, today announces its 31 January 2024 monthly NAV estimate.

NAV Highlights (31 January 2024)

  • After accruing for the declared January dividend, NAV per share was $27.48 (£21.58)
  • On a total return basis, NAV declined by 0.5%, with increases in private valuations more than offset by declines in quoted holdings and negative foreign exchange adjustments
  • $25 million new investment in U.S. healthcare business, Benecon
  • $38 million of proceeds received during January, consisting primarily of previously announced realisations
  • 159,039 shares repurchased during the month, accretive to NAV per share by $0.03 (0.1%)
  • $375 million of available liquidity at 31 January 2024
  • 71% of the portfolio’s valuations still as of 30 September 2023. NBPE expects to issue its 2023 annual financial report in April 2024; Q4 2023 valuation information will be incorporated into future monthly NAV estimates as information is received over the coming weeks
As of 31 January 2024YTD1 Year3 years5 years10 years
NAV TR (USD)*
Annualised
(0.5%)0.8%36.1%
10.8%
80.7%
12.6%
203.4%
11.7%
MSCI World TR (USD)*
Annualised
1.2%17.6%28.0%
8.6%
75.9%
12.0%
153.0%
9.7%
      
Share price TR (GBP)*
Annualised
(0.7%)6.4%56.1%
16.0%
84.2%
13.0%
302.7%
14.9%
FTSE All-Share TR (GBP)*
Annualised
(1.3%)1.9%27.5%
8.4%
30.4%
5.5%
71.2%
5.5%

*Reflects cumulative returns over the time periods shown and are not annualised.

Portfolio Update to 31 January 2024

NAV performance during the month driven by:

  • 1.7% NAV decrease ($22 million) attributable to the accrual of the January 2024 declared dividend
  • 0.7% NAV increase ($9 million) from the receipt of additional private company valuation information
  • 0.6% NAV decrease ($8 million) from the value of quoted holdings (which now constitute 10% of portfolio fair value)
  • 0.5% NAV decrease ($6 million) from negative FX movements
  • 0.2% NAV decrease ($3 million) attributable to expense accruals and changes in the Zero Dividend Preference share (ZDP) liability
  • 0.1% NAV accretion attributable to share buybacks during the month

Realisations from the portfolio continue in 2024

  • $38 million1 of realisations received during the month, consisting primarily of the previously announced sales of FV Hospital and Melissa & Doug as well as realisations from legacy income investments, which now represent 7% of the overall portfolio
  • Announced recapitalisation of Cotiviti in February 2024; NBPE expects to receive an estimated $41 million in total proceeds from this recapitalisation, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 20242

$31m invested and one new investment in January 2024

  • $25 million invested into a new investment in a U.S. healthcare business, Benecon, a leading developer and manager of self-funded medical benefit programmes, for small and mid-sized businesses. For more information see case study on NBPE’s website
  • $6 million of additional new and follow on investments

Well positioned to take advantage of investment opportunities with significant available liquidity at 31 January 2024

  • $375 million of available liquidity

– $210 million undrawn credit line and $165 million of cash / liquid investments

Portfolio Valuation

The fair value of NBPE’s portfolio as of 31 January 2024 was based on the following information:

  • 15% of the portfolio was valued as of 31 January 2024
    • 10% in public securities
    • 5% in private direct investments
  • 14% of the portfolio was valued as of 31 December 2023
    • 13% in private direct investments
    • 1% in private fund investments
  • 71% of the portfolio was valued as of 30 September 2023
    • 71% in private direct investments

For further information, please contact:

NBPE Investor Relations         +44 20 3214 9002
Luke Mason                              [email protected] 

Kaso Legg Communications   +44 (0)20 3995 6673

Charles Gorman                        [email protected]
Luke Dampier
Charlotte Francis

Supplementary Information (as at 31 January 2024)

Company NameVintageLead SponsorSectorFair Value ($m)% of FV
Action20203iConsumer                        84.2 6.4%
Osaic2019Reverence CapitalFinancial Services                        56.5 4.3%
Solenis2021Platinum EquityIndustrials                        46.9 3.6%
AutoStore (OB.AUTO)2019THLIndustrials                        45.7 3.5%
Constellation Automotive2019TDR CapitalBusiness Services                        44.3 3.4%
Fortna2017THLIndustrials                        39.7 3.0%
Cotiviti2018Veritas CapitalHealthcare                        39.0 3.0%
Business Services Company*2017Not DisclosedBusiness Services                        34.1 2.6%
Branded Cities Network2017Shamrock CapitalCommunications / Media                        33.5 2.6%
BeyondTrust2018Francisco PartnersTechnology / IT                        33.5 2.6%
Monroe Engineering2021AEA InvestorsIndustrials                        31.9 2.4%
Kroll2020Further Global / Stone PointFinancial Services                        31.5 2.4%
True Potential2022CinvenFinancial Services                        30.3 2.3%
Marquee Brands2014Neuberger BermanConsumer                        29.4 2.2%
GFL (NYSE: GFL)2018BC PartnersBusiness Services                        28.6 2.2%
Stubhub2020Neuberger BermanConsumer                        26.4 2.0%
Staples2017Sycamore PartnersBusiness Services                        25.8 2.0%
Engineering2020NB Renaissance / Bain CapitalTechnology / IT                        25.2 1.9%
Benecon2024TA AssociatesHealthcare                        25.0 1.9%
Viant2018JLL PartnersHealthcare                        24.7 1.9%
Addison Group2021Trilantic Capital PartnersBusiness Services                        23.9 1.8%
Auctane2021Thoma BravoTechnology / IT                        23.6 1.8%
Excelitas2017AEA InvestorsIndustrials                        21.8 1.7%
Solace Systems2016Bridge Growth PartnersTechnology / IT                        20.6 1.6%
Renaissance Learning2018Francisco PartnersTechnology / IT                        20.2 1.5%
Bylight2017Sagewind PartnersTechnology / IT                        19.7 1.5%
Exact2019KKRTechnology / IT                        18.4 1.4%
USI2017KKRFinancial Services                        18.4 1.4%
Agiliti (NYSE: AGTI)2019THLHealthcare                        17.7 1.4%
Qpark2017KKRTransportation                        17.6 1.3%
Total Top 30 Investments                         $938.0 71.7%


Geography% of Portfolio
North America74%
Europe25%
Asia / Rest of World1%
Total Portfolio100%
  
Industry% of Portfolio
Tech, Media & Telecom21%
Consumer / E-commerce21%
Industrials / Industrial Technology19%
Business Services13%
Financial Services12%
Healthcare8%
Other5%
Energy1%
Total Portfolio100%
  
Vintage Year% of Portfolio
2016 & Earlier12%
201719%
201818%
201916%
202012%
202115%
20225%
20231%
20242%
Total Portfolio100%

About NB Private Equity Partners Limited
NBPE invests in direct private equity investments alongside market leading private equity firms globally. NB Alternatives Advisers LLC (the “Investment Manager”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Neuberger Berman Group LLC, is responsible for sourcing, execution and management of NBPE. The vast majority of direct investments are made with no management fee / no carried interest payable to third-party GPs, offering greater fee efficiency than other listed private equity companies. NBPE seeks capital appreciation through growth in net asset value over time while paying a bi-annual dividend.

LEI number: 213800UJH93NH8IOFQ77

About Neuberger Berman
Neuberger Berman is an employee-owned, private, independent investment manager founded in 1939 with 2,800 employees in 26 countries. The firm manages $463 billion of equities, fixed income, private equity, real estate and hedge fund portfolios for global institutions, advisors and individuals. Neuberger Berman’s investment philosophy is founded on active management, fundamental research and engaged ownership. UNPRI named the firm a Leader, a designation awarded to fewer than 1% of investment firms for excellence in environmental, social and governance practices. Neuberger Berman has been named by Pensions & Investments as the #1 or #2 Best Place to Work in Money Management for each of the last ten years (firms with more than 1,000 employees). Visit www.nb.com for more information. Data as of December 31, 2023.

This press release appears as a matter of record only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any security. NBPE is established as a closed-end investment company domiciled in Guernsey. NBPE has received the necessary consent of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. The value of investments may fluctuate. Results achieved in the past are no guarantee of future results. This document is not intended to constitute legal, tax or accounting advice or investment recommendations. Prospective investors are advised to seek expert legal, financial, tax and other professional advice before making any investment decision. Statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are based on current expectations, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of NBPE's investment manager. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and undue reliance should not be placed thereon. Additionally, this document contains "forward-looking statements." Actual events or results or the actual performance of NBPE may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such targets or forward-looking statements.

 



1NBPE expects a further $5 million in 2024 from previously announced realisations.

2Pending realisations are subject to customary closing conditions. No assurances can be given the transactions ultimately close.



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