Princess Private Equity (LSE:PEYS)
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Princess Private Equity Holding Ltd
24 September 2019
Guernsey, 24 September 2019
Princess publishes August NAV
-- Princess Private Equity Holding Limited's (Princess) net asset value decreased by 0.2% to EUR 11.67 per share
-- Portfolio developments (-0.2%) were negative and currency movements (+0.2%) positive
-- Princess invested EUR 7.0 million during the month and received distributions of EUR 4.1 million
Princess invested a total of EUR 7.0 million during the month of August, of which EUR 4.8 million was invested in Blue River PetCare (Blue River), a leading US-based operator of veterinary hospitals for companion animals. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Blue River operates over 90 general practice hospitals in 23 states, employing over 300 veterinarians and specialists. Blue River operates in the general practice veterinary services space, a segment that has proven to be stable through economic cycles, as vet expenditures are perceived as non-discretionary in nature. The sector is highly fragmented and total consolidation represents just 13% of veterinary hospitals in the market. Going forward, Partners Group will work closely with Blue River to expand its business development team and source for small-scale acquisitions. The company will also invest in local and digital marketing efforts, as well as online scheduling to drive same-site volume through new and repeat customer growth. Additionally, the company will apply market-based pricing at the clinic level and pursue other top line and bottom line value creation opportunities for the clinics.
EUR 2.0 million was invested in Schleich GmbH (Schleich). Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, Schleich is one of Germany's largest toy manufacturers and specializes in figurines and playsets, which are sold in more than 50 countries through over 40'000 offline points of sale and online. Schleich is considered an attractive investment given its market-leading position for figurines in the DACH region, along with a strong brand name known for high quality, durability and detailing. The company has demonstrated a robust revenue CAGR of 15.9% from 2014-2018, driven by expansion into playsets in Germany and growth in international markets, and has visible growth opportunities across geographic lines, sales channels and product categories. Following the acquisition, Partners Group will work closely with Schleich's management team on driving international expansion across key markets such as the UK, France, and the US, by increasing brand awareness, pushing e-commerce and defining clear channel strategies.
Princess received distributions of EUR 4.1 million during the month, of which EUR 1.8 million stemmed from the ongoing sale of shares in Ceridian HCM, following the company's listing on the New York Stock Exchange in April 2018.
Further information is available in the monthly report, which can be accessed via: http://www.princess-privateequity.net/financialreports.
Princess is an investment holding company founded in 1999 and domiciled in Guernsey. It invests, inter alia, in private equity and private debt investments. Princess is advised in its investment activities by Partners Group, a global private markets investment management firm with EUR 80 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private debt, private real estate and private infrastructure. Princess aims to provide shareholders with long-term capital growth and an attractive dividend yield. Princess is traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: PEY for the Euro Quote; PEYS for the Sterling Quote).
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