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Pantheon International PLC

07 January 2021

7 January 2021

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Pantheon International Plc

("PIP" or the "Company")

Performance Update at 30 November 2020

Performance Update at 30 November 2020

   3,139.2p                      NAV per share 
   +4.3%                          NAV per share movement for the month 
   GBP1.7bn                         Net asset value 
   GBP26.2m                        Net portfolio cash flow* 
   4.4x                             Financing cover** 
   +79%                           Total shareholder return (5Y)*** 

Month to 30 November 2020

PIP announced an unaudited net asset value ("NAV") per share as at 30 November 2020 of 3,139.2p, an increase of 128.3p (+4.3%) from the NAV per share as at 31 October 2020.

In the month to 30 November 2020, valuation gains* added +188.2p (+6.3%), investment income* added +5.2p (+0.2%), expenses and taxes**** were +7.4p (+0.2%) and foreign exchange movements* were -72.5p (-2.4%).

At 30 November 2020, PIP's private equity assets stood at GBP1,597m, whilst net available cash balances^ were GBP151m. The Asset Linked Note^^ ("ALN") outstanding as at 30 November 2020 amounted to GBP50m. Undrawn commitments to investments stood at GBP464m as at 30 November 2020, calculated using exchange rates at that date. PIP's multi-currency revolving credit facilities comprise a US$269.8m facility and a EUR101.6m facility, which remained undrawn as at the month end.

PIP made one new investment during the month, co-investing GBP2.6m alongside H.I.G. Capital in Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of technology-enhanced supply chain solutions in North America and Australia.

Half Year to 30 November 2020


The unaudited NAV per share at 30 November 2020 of 3,139.2p is an increase of +256.4p (+8.9%) relative to the NAV per share at 31 May 2020. Valuation gains* added +431.9p (+15.0%), investment income* added +10.9p (+0.4%), foreign exchange movements* were

-174.5p (-6.1%), and expenses and taxes**** were -11.9p (-0.4%).

Portfolio Net Cash Flow

PIP's portfolio generated net cash of GBP57.3m during the six months to 30 November 2020, with distributions of GBP111.4m relative to GBP54.1m of calls from existing commitments to private equity funds.

New Commitments

PIP made six new commitments during the half year amounting to GBP14.6m, consisting of four co-investments (GBP8.6m), one secondary (GBP4.7m) and one primary (GBP1.3m).

Performance as at 30 November 2020^^^

                       1 Year    3 Years    5 Years   10 Years   Since Inception 
                         (%)     (% p.a.)   (% p.a.)   (% p.a.)      (% p.a.) 
NAV TR per share        12.1%     11.8%      14.1%      12.8%         11.7% 
Ordinary share price   (0.2%)     7.5%       12.4%      14.7%         11.1% 
FTSE All-Share TR      (10.3%)   (0.6%)      4.1%       5.9%          7.2% 
MSCI World (GBP) 
 TR                     12.7%     10.8%      14.3%      12.6%         8.2% 
                       =======  =========  =========  =========  =============== 

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

Largest Holdings

Largest managers by value as at 30 November 2020

                               Region        % of portfolio 
1 Growth Fund (u)              USA           5.7% 
2 Providence Equity Partners   USA           5.3% 
3 Essex Woodlands              USA           4.9% 
4 Apax Partners SA             Europe        2.8% 
5 Baring Private Equity Asia   Asia and EM   2.6% 

Largest companies by value as at 31 March 2020(uu)

                         Country   Sector       % of portfolio 
1 EUSA Pharma            UK        Healthcare   3.9% 
2 Dermatology Company 
 (u)                     USA       Healthcare   1.1% 
3 Opthalmology Company 
 (u)                     USA       Healthcare   1.0% 
4 Insurance Company 
 (u)                     USA       Financials   1.0% 
5 Abacus Data Systems    USA       IT           1.0% 
   (u)   The private equity manager does not permit disclosure of this information. 

(uu) Based on valuations as at 31 March 2020 adjusted for known calls and distributions to 31 May 2020, accounts for 100% of PIP's portfolio.

Foreign Exchange Exposure

At 30 November 2020, the value of the private equity investment assets stood at GBP1,597m. Of the private equity investment assets at PIP's holding level, 74% were represented by funds reporting values denominated in US dollars, 19% denominated in euros, 4% denominated in sterling and 3% denominated in other currencies. Of the 74% of investment assets denominated in US dollars, approximately 10% (expressed as a proportion of PIP's total portfolio) are invested in funds investing mainly in Europe and approximately 8% (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.

*Figures are stated net of movements associated with the ALN share of the reference portfolio.

**Ratio of net available cash, portfolio value and undrawn loan facility to outstanding commitments.

***Based on the change in the ordinary share price over the period.

****Withholding taxes on investment distributions. PIP received a tax refund amounting to GBP6.1m during the month of November.

^Net available cash calculated as cash and net current assets / (liabilities) less undistributed net cashflows associated with the ALN.

^^Unlisted 10-year note issued on 31 October 2017 whose cost and repayments are linked to a reference portfolio consisting of the Company's older vintage funds.

Monthly Report

The November monthly newsletter can be accessed on PIP's website at www.piplc.com in the Investor Relations section under the heading "Newsletters".

This announcement contains inside information.


LEI: 2138001B3CE5S5PEE928

For more information please visit PIP's website at www.piplc.com or contact:


Helen Steers / Vicki Bradley

020 3356 1800

   Follow us on LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/company/pantheon-international-plc 



PIP is a listed FTSE 250 private equity investment trust, overseen by an independent Board of Directors and managed by Pantheon, one of the leading private equity investment managers globally. PIP offers investors a liquid, differentiated entry point to the excellent growth potential of global private equity, with access to the primary, secondary and co-investment opportunities of some of the best managers in the world. The Company has a track record of outperformance and manages risk through diversification and rigorous selection based on Pantheon's extensive experience and international platform.


Pantheon is a leading global private equity, infrastructure, real assets and debt fund investor that invests on behalf of over 600 investors. Founded in 1982, Pantheon has developed an established reputation in primary, co-investment and secondary private asset solutions across all stages and geographies. Pantheon has $55.6 billion in AUM^^ (as at 30 June 2020) and 359 employees (as at 31 December 2020), including 104 investment professionals, located across offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Bogotá, Tokyo and Dublin.

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

Important Information

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Sir Laurie Magnus

Chairman, Pantheon International Plc

Beaufort House, 51 New North Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4EP

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