20 April 2016
HARBOURVEST GLOBAL PRIVATE EQUITY ESTIMATED NET ASSET VALUE INCREASES 3% DURING MARCH
HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited ("HVPE" or the "Company"), a closed-end investment company, today announces its estimated Net Asset Value ("NAV") at 31 March 2016.
HVPE provides a complete private equity solution for public investors, managing the portfolio through four phases of the private equity cycle to create value: Commitments, Investment, Growth, and Realisation.
The Company did not make any new HarbourVest fund commitments during March. HVPE's existing HarbourVest fund commitments continued to make new investments.
HVPE's Investment Pipeline (unfunded commitments) of $1.10 billion decreased on a net basis by $29.9 million during February based on capital funded and foreign currency movement.
During March, HVPE invested $35.0 million in HarbourVest U.S., global, and international fund-of-funds and a global direct co-investment fund.
At 31 March 2016, HVPE's estimated Net Asset Value (NAV) per share is $16.99 (£11.83), a $0.44 per share increase and a £0.06 decrease from the 29 February 2016 estimate of $16.55 (£11.89). This change resulted from increases to the estimated 31 December 2015 valuations for HarbourVest funds as final results were received from underlying investments, increasing values for publicly-traded holdings, and positive foreign currency movement and was partially offset by operating expenses. The GBP/USD rate as of 31 March 2016 was 1.436, while the rate as of 29 February was 1.3917.
HVPE received $19.1 million in realisations from HarbourVest U.S. and international fund-of-funds, a global secondary fund and secondary co-investment, and a global direct co-investment fund during March. During the month, there were a total of 44 liquidity events across HVPE's underlying portfolio.
Balance Sheet and Credit Facility
HVPE has no drawings on its credit facility. At 31 March 2016, HVPE's cash ($193.7 million) and available credit ($500.0 million) total $693.7 million.
Additional detail about HVPE's NAV and investment diversification can be found on HVPE's website, in the Monthly Update for 31 March 2016 .
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About HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited:
HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited ("HVPE") is a Guernsey-incorporated closed-end investment company which has a dual listing on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam. HVPE is registered as an investment institution with the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. HVPE is designed to offer shareholders long-term capital appreciation by investing in a private equity portfolio diversified by geography, by stage of investment, by vintage year, and by industry. It invests in and alongside HarbourVest-managed funds which focus on primary fund commitments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in operating companies. HVPE is advised by HarbourVest Advisers L.P., an affiliate of HarbourVest Partners, LLC.
About HarbourVest Partners, LLC:
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent private markets specialist, providing investment programs and customized solutions focused on venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, credit, and real assets through primary fund investments, secondary purchases, and direct co-investments. HarbourVest has more than 300 employees in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. In more than 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $29 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $12 billion in secondary purchases, and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm's clients include pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions around the globe.
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HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited is registered with the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets as a collective investment scheme which may offer participations in The Netherlands pursuant to article 2:66 of the Financial Markets Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht). All investments are subject to risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Prospective investors are advised to seek expert legal, financial, tax and other professional advice before making any investment decision. The value of investments may fluctuate. Results achieved in the past are no guarantee of future results.
This announcement is issued by the Company, which is registered with the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets and whose registered address is Ground Floor Dorey Court Admiral Park St Peter Port Guernsey GY1 2HT.© 2016 HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited. All rights reserved.