Pantheon International PLC reports significant activities and optimistic outlook in interim update

Pantheon International PLC reports significant activities and optimistic outlook in interim update

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Pantheon International PLC (PIP) has experienced a notably active six-month period, as described by Jie Gong, partner at Pantheon and co-lead manager of PIP.

In an interview with Proactive's Stephen Gunnion, Gong noted that key activities included the advancement of a share buyback programme, where PIP has repurchased 157 million of its own shares out of a planned 200 million for the financial year, achieving a 3.8% net asset value (NAV) accretion.

This programme aims to exploit a significant investment opportunity, demonstrate confidence in the portfolio's value, and offer shareholders a chance to sell their stakes on an equitable basis.

Additionally, PIP has reworked its capital structure, notably through refinancing its credit facility last October, to diversify and secure more attractive terms. A private placement of low notes in North America was also oversubscribed, indicating strong investor confidence in PIP's portfolio. Over the six months, PIP reported a 3% increase in NAV per share amidst a quiet private equity market.

Key performance indicators include an 18% growth in revenue and EBITDA across its portfolio, consistent with the five-year average. Realisation activities yielded an average money multiple of 2.5 times cost, slightly below the long-term average but still strong. The stock market performance of PIP saw an 8% increase over six months and 20% over the calendar year.

Looking ahead to 2024, Gong expresses cautious optimism. Market conditions have improved, with signs of increased activity for exits and a robust valuation environment. The stabilisation of interest rates contributes to this positive outlook, though the future remains uncertain with various factors at play.

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