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2017-07-17 10:00 CEST
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Net Asset Value(s)


17 July 2017

HVPE ESTIMATED NAV PER SHARE UP IN JUNE 2017

  • Estimated NAV of $19.24 (£14.77) per share, a $0.06 increase during June
  • $23 million invested and $33 million realisations received during month
  • Borrowing remains at zero; $185 million of cash on balance sheet
  • $40 million committed to newly-formed HarbourVest funds in June

HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited ("HVPE" or the "Company"), a closed-end investment company, today announces its estimated Net Asset Value ("NAV") at 30 June 2017.

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.

Commitments

In June, HVPE committed an additional $30 million to HarbourVest's recent global multi-strategy fund-of-funds, bringing the total commitment to this fund to $70 million. The Company also committed $10.2 million to participate, alongside other HarbourVest funds, in the acquisition of a portfolio of seven venture capital funds managed by Asia-based venture managers. The Company's existing HarbourVest fund commitments continued to make new investments.

HVPE's Investment Pipeline (unfunded commitments) of $1.23 billion increased on a net basis by $19.4 million during June based on the new HarbourVest fund commitments, capital funded, and foreign currency movements.

Investment

During June, HVPE invested $22.7 million (compared to $32.1 million in May 2017). The largest investment was for the acquisition of the seven Asia-based venture capital funds mentioned above. The next largest investments were made to an active global multi-strategy fund and a global secondary fund.

Growth

At 30 June 2017, HVPE's estimated NAV per share is $19.24 (£14.77), a $0.06 increase in USD terms and a £0.11 decrease in sterling terms from the 31 May 2017 estimate of $19.18 (£14.88). The marginal increase for HVPE in US dollar terms compares to the FTSE All-World increase of 0.2% during June. The increase in June's NAV resulted from increasing values for publicly-traded companies (which represent approximately 13% of HVPE's investment portfolio value) and positive foreign currency movement. The increase was partially offset by operating expenses of $0.02 per share. The GBP/USD rate as of 30 June 2017 was 1.3025, while the rate at 31 May 2017 was 1.2890.

Realisation

HVPE received $33.1 million in realisations from HarbourVest funds during June, compared to $26.4 million in May. The largest sources of realisations were global direct co-investment fund HarbourVest 2007 Direct, resulting mainly from the sale of shares of publicly-traded Wayfair (W); and global secondary fund Dover VIII, which distributed proceeds from multiple secondary investments. During the month, there were a total of 38 liquidity events across HVPE's underlying portfolio.

Balance Sheet and Credit Facility

HVPE currently has no drawings on its credit facility. At 30 June 2017, HVPE's cash ($185.2 million) and available credit ($500.0 million) total $685.2 million.

Additional detail about HVPE's NAV and investment diversification can be found on HVPE's website, in the Monthly Update for 30 June 2017.

Enquiries:

HVPE      
Richard Hickman Tel: +44 (0)20 7399 9847  rhickman@harbourvest.com
Charlotte Edgar Tel: +44 (0)20 7399 9826 cedgar@harbourvest.com
HarbourVest Partners    
Laura Thaxter Tel: +1 (617) 348 3695 lthaxter@harbourvest.com
MHP Communications    
Charlie Barker / Mark Lunn / Kelsey Traynor  Tel: +44(0)20 3128 8100 hvpe@mhpc.com
         

Notes to Editors:

About HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited:
HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited ("HVPE" or the "Company") is a Guernsey-incorporated, closed-end investment company which is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. HVPE is designed to offer shareholders long-term capital appreciation by investing in a private equity portfolio diversified by geography, stage of investment, vintage year, and industry. The Company invests in and alongside HarbourVest-managed funds which focus on primary fund commitments, secondary investments and direct co-investments in operating companies. HVPE's investment manager is HarbourVest Advisers L.P., an affiliate of HarbourVest Partners, LLC, an independent, global private markets asset manager with more than 30 years of experience.

About HarbourVest Partners, LLC:
HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets asset manager with more than 30 years of experience and more than $40 billion in assets under management. The Firm's powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 400 employees, including more than 100 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $34 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $16 billion in secondary purchases, and invested $6 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customised solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.

This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute or form part of any offer to issue or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to acquire, purchase or subscribe for, any securities in any jurisdiction and should not be relied upon in connection with any decision to subscribe for or acquire any Shares.  In particular, this announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer to issue or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to acquire, purchase or subscribe for, any securities in the United States or to US Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("US Persons")).  Neither this announcement nor any copy of it may be taken, released, published or distributed, directly or indirectly to US Persons or in or into the United States (including its territories and possessions), Canada, Australia or Japan, or any jurisdiction where such action would be unlawful. Accordingly, recipients represent that they are able to receive this announcement without contravention of any applicable legal or regulatory restrictions in the jurisdiction in which they reside or conduct business. No recipient may distribute, or make available, this announcement (directly or indirectly) to any other person. Recipients of this announcement should inform themselves about and observe any applicable legal requirements in their jurisdictions.

The Shares have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and, accordingly, may not be offered, sold, resold, transferred, delivered or distributed, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to US Persons.  In addition, the Company is not registered under the US Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "Investment Company Act") and shareholders of the Company will not have the protections of that act.  There will be no public offer of the Shares in the United States or to US Persons.

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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, whose registered address is Ground Floor Dorey Court, Admiral Park, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2HT.

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