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RNS Number : 0934J

Apax Global Alpha Limited

19 August 2021

INTRODUCTION

Who we are

Apax Global Alpha Limited ("AGA", "Apax Global Alpha" or the "Company") is a closed-ended investment company that invests in a portfolio of private equity funds advised by Apax Partners LLP ("Apax"). It also holds debt and equity investments ("Derived Investments") which are identified as a direct result of the private equity investment process, insights, and expertise of Apax.

The Company has a Premium listing and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index (LSE: APAX).

Adjusted NAV(1)

EUR1.4bn

68% PE / 32% DI

1. Adjusted NAV is an Alternative Performance Measure ("APM"). It represents NAV of EUR1,384.8m adjusted for the performance fee reserve of EUR4.5m at 30 June 2021. Further details can be seen on page 22

Our Objective

Our objective is to provide shareholders with superior long-term returns through capital appreciation and regular dividends.

AGA aims to build and maintain a global portfolio of investments across four core sectors, delivering sustained value across economic cycles. Our unique business model allows shareholders to access high-quality companies in the Tech & Digital, Services, Healthcare and Internet/Consumer sectors through the private equity funds advised by Apax ("Apax Funds") as well as via direct investments.

target annualised Total NAV Return

12-15%

Target Dividend Yield p.a.

5%

of NAV

Our Investment Approach

Our investment approach seeks to provide investors with access to Apax's different private equity funds across all stages of maturity. Leveraging Apax's insights derived from private equity activities, AGA also holds a focused portfolio of debt and equity investments that provides additional liquidity and flexibility for the Company with the aim of generating superior risk-adjusted returns.

sectors

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Investment advisor investing experience nearly 50 years

Apax Global Alpha Limited provides shareholders with unique access to a diversified private equity portfolio across four core sectors, as well as a focused portfolio of debt and equity investments, derived from the insights gained by the Apax team.

INVESTMENT CASE

Why invest in AGA?

Unique Private Equity access

AGA provides investors with access to a range of private equity funds advised by Apax, which contain an actively managed portfolio of investments. Value creation is achieved through sector focus, transformational ownership, and operational value-add

Sector-DRIVEN STRATEGY

We focus on four attractively positioned and dynamic sectors, benefitting from accelerating changes in global trends: Tech & Digital, Services, Healthcare, and Internet/Consumer

Attractive net returns

AGA targets a Total NAV Return of 12-15%, including a dividend target of 5% of NAV per year, aiming to generate both capital appreciation and an attractive level of dividend income for investors

DISTINCTIVE Derived Investment APPROACH

We employ a portfolio of debt and equity investments identified from the Apax team's insights in order to manage capital not invested in Private Equity, providing liquidity and flexibility for the portfolio while generating enhanced risk adjusted returns

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

H1 2021 Total return1

24.5%

Private Equity

7.3%

DERIVED Debt

28.6%

DERIVED Equity

h1 2021 Total NAV Return2

17.4%

interim 2021 Dividend

5.97p

Adjusted NAV3 as at 30 June 2021

EUR1,380m

Adjusted NAV3 per share

EUR2.81/GBP2.41

1. Total Return is an Alternative Performance Measure. It reflects the sub-portfolio performance on a stand-alone basis. It excludes items at overall AGA level such as cash, management fees and costs. For details of calculations used see the glossary on page 41

2. Total NAV Return is an APM. It means the return on the movement in the Adjusted NAV per share over the period plus any dividends. Further details can be seen on page 22

3. Adjusted NAV is an APM. It represents NAV of EUR1,385.6m adjusted for the performance fee reserve of EUR4.5m at 30 June 2021. Further details can be seen on page 22

Investment lifecycle

Investment > Transformation > Realisation

Private Equity

11

new investments closed

        Tech & Digital                7 
        Services                           1 
        Healthcare                    1 
        internet/Consumer    2 

42.7%

LTM EBITDA growth

22.3%

LTM Revenue growth

12

Full and partial Exits

        Tech & Digital                8 
        Services                           2 
        Healthcare                    - 
        internet/Consumer    2 

Derived Investments

13

new Investments

        Derived debt                13 
        Derived equity              - 

6

Full exits

        Derived debt                  5 
        Derived equity              1 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

A strong start to 2021

The performance of the Company in the first half of 2021 underlines the quality of our portfolio and the benefits of our sector-led investment strategy.

Overview

The first half of 2021 continued to be dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the emergence of new variants posing a new cause for concern. The successful rollout of effective vaccines in many developed countries has however brought a new sense of optimism, positively impacting consumer sentiment as many governments have gradually relaxed measures designed to slow the spread of the virus thus allowing economies to re-open. Growth has rebounded and economic activity is starting to return to pre-pandemic levels.

Despite a volatile start to the year, equity markets have performed strongly, and the volume and value of M&A transactions have been extremely robust. However, the difference in performance between sectors persisted, with leisure and travel still heavily impacted by lockdown measures, whilst technology, and the other sectors to which AGA has exposure, largely continued to excel.

Results

The Company delivered a Total NAV Return of 17.4% in the first half of the year. Adjusted NAV per share increased from EUR2.45 (GBP2.19) to EUR2.81 (GBP2.41) and the Company's total Adjusted NAV grew to just under EUR1.4bn.

Following a strong first quarter, AGA saw continued robust performance in Q2 from Private Equity and, in particular, from the Apax VIII and Apax IX funds which are now in the harvesting and maturity phases of the investment lifecycle. As a whole, the Private Equity portfolio delivered a Total Return of 24.5% (21.9% in constant currency) for the first half of 2021 whilst Derived Investments achieved a Total Return of 9.8% (7.0% constant currency) in the same period.f

Portfolio update

Private Equity continues to make up just over two-thirds of the Invested Portfolio, although the high level of exit activity meant this proportion was lower than at the end of 2020. Private Equity exits, primarily in Apax IX, delivered record distributions. A total of EUR131m was returned to AGA in the period and, in line with our investment strategy, any cash not invested in Private Equity was deployed into Derived Debt, which increased to 29% of the Invested Portfolio as a result. The remaining 3% is invested in Derived Equity. High public market valuations in our target sectors meant that no attractive opportunities were identified for investment in this part of the portfolio.

Despite this persistent high valuation environment for quality companies, the Apax Funds were able to identify a number of attractive Private Equity opportunities, with AGA deploying EUR85.0m in eleven new investments in the first half of 2021, Thirteen new positions were acquired in Derived Debt with the focus remaining on liquid first and high yielding second lien loans.

The portfolio sector split remained weighted towards Tech & Digital (45%), followed by Services (21%), Healthcare (20%) and the Internet/Consumer sector (14%). We have redesignated this sector to reflect the increased focus on digital consumer investments in the last few years, away from traditional "bricks-and-mortar" retail. Online Marketplace companies such as Baltic Classifieds Group, which recently listed on the London Stock Exchange, have also been moved from Services to Internet/Consumer which accounts for AGA's increased exposure to this sector compared to 31 December 2020.

Liquidity, commitments, and funding

AGA's liquidity position remains healthy. Proceeds received from Private Equity exits were re-deployed into Derived Investments to minimise cash drag for investors. In addition to EUR439.2m in Derived Investments, AGA's net cash position after net liabilities at 30 June 2021 was EUR29.0m, and the EUR140.0m evergreen revolving credit facility remained undrawn.

This leaves AGA well-positioned to meet future Private Equity calls. Undrawn commitments, including recallable distributions from the Apax Funds, amounted to EUR419.2m at 30 June 2021, with the majority relating to Apax X.

During the period, AGA announced its intention to make a commitment of $90m to the Apax Digital Fund II ("ADF II"). This is the successor fund to the successful Apax Digital Fund already held by AGA which invests in a balanced portfolio of minority equity and growth buyout opportunities in mid-market technology companies.

Dividend

In line with AGA's dividend policy to distribute 5% of NAV each year to its shareholders, the Board has approved an interim dividend for 2021 of 5.97 pence per share. The dividend will be paid on 17 September 2021 to shareholders on the register of members on 27 August 2021. The shares will trade ex-dividend on 26 August 2021.

AGM voting results

As required by the Company's prospectus, a triennial discontinuation resolution was put forward to the Annual General Meeting on 4 May 2021. This was the second such resolution and the Directors were pleased that 99.8% of votes cast supported the continuation of the Company in its current form. All other resolutions received a similarly high level of support.

First 10-year lock-up release

On the sixth anniversary of AGA's IPO on 15 June 2021, an additional tranche of 20% of the Company's ordinary shares held by senior Apax executives was released from lock-up. The staggered approach to the release of shares was designed to ensure that employees of AGA's Investment Adviser remain committed to the success of AGA in the long term, whilst the free float of AGA shares would also be able to grow over time.

Outlook

The outlook is one of cautious optimism and uneven recovery, with growth prospects diverging across regions, countries, and sectors. Rising cost pressures may cause inflation to rise and, depending on the response of central banks, could have a negative impact on asset prices.

Meanwhile we should expect some permanent shifts in working, consumption and investment patterns following the pandemic and, in the longer term, from the consequences of government-imposed measures to meet ambitious climate goals.

Against this backdrop, AGA's established investment process and sector-based strategy should mean that the Company's portfolio remains resilient and well-positioned to take advantage of any emerging opportunities.

Tim Breedon CBE

Chairman

18 August 2021

Commitment to Responsible Investing

See page 6

Performance review

See page 10

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

Responsible investment is important to protect and create long-term investment value.

Committed to delivering sustainable returns

The Board of Directors of Apax Global Alpha believes that approaching investing responsibly is important in protecting and creating long-term value. The Board relies upon its Responsible Investment policy and the practices of Apax to ensure it delivers returns ethically and responsibly. Delivering sustainable returns has been a key focus for Apax and the Apax Funds' portfolio companies for over a decade. Apax has a strong track record in responsible investing and has made a substantial effort and investment over time to measure the Apax Funds' impact on society and deliver sustainable financial returns while encouraging sustainable business practices. Across Apax and the portfolio companies, there is an enduring commitment to integrating Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") considerations into business processes. This has been recognised by many external stakeholders who endorse the Apax approach as industry-leading. The annual assessment by the Principles for Responsible Investment ("PRI") rates the Apax ESG programme as A+.

RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS H1 2021

In the first six months of 2021, AGA published its Responsible Investment policy, expanding the policy beyond the Private Equity portfolio to also include Derived Investments. In Q2 AGA also made available its ESG materials through the Association of Investment Companies ("AIC") as part of their project to increase transparency within the industry.

In March 2021, Apax published the 8th edition of its Annual Sustainability Report, which highlights the wide-ranging ESG initiatives undertaken at Apax and the Apax Funds' portfolio companies. One of the areas highlighted in the report is the work around climate action and, in July 2021, Apax reinforced its commitment to tackle climate change by becoming a signatory to the Initiative Climate International (iCI), a significant initiative for the Private Equity industry backed by the PRI, focused on cross-sector collaboration to share best practices for measuring, managing and reducing portfolio carbon emissions.

The most recent Sustainability Report and other relevant materials can be accessed on AGA's website (https://www.apaxglobalalpha.com/investment-portfolio/sustainability/) or via the Association of Investment Companies's website (https://www.theaic.co.uk/).

INTEGRATION OF THE SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK INTO THE Private equity INVESTMENT PROCESS

Pre-investment

-- Apax's teams undertake standard ESG due diligence for each new investment made by the Apax Funds

-- Apax's Sustainability Committee reviews the findings of the ESG due diligence process and these are incorporated into the final Investment Committee documentation prior to each new commitment

-- The objective is to create a high degree of awareness upfront with regard to potential ESG issues which can contribute to value creation at a very early stage

Post-investment

-- Pre-investment due diligence is backed up post-investment by an annual ESG KPI collection cycle

-- Apax is able to capture the ESG footprint of the Apax Funds' portfolio companies and establish possible areas where the Apax investment teams together with the Apax Operational Excellence Practice can create value

-- The key goal of the data collection for Apax is to develop a better understanding of the materiality of certain ESG KPIs to the overall operations of a portfolio company

Active ownership

-- Apax has a well-defined Responsible Investment policy and has integrated ESG considerations into its investment processes and ownership practices relating to the Apax Funds' portfolio companies

-- Apax coordinates its sustainability efforts through a Sustainability Committee which meets on a monthly basis

INVESTMENT MANAGER'S REPORT

Market Review

REVIEW OF H1 2021

COVID-19 AND MACROECONOMIC BACKDROP

2021 has so far been dominated by Covid-19 and the vaccine rollout. A global phenomenon, Covid-19 saw some 180m confirmed cases and c.4m reported fatalities as at 30 June 2021 according to the World Health Organization, figures which almost certainly understate the true scale of the pandemic.

While we are seeing new variants of the virus emerge, and the virus remains deadly in many parts of the world, the vaccine has proven to be effective in weakening the link between cases, hospitalisations and deaths. This has allowed many governments to gradually re-open their economies, in particular the US, the UK, Israel and a number of European countries.

As a result of economies re-opening, significant monetary and fiscal stimulus and pent-up demand, global GDP is forecast to grow by 6.7% in 2021 after a decline of 3.3% in 2020. The US and China are forecast to grow particularly strongly in 2021 at 6.9% and 8.5% respectively. However, the recovery is uneven with certain service sectors such as travel continuing to struggle whilst technology broadly continues to thrive.

Inflation

This favourable macro-economic backdrop combined with loose monetary policy is now giving rise to concerns around inflation.

Whilst many argue that the current spike is transitory, should more structural inflation take hold, tightening monetary policies may lead to decreased market multiples, especially for long duration, high-growth assets without demonstrated pricing power.

Given this environment, the current focus is to capitalise on high valuations to exit those investments that have completed their "good to great" transitions or re-rated to very high levels in the private equity portfolio. In terms of new investments, the Apax Funds seek - and continue to find - idiosyncratic situations within the target sectors and sub-sectors where opportunities exist to "transform" an asset and generate alpha by increasing its quality through business improvement.

Equity markets

Following the dramatic swings in 2020, equity markets have performed strongly with the S&P up 15.3% and STOXX Europe 600 up 13.5% for the half year to 30 June 2021.

On the back of the macro-economic rebound, consensus corporate earnings are expected to grow strongly at over 30% for the S&P for 2021 and about 10% for 2022. However, price-to-earnings ratios remain at elevated levels, albeit are more reasonable on an equity risk premium basis given very low long-term bond yields.

Although there has been some recovery in more cyclical value stocks as investors anticipate the recovery, there continues to be a very significant divergence in performance between sectors and companies as investors differentiate between those that are likely to be long-term winners, and those that could be structurally challenged. This distinction is evident within the AGA portfolio as the core sectors to which the Apax Funds have exposure generally performed better than the market as a whole since the beginning of 2021, with the exception of the legacy "bricks-and-mortar" retail businesses. Further details on the portfolio are provided throughout the rest of this report.

AGA H1 2021 PRIVATE EQUITY PERFORMANCE1

 
FTSE 250                           10.3% 
--------------------------------  ------ 
STOXX 600                          15.8% 
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S&P 500                            15.3% 
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AGA Private Equity Total Return    24.5% 
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1. Represents AGA's Private Equity Total Return for H1 2021 compared to major equity indices (calculated on a total return basis)

Indices source: Bloomberg

Private equity update

In private equity markets, the volume and value of transactions has been extremely robust in H1 2021.

At the start of the crisis, transaction volumes were depressed. As confidence returned somewhat towards the end of Q2 2020 and financing for transactions became available, more traditional leveraged buyout transactions were completed which accelerated in H2 2020. This trend has continued into the first half of 2021.

Credit market update

As the global economy has recovered, long-term government bond yields rose. Yields on 10 year treasuries increased from 0.5% at their lows in 2020 to 1.5% as at 30 June 2021 and German 10 year bund yields have also increased from (0.9%) at their lows in 2021 to (0.2%) as of 30 June 2021. The market is currently pricing in relatively benign long-term inflation. However, there is a tail risk that inflation overshoots, leading to materially higher short-term and long-term rates.

During the early phases of the crisis, credit spreads widened materially for investment grade, high yield and leveraged loans. In particular, high yield and loan markets dislocated severely, with prices for loans in high-quality companies dropping in line with the broader markets. However, from the second half of 2020, spreads tightened across the credit spectrum and have been stable in 2021 at relatively narrow levels. As in public equities, investors distinguished between what were perceived to be higher and lower quality sectors and companies.

As might be expected, new issuance volume for credit supporting leverage transactions was very low at the outset of the crisis, but rebounded strongly from H2 2020 and into 2021.

OUTLOOK

The economic outlook remains positive in the short term. In most developed markets, economies are growing strongly, driven by re-opening (particularly in the service sector), pent-up demand, and aggressive fiscal and monetary policy.

Valuation levels for both public and private equity markets are at elevated levels. Equity markets have been supported by very low bond yields and a lack of attractive liquid investment alternatives indicating that valuations may remain elevated for the foreseeable future.

While the market is pricing in relatively benign inflation, there is a tail risk of higher than expected inflation with knock-on implications for asset prices.

Valuations in both public and private markets will also likely continue to be materially superior for those companies viewed as better positioned for the long-term compared to those which are more impacted by the pandemic or structurally challenged.

Performance review

Continued strong momentum across the portfolio

Performance highlights

AGA's sector-led strategy and the focus by the Apax Funds on transformational, "good-to-great" investment opportunities in private equity has continued to deliver strong results in the first six months of 2021.

AGA's Total Adjusted NAV increased to EUR1,380.3m as at 30 June 2021 and Total NAV Return was 17.4% (14.9% constant currency) for the first six months of 2021. This reflects continued strong momentum in Q2, with AGA achieving a Total Return of 6.5% (7.2% constant currency) in the second quarter.

The Private Equity portfolio materially contributed to these strong results, delivering 24.5% Total Return (21.9% constant currency) in H1 2021.

Exit activity in the Private Equity portfolio in H1 2021 delivered EUR131.1m in distributions to AGA. This flow of realisations continued to complement income from the Derived Investments portfolio to support the Company's dividend policy to pay 5% of NAV each year, and dividends to shareholders totalled EUR30.0m in H1 2021.

As at 30 June 2021, AGA was 98% invested, with an Invested Portfolio of EUR1,355.8m. The majority of the portfolio was invested in Private Equity (68%), with the Derived Investments portfolio representing 32%. Net current assets (inclusive of cash) represented EUR29.0m, or 2.1% of Adjusted NAV.

Total NAV Return

17.4%

Adjusted NAV

EUR1,380m

Adjusted NAV per share

EUR2.81/GBP2.41

TOTAL NAV RETURN CONTRIBUTIONS (%)

 
Private Equity                 13.4% 
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Derived Debt                    1.3% 
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Derived Equity                  1.0% 
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Costs and other movements     (0.4%) 
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Performance fee adjustments 
 (1)                          (0.4%) 
----------------------------  ------ 
FX                              2.5% 
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Total NAV Return (2)           17.4% 
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1. Performance fee adjustment accounting for the movement in the performance fee reserve at 30 June 2021

2. Total NAV Return means the movement in the Adjusted NAV per share over the period plus any dividends paid

ADJUSTED NAV DEVELOPMENT (EURM)

 
Adjusted NAV 31 December 
 2020                         1,201.2 
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Private Equity                  161.0 
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Derived Debt                     15.8 
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Derived Equity                   11.8 
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Costs and other movements       (5.4) 
----------------------------  ------- 
Dividends paid                 (30.0) 
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Performance fee adjustments 
 (1)                            (4.5) 
----------------------------  ------- 
FX                               30.4 
----------------------------  ------- 
Adjusted NAV 30 June 
 2021                         1,380.3 
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1. Performance fee adjustment accounting for the movement in the performance fee reserve at 30 June 2021

Portfolio highlights

AGA's overall portfolio continued to be weighted towards Tech & Digital which at 45% constituted the largest exposure, followed by Services at 21%, Healthcare at 20% and Internet/Consumer at 14%. The increased exposure to Internet/Consumer over the period is largely due to a reclassification of online marketplaces into this sector.

At 60%, the majority of AGA's overall geographic exposure continued to be to North America, followed by Europe at 17%. This is largely mirrored by the currency exposures of the Fund, with US dollar representing 65% and the euro representing 16% of the portfolio.

Tech & Digital

In Tech & Digital, valuations increased further in the first six months, particularly for tech-enabled services and software assets.

-- There was significant investment activity, with seven new Private Equity investments and nine new positions in Derived Debt.

-- Looking at the target sub-sectors, notable events in tech-enabled services included a new funding round for Thoughtworks which values the company at 8.2x MOIC as at 30 June 2021, and submission of a confidential draft registration statement to the SEC for the company's proposed IPO. Meanwhile, cybersecurity services firm Coalfire showed strong bookings momentum in H1 and, in June, it acquired Denim Group, an advanced application security solutions provider.

-- In software, there were three new Private Equity investments, of which two were in the Apax Digital Fund. Azentio, which was carved out from 3i Infotech in Q1, signed two new acquisitions in May and July, respectively, enhancing the company's presence in the Middle East and Africa. The Apax Funds also saw two significant partial realisations in the period, including the further selldown of shares in Duck Creek, and Genius Sports' SPAC merger which saw the company start trading on the NYSE. Post period end, Paycor went public and began trading on NASDAQ.

-- In telecom, Inmarsat has performed well, with some recovery in the aviation segment and particularly strong performance in the government segment.

Services

There was good momentum across the Services portfolio.

-- Among density-driven businesses, Private Equity portfolio company Authority Brands continued to add high-quality franchised home service brands to its platform, completing its sixth add-on acquisition since Apax IX's investment. ADCO's performance also continued to be strong in H1, following a good 2020.

-- In outsourced sales and marketing, there was one new investment both in the Private Equity and the Derived Investments portfolios in PIB Group, an independent specialist insurance broker. The Apax Funds have significant experience with insurance brokers through the prior investments in Hub and Assured Partners. Following completion in Q1, the company is now focusing on M&A and accelerating international opportunities.

Healthcare

All sub-sectors experienced increasing momentum in H1 2021, complemented by rising market multiples for certain sub-sectors.

-- In medical technology, Private Equity portfolio company Candela returned to pre-Covid-19 top-line levels, supported by a rebound in Asia Pacific. Whilst Covid-19 related ventilator and consumables orders started to subside, Vyaire experienced continued demand for ventilator and respiratory diagnostic systems. The Apax Funds also made one new medical technology investment in the period in Rodenstock Group, a manufacturer of premium ophthalmic lenses.

-- In healthcare services, Private Equity portfolio company InnovAge listed on the NYSE. Elsewhere Unilabs continued to benefit from strong demand for Covid-19 testing whilst also seeing a further rebound in non Covid-19 diagnostics including medical imaging.

internet/Consumer

Online marketplaces experienced increasing market multiples whilst legacy retail/consumer and education businesses are still recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic at varying rates.

-- Online marketplaces which make up 29% of the Internet/Consumer portfolio experienced strong performance in H1 2021. The Apax Funds sold Boats Group and Baltic Classifieds Group started trading on the London Stock Exchange. Elsewhere, Trade Me continued to show good growth in usage and engagement throughout the year.

-- In consumer services Cadence, which operates pre-school education facilities in the US, has been rebounding, albeit is still below pre-Covid-19 levels. The company has however re-started acquisition activity.

-- There was one new Private Equity investment in the consumer packaged goods sub-sector in Nulo, a high-growth pet food brand.

-- Elsewhere in the Private Equity portfolio, while still below pre-Covid levels, Cole Haan is seeing increased gross margins and improved wholesale bookings.

   --   There was no deal activity in Derived Investments in the sector. 

PORTFOLIO SPLIT BY SECTOR

 
                    Total  Private Equity  Derived Investments 
------------------  -----  --------------  ------------------- 
internet/Consumer    14%        13%                1% 
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TEch & Digital       45%        31%                14% 
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Services             21%        14%                7% 
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Healthcare           20%        14%                6% 
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Portfolio review

Private Equity

A sector-led investment strategy, underpinned by digital

HIGHLIGHTS

Private Equity TOTAL RETURN

24.5%

LTM EBITDA Growth

42.7%

% of NAV

66%

Total New investment1

EUR85.0m

Distribution from Apax funds

EUR131.1m

Average Uplift on exits (2)

25.7%

   1.     AGA's investment cost on a look-through basis 
   2.    See page 17 for further details 

Performance update

Strong performance driven by earnings growth in the underlying portfolio and an increase in comparable multiples

The Private Equity portfolio delivered strong performance in the first six months of 2021, reflecting secular earnings growth, a rebound as Covid-related lockdowns started easing, and operational improvements in the underlying portfolio as well as premium valuations achieved on exits.

LTM EBITDA growth across the portfolio was 42.7% and the weighted average valuation multiple was 18.0x, reflecting the re-rating of public market valuations over the year.

During the period, there was a good pace of investment and, despite valuations for quality companies remaining high in H1 2021, the Apax Funds were able to identify attractive opportunities. On a look-through basis, AGA deployed EUR85.0m into eleven new investments which closed in the period.

The Apax Funds were able to execute an investment strategy with modest levels of financial leverage at entry, which on average was 4.2x net debt/EBITDA in Apax IX and 4.0x in Apax X as at 30 June 2021.

The Private Equity portfolio is now well diversified across fund vintages with 23% in the harvesting phase, 66% in the maturity phase, and 11% in the investment phase. In May, AGA announced a commitment of $90m to the Apax Digital Fund II. The Fund will aim to continue the predecessor fund's strategy of investing in a balanced portfolio of minority equity and growth buyout opportunities in mid-market technology companies globally.

NAV performance

Gains of EUR161.0m, reflecting strong performance in Apax IX and Apax VIII

Private Equity Adjusted NAV increased from EUR788.3m at 31 December 2020 to EUR916.6m at 30 June 2021, reflecting strong performance across the Apax Funds. In the period, AGA received EUR131.1m of distributions from exits, balanced with EUR78.7m of calls, mainly from Apax X (EUR70.0m) for investments.

The strongest valuation gains during the first six months were in Global-e, Genius Sports, and Authority Brands. The largest valuation decline in the portfolio was from Cole Haan, followed by KAR Global and Max Stock, with the latter two investments reflecting share price volatility in the period.

INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

EUR85.0m deployed across eleven new investments

The Apax Funds closed eleven new investments in the first six months of 2021 with AGA investing EUR85.0m on a look-through basis. Additionally, Apax X and ADF signed three new deals which are expected to close in Q3. The majority of new deals were in the Tech & Digital sector, primarily in the tech-enabled services and software sub-sectors.

The new investments reflect the Apax Funds' sector-driven strategy with a continued focus on resilient and growth sub-sectors where Apax's "transformative" approach and "good to great" strategy can support operational improvements and generate significant value creation.

Turning to realisations, the Apax Funds made three full and nine significant partial exits in the period, primarily in Tech & Digital. Exits were achieved at an average uplift to previous Unaffected Valuations of 25.7%. Average Gross MOIC was 3.9x and average gross IRR was 52.4%. Strong public market valuations saw four public listings (InnovAge, Genius Sports, Global-e and Baltic Classifieds Group) in the period with Thoughtworks having also submitted a confidential draft registration statement to list in the US. Post period end, Apax IX portfolio company Paycor also started trading on the NYSE.

PRIVATE EQUITY PERFORMANCE (%)

 
Movement in underlying portfolio companies' 
 earnings                                      21.8% 
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Movement in net debt (1)                      (0.3%) 
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Movement in comparable companies' valuation 
 multiples (2)                                  9.2% 
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One-off and other (3)                         (2.4%) 
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Management fees and carried interest 
 accrued by the Apax funds                    (6.5%) 
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Movement in AEVII and AEVI carried interest 
 value                                          0.1% 
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Movement in performance fee reserve (4)            - 
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FX                                              2.6% 
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H1 Total Return                                24.5% 
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   1.     Represents movement in all instruments senior to equity 

2. Movement in the valuation multiples captures movement in the comparable companies valuation multiples. In accordance with International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation ("IPEV") guidelines, the Apax Funds use a multiple-based approach where an appropriate valuation multiple (based on both public and private market valuation comparators) is applied to maintainable earnings, which is often but not necessarily represented by EBITDA to calculate Enterprise Value

3. Mainly dilutions from the management incentive plan as a result of growth in the portfolio's value

4. Performance fee adjustment accounting for the movement in the performance fee reserve at 30 June 2021

PRIVATE EQUITY ADJUSTED NAV DEVELOPMENT (EURM)

 
Adjusted NAV at 31 December 2020     788.3 
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Calls                                 78.7 
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Distributions                      (131.1) 
---------------------------------  ------- 
Gains                                161.0 
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Performance fee adjustment(1) 
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FX                                    19.7 
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Adjusted NAV at 30 June 2021(2)      916.6 
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1. Performance fee adjustment accounting for the movement in the performance fee reserve at 30 June 2021

2. Includes AGA's exposure to carried interest holdings in AEVII and AEVI which were respectively valued at EUR17.5m and EUR4.6m at 30 June 2021

PRIVATE EQUITY LIFECYCLE

 
 
HARVESTING PHASE  AVIII, AEVI, AEVII 
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INVESTMENT PHASE  AX 
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MATURITY PHASE    AIX, AMI, ADF 
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private equity case study

Baltic Classifieds Group

 
DATE OF INVESTMENT 
 2019 
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FUND 
 Apax IX 
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SECTOR 
 Internet/Consumer 
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REGION 
 Baltics 
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STATUS 
 Partially realised 
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Website 
 www.balticclassifieds.com 
-------------------------- 
 

Partnering with the Baltic's leading classifieds group

Baltic Classifieds Group ("BCG") is the leading online classifieds group in the Baltic countries. BCG owns and operates a portfolio of twelve online classifieds portals in Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, comprising eight vertical portals across automotive, real estate, and jobs and services, and four generalist portals. BCG's portals are some of the most visited websites in their respective countries, attracting more than 60m monthly visits on average2.

The Apax Funds have a long and successful track record of investing in online marketplace and classifieds businesses, including household names such as Auto Trader and idealista, and were able to identify BCG as a standout business with a market-leading position in several verticals, led by an excellent management team. After a period of robust due diligence, the Apax Funds invested in BCG in July 2019.

Under the Apax Funds' ownership, BCG has performed strongly with revenue growing at a 21% CAGR3 and has increased its leadership position over the number two players. The Apax Funds worked closely with BCG's leadership team on several key initiatives to drive growth, including enhancing the monetisation of its core classifieds segments and facilitating the involvement of marketplace pioneers Ed Williams (former CEO of Rightmove) and Trevor Mather (former CEO of Auto Trader) as co-investors and board directors. The Apax Funds also assisted with BCG's M&A strategy, including working on the strategic acquisition of Auto24, the leading automotive classifieds portal in Estonia, which has a similar monetisation opportunity. These initiatives helped accelerate the company's already impressive growth trajectory as it worked towards an IPO.

In June 2021, BCG started conditional trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol "BCG", priced at GBP1.65 per share. Having acquired the business at a substantial multiple discount to relevant peers, such was the transformation of the business under the Apax Funds' ownership, that it attained a premium to the same peers at IPO.

3.6x

GROSS MOIC(1)

92.9%

GROSS IRR(1)

1. Gross IRR and Gross MOIC calculated based on the concurrent aggregate expected cash flows and remaining fair value in euro

   2.     Data for FY April 2021 
   3.    Data from FY April 2019 to FY April 2021 

Derived Investments

Continued focus on Derived Debt investments

HIGHLIGHTS

DERIVED INVESTMENTS TOTAL RETURN

9.8%

DERIVED DEBT TOTAL RETURN

7.3%

DERIVED EQUITY TOTAL RETURN

28.6%

% OF NAV

32%

TOTAL NEW INVESTMENT

EUR161.3m

TOTAL DIVESTED

EUR69.8m

Derived Investments

Performance update

Good performance across the portfolio

The Derived Investments portfolio achieved a Total Return of 9.8% (7.0% constant currency) in the first six months of 2021. Performance was primarily driven by Derived Debt, which made up 88% of the Derived Investments portfolio. The focus remained on investments in lower risk first and second lien loans where there is a high degree of visibility on cash flow, and in target sub-sectors where Apax has unique insights, gained from the team's private equity investment activity. Derived Debt generated a Total Return of 7.3% (4.5% constant currency), Derived Equity achieved a Total Return of 28.6% (25.0% constant currency) in the six months to 30 June 2021.

The Derived Debt portfolio experienced strong operational performance from underlying portfolio companies, as demonstrated by the LTM EBITDA growth from 26.2% at 31 December 2020 to 37.3% as at 30 June 2021. Reflecting the increased share of first lien loans in the portfolio, the overall yield to maturity of the portfolio reduced to 6.8% at 30 June 2021.

Investment Activity

Significant investment activity, with EUR161.3m deployed in Derived Debt

The overall value of the Derived Investments portfolio increased from EUR319.4m at 31 December 2020 to EUR439.2m at 30 June 2021 as investment activity ramped up in Q2 to deploy the significant distributions received from realisations in the Private Equity portfolio. At period end, the Derived Investment portfolio represented 32% of the total invested portfolio.

All new investments in the period were in debt securities. With Apax X, the latest Private Equity buyout fund, now in full investment mode, the investment strategy took into account the overall risk and liquidity requirements of the portfolio to ensure flexibility for AGA to meet future calls from the Private Equity funds.

AGA was able to identify opportunities to invest in high-quality securities despite a competitive market environment and deployed EUR161.3m across thirteen new positions and made two add-on investments in Derived Debt in the first six months of 2021.

The majority of realisations were also in Derived Debt achieving a Gross IRR of 9.5% and MOIC of 1.2x on full exits in the first six months of 2021.

DERIVED INVESTMENTS PERFORMANCE (%)

 
Income                            2.9% 
------------------------------  ------ 
Realised gains                    0.2% 
------------------------------  ------ 
Unrealised gains                  5.2% 
------------------------------  ------ 
Performance fee adjustment(1)   (1.3%) 
------------------------------  ------ 
FX                                2.8% 
------------------------------  ------ 
Total Return                      9.8% 
------------------------------  ------ 
 

1. Performance fee adjustment accounting for the movement in the performance fee reserve at 30 June 2021

PRIVATE EQUITY

INVESTMENTS

 
 Total new investment (1)    EUR85.0m 
 Tech & Digital              33% 
                            --------- 
 Healthcare                  20% 
                            --------- 
 Services                    23% 
                            --------- 
 Internet/Consumer           24% 
                            --------- 
 
 
                                                                       EURm 
 New Investments closed                                                 (1) 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Tech & Digital                                                         28.0 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Azentio - AX 
 Provider of critical, vertical-specific software products for 
 customers in banking, financial services and insurance                 5.8 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Comax - AMI 
 Provider of SaaS-based retail ERP system that primarily serves 
 the food retail space in Israel                                        1.4 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Faculty - ADF 
 AI and machine learning ("ML") specialists                             1.9 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Guesty - ADF & AMI 
 Provider of end-to-end solution for professional hosts and property 
 management companies                                                   2.0 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Herjavec Group - AX 
 Provider of cybersecurity products and services to enterprise 
 organizations                                                          5.7 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Lutech - AX 
 IT services, software and technology company in Italy                  8.8 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Tide - ADF 
 The UK's leading business financial platform                           2.4 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
 
Healthcare                                                             17.4 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Rodenstock - AX 
 Manufacturer of premium ophthalmic lenses in Germany                  17.4 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
 
Services                                                               19.5 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
PIB Group - AX 
 Insurance advisory business                                           19.5 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
 
Internet/Consumer                                                      20.1 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
idealista - AX 
 Online real estate classifieds                                         9.9 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Nulo - AX 
 One of the fastest growing major pet food brands in the US pet 
 specialty channel                                                     10.2 
---------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
 

DIVESTMENTS

 
 Gross MOIC(2)        3.9x 
 Tech & Digital       55% 
                     ----- 
 Services             5% 
                     ----- 
 Internet/Consumer    40% 
                     ----- 
 
 
                                                             GROSS 
                                                              MOIC     GROSS  UPLIFT 
Full Exits                                                     (2)   IRR (2)     (3) 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
Tech & Digital                                                3.9x     61.9%   22.7% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
Signavio - ADF 
 Next-gen business process management software platform       2.8x     98.1%   78.6% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
ZAP Group - AMI 
 Consumer internet business in Israel                         2.4x     22.5%   14.1% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
significant PARTIAL EXITS / IPOs 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
Duck Creek - AVIII 
 Provider of SaaS core systems solutions for P&C insurance 
 carriers                                                     8.3x     57.0%    6.9% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
Genius - AIX 
 Global leader in sports data technology                      5.4x     84.1%   72.9% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
Paycor - AIX 
 Provider of SaaS payroll and human capital management 
 software to small and medium-sized businesses in the 
 United States                                                3.2x     53.4%   16.2% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
SoYoung - ADF 
 Largest online medical aesthetic marketplace in China        2.4x     30.2%    2.8% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
Thoughtworks - AIX 
 Digital transformation and software 
 development company                                          8.2x     82.9%   15.3% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
TietoEVRY - AVIII 
 Nordic IT services business                                  2.7x     35.1%  (0.7%) 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
 
Services                                                      0.9x    (1.4%)   14.2% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
significant PARTIAL EXITS 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
Psagot - AEVII 
 One of the largest asset management business in Israel       0.7x    (2.9%)   18.3% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
Boasso Global (Quality Distribution) - AVIII 
 Operates the largest bulk tank truck network in North 
 America                                                      1.2x      2.9%   13.8% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
 
Internet/Consumer                                             3.7x     61.7%   51.2% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
Boats Group - AIX 
 Online marketplace and provider of software solutions 
 for the recreational marine industry                         4.2x     40.0%   40.9% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
significant PARTIAL EXITS/IPOs 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
Baltic Classifieds Group - AIX 
 Online classifieds group in Baltics                          3.6x     92.9%   59.1% 
-----------------------------------------------------------  -----  --------  ------ 
 

Derived Investments

INVESTMENTS

 
 Total new investment    EUR161.3m 
 Tech & Digital          60%  Derived Debt    60% 
                              Derived Equity  0% 
 Healthcare              13%  Derived Debt    13% 
                              --------------  --- 
                              Derived Equity  0% 
                              --------------  --- 
 Services                27%  Derived Debt    27% 
                        ----  --------------  --- 
                              Derived Equity  0% 
                        ----  --------------  --- 
 
 
 
 New Investments                                                      EURm 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Tech & Digital                                                        97.0 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Aptean - Second lien term loan 
 Provider of industry-specific ERP, supply chain and compliance 
 software                                                             12.4 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Astra - First lien term loan 
 Mission-critical software for higher education institutions to 
 manage the student lifecycle and data                                14.0 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
HelpSystems - First lien term loan 
 Provider of software solutions to IT departments                     20.5 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Mitratech - First lien term loan + Second lien term loan 
 Provider of end-to-end software products for legal & compliance 
 professionals                                                         8.2 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Therapy Brands - First lien term loan + Second lien term loan 
 Provider of fully-integrated practice management and EHR solutions 
 for mental and behavioral health providers                           12.7 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Infogain - First lien term loan 
 Global IT service provider                                           13.9 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Precisely Software - First lien term loan 
 Provider of infrastructure software solutions                        12.5 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Add-on 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
EverCommerce - First lien term loan 
 Multi-vertical portfolio of marketing, business management and 
 customer experience software solutions                                1.2 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Syndigo - Second lien term loan 
 Provider of product content management solutions                      1.6 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
                                                                      EURm 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Healthcare                                                            20.6 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
AccentCare - First lien term loan 
 Provider of post-acute healthcare services in the US                 20.6 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
 
Services                                                              43.7 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
Hightower - Senior unsecured note 
 Provider of investment services                                       4.2 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
PIB - First lien term loan 
 Insurance advisory business                                          22.9 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
PSSI - First lien term loan 
 Provider of cleaning, sanitation, and compliance services to food 
 processing plants                                                    16.6 
--------------------------------------------------------------------  ---- 
 

DISINVESTMENTS

 
 Total DISINVESTED    EUR69.8m 
 Tech & Digital       61%  Derived Debt    59% 
                           Derived Equity  2% 
 Healthcare           30%  Derived Debt    30% 
                           --------------  --- 
                           Derived Equity  0% 
                           --------------  --- 
 Services             9%   Derived Debt    2% 
                     ----  --------------  --- 
                           Derived Equity  7% 
                     ----  --------------  --- 
 
 
                                                                         GROSS    GROSS 
                                                                          MOIC      IRR 
Full Exits                                                                 (2)      (2) 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------  -----  ------- 
Tech & Digital                                                            1.3x    10.6% 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------  -----  ------- 
Astra - First lien term loan 
 Mission-critical software for higher education institutions to manage 
 the student lifecycle and data                                           1.0x     1.1% 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------  -----  ------- 
Rocket Software - Second lien term loan 
 Provider of legacy infrastructure software                               1.2x     8.3% 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------  -----  ------- 
Syncsort - Second lien term loan 
 Provider of infrastructure software solutions                            1.4x    12.2% 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------  -----  ------- 
 
Healthcare                                                                1.1x     4.8% 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------  -----  ------- 
AccentCare - First lien term loan 
 Provider of post-acute healthcare services in the US                     1.1x     4.8% 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------  -----  ------- 
 
Services                                                                  0.7x  (12.7%) 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------  -----  ------- 
Development Credit Bank - Listed equity 
 SME and retail focused private sector bank                               0.6x  (13.1%) 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------  -----  ------- 
Veritext - First lien term loan 
 Provider of court reporting services for out-of-court depositions        1.0x    12.4% 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------  -----  ------- 
 
   1.     Represents AGA's look-through cost to investments acquired by the Apax Funds during H12021 

2. For Private Equity, represents Gross IRR and Gross MOIC on full and partial exits calculated based on the concurrent aggregate expected cash flows and remaining fair value in euro across all funds signed, or an exit was sufficiently close to being signed that the Apax Funds incorporated the expected exit multiple into the quarter end valuation. For Derived Investments, represents Gross IRR and Gross MOIC calculated based on the aggregate concurrent euro cash flows since inception of deals fully realised during H1 2021

3. Uplift represents proceeds received (translated at FX rates received) or proceeds expected to be received for deals yet to sign (at period end FX rates) compared to their last Unaffected Valuation4 at AGA level. For deals that were partially realised or IPO'd it includes proceeds received and the latest remaining fair value at 30 June 2021. For investments where there were subsequent partial realisations since December 2020, uplift calculated by taking proceeds received in H1 2021 plus remaining fair value at 30 June 2021 compared to fair value at 31 December 2020

4. Unaffected Valuation is determined as the fair value in the last quarter before exit, when valuation is not affected by the exit process (i.e. because an exit was signed, or an exit was sufficiently close to being signed that the Apax Funds incorporated the expected exit multiple into the quarter end valuation)

PRIVATE EQUITY PORTFOLIO AT 30 June 2021

 
INVESTED PORTFOLIO   EUR916.6M 
-------------------  --------- 
AIX                        39% 
-------------------  --------- 
AVIII                      12% 
-------------------  --------- 
AEVII                       2% 
-------------------  --------- 
AEVI                        0% 
-------------------  --------- 
AMI                         4% 
-------------------  --------- 
ADF                         3% 
-------------------  --------- 
AX                          8% 
-------------------  --------- 
DI                         32% 
-------------------  --------- 
 
 
 APAX IX 
 AGA NAV:           EUR522.6m 
 Distributions1:    EUR121.3m 
 % of AGA PE 
  portfolio:        57% 
 Vintage:           2016 
 Commitment:        EUR154.5m 
                     + $175.0m 
 Invested and 
  committed:        91% 
 Fund size:         $9.5bn 
-----------------  --------------------------- 
 APAX X 
                                 ----------- 
 AGA NAV:                         EUR103.7m 
 Distributions1:                  EUR0.0m 
 % of AGA PE 
  portfolio:                      11% 
 Vintage:                         2020 
 Commitment:                      EUR199.8m 
                                   + $225.0m 
 Invested and 
  committed:                      35% 
 Fund size:                       $11.7bn 
-------------------------------  ----------- 
 
 
 
 Apax VIII 
 AGA NAV:           EUR172.2m 
 Distributions1:    EUR520.0m 
 % of AGA PE 
  portfolio:        19% 
 Vintage:           2012 
 Commitment:        EUR159.5m 
                     + $218.3m 
 Invested and 
  committed:        108% 
 Fund size:         $7.5bn 
-----------------  -------------------------- 
 Apax Europe 
  VII 
                                 ---------- 
 AGA NAV:                         EUR26.2m 
 Distributions1:                  EUR89.4m 
 % of AGA PE 
  portfolio:                      3% 
 Vintage:                         2007 
 Commitment:                      EUR86.1m 
 Invested and 
  committed:                      108% 
 Fund size:                       EUR11.2bn 
-------------------------------  ---------- 
 
 
 
 Apax EUROPE 
  VI 
 AGA NAV:           EUR6.6m 
 Distributions1:    EUR8.1m 
 % of AGA PE 
  portfolio:        1% 
 Vintage:           2005 
 Commitment:        EUR10.6m 
 Invested and 
  committed:        107% 
 Fund size:         EUR4.3bn 
-----------------  -------------------------- 
 AMI 
                                 ---------- 
 AGA NAV:                         EUR50.0m 
 Distributions1:                  EUR13.2m 
 % of AGA PE 
  portfolio:                      5% 
 Vintage:                         2015 
 Commitment:                      $30.0m 
 Invested and 
  committed:                      71% 
 Fund size:                       $0.5bn 
-------------------------------  ---------- 
 
 
 
 Apax Digital 
 AGA NAV:           EUR35.3m 
 Distributions1:    EUR10.3m 
 % of AGA PE 
  portfolio:        4% 
 Vintage:           2017 
 Commitment:        $50.0m 
 Invested and 
  committed:        74% 
 Fund size:         $1.1bn 
-----------------  --------- 
 
 
 Top 30 Private Equity Investments - AGA's Indirect Exposure 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
                                                                 Valuation 
Portfolio company           Sector              Geography             EURm  % of NAV 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Thoughtworks                Tech                North America         91.5        7% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Duck Creek Technologies     Tech                North America         66.9        5% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Unilabs                     Healthcare          Europe                62.0        4% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Paycor2                     Tech                North America         54.0        4% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Vyaire Medical2             Healthcare          North America         41.1        3% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Candela                     Healthcare          North America         40.2        3% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Global-e                    Tech                Israel                39.7        3% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Trade Me2                   Internet/Consumer   Rest of world         38.6        3% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Authority Brands            Services            North America         38.4        3% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Genius Sports Group         Tech                United Kingdom        37.8        3% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Assured Partners            Services            North America         36.3        3% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
InnovAge                    Healthcare          North America         35.8        3% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Cole Haan                   Internet/Consumer   North America         32.6        2% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Baltic Classifieds Group    Internet/Consumer   Europe                27.4        2% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Wehkamp                     Internet/Consumer   Europe                27.0        2% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Tosca Services              Services            North America         25.0        2% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Safetykleen Europe          Services            United Kingdom        23.9        2% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
ADCO Group                  Services            Europe                20.9        2% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
PIB Group2                  Services            United Kingdom        20.7        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Inmarsat                    Tech                Europe                19.0        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Rodenstock                  Healthcare          Europe                17.4        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
MatchesFashion              Internet/Consumer   United Kingdom        16.8        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Coalfire                    Tech                North America         16.5        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Lexitas                     Services            North America         16.2        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Fractal Analytics           Tech                India                 16.0        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Boasso Global (Quality 
 Distribution)2             Services            North America         15.8        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
KAR Global                  Internet/Consumer   North America         15.4        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Cadence Education           Internet/Consumer   North America         13.5        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
MyCase                      Tech                North America         12.8        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
idealista                   Internet/Consumer   Europe                12.4        1% 
--------------------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Total top 30 gross values                                            931.6       68% 
---------------------------------------------------------------  ---------  -------- 
Other investments                                                    229.8       17% 
---------------------------------------------------------------  ---------  -------- 
Carried interest                                                   (153.0)     (11%) 
---------------------------------------------------------------  ---------  -------- 
Capital call facilities 
 and other                                                          (91.8)      (8%) 
---------------------------------------------------------------  ---------  -------- 
Total Private Equity                                                 916.6       66% 
---------------------------------------------------------------  ---------  -------- 
 

Top 30 Derived Investments holdings

 
                                                                                       Valuation 
                               Instrument         Sector              Geography             EURm  % of NAV 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Paycor3                        Preferred shares   Tech                North America         26.9        2% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
PIB Group3                     1L term loan       Services            United Kingdom        23.3        2% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
AccentCare                     1L term loan       Healthcare          North America         21.1        2% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
HelpSystems                    1L term loan       Tech                North America         21.1        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Exact Software                 2L term loan       Tech                Europe                20.1        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Boasso Global (Quality 
 Distribution)3                2L term loan       Services            North America         17.3        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Planview                       2L term loan       Tech                North America         16.8        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
PSSI                           1L term loan       Services            North America         16.8        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
EverCommerce                   1L term loan       Tech                North America         16.6        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
AmeriLife                      2L term loan       Services            North America         15.2        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Neuraxpharm                    1L term loan       Healthcare          Europe                15.2        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Vyaire Medical3                1L term loan       Healthcare          North America         14.3        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Astra                          1L term loan       Tech                North America         14.3        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Infogain3                      1L term loan       Tech                North America         14.0        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Airtel Africa                  Listed equity      Tech                Rest of World         13.4        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
                               1L + 2L term 
Therapy Brands                  loan              Tech                North America         13.1        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
WIRB-Copernicus Group          1L term loan       Healthcare          North America         12.7        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
PowerSchool                    2L term loan       Tech                North America         12.7        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Precisely Software             1L term loan       Tech                North America         12.7        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Aptean                         2L term loan       Tech                North America         12.6        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Trade Me3                      2L term loan       Internet/Consumer   Rest of World         12.6        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Alexander Mann Solutions       1L term loan       Services            United Kingdom        12.5        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Just Group                     Listed equity      Services            United Kingdom        11.3        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
PCI                            1L term loan       Healthcare          North America         10.2        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Sinopharm Group                Listed equity      Healthcare          China                  8.9        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
                               1L + 2L term 
Mitratech                       loan              Tech                North America          8.5        1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Navicure                       1L term loan       Healthcare          North America          8.4       <1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Southern Veterinary Partners   2L term loan       Healthcare          North America          6.9       <1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
FullBeauty                     Equity             Internet/Consumer   North America          5.8       <1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Repco Home Finance             Listed equity      Services            India                  5.6       <1% 
-----------------------------  -----------------  ------------------  ---------------  ---------  -------- 
Other                                                                                       18.3        3% 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------  -------- 
Total Derived Investments                                                                  439.2       32% 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------  -------- 
 
   1.     Represents distributions received by AGA since 15 June 2015 
   2.     Investments where AGA also holds Derived Investments 
   3.     Investments also held by Apax Funds 

1L: first lien 2L: second lien

Strategic reportStatement of Directors' responsibilities

Statement of principal risks and uncertainties

As an investment company with an investment portfolio comprising financial instruments, the principal risks associated with the Company's business largely relate to financial risks, strategic and business risks, and operating risks. A detailed analysis of the Company's principal risks and uncertainties is set out on pages 41 to 43 of the Annual Report and Accounts 2020 and they have not changed materially since the date of the report. The Company has not identified any material new risks that will impact the remaining

six months of the financial year.

Statement of Directors' responsibilities in respect of the Interim Report and Accounts

The Directors confirm that to the best of their knowledge:

-- the condensed interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 interim financial reporting as required by DTR4.2.4R;

-- the Chairman's statement and Investment Manager's report (together constituting the Interim Management report), together with the statement of principal risks and uncertainties, include a fair review of the information required by DTR4.2.7R, being an indication of important events that have occurred during the period and their impact on these condensed interim financial statements; and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and

-- the condensed interim financial statements provide a fair review of the information required by DTR4.2.8R, being related party transactions that have taken place in the first six months of the current financial year and that have materially affected the financial position or performance of the Company during that period, and any changes in the related party transactions described in the last annual report and accounts that could materially affect the financial position or performance of the Company during that period. Please refer to note 9 of the condensed interim financial statements.

Signed on behalf of the Board of Directors

Tim Breedon CBE

Chairman

18 August 2021

Signed on behalf of the Audit Committee

Susie Farnon

Chairman of the Audit Committee

18 August 2021

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Independent Review Report

to Apax Global Alpha Limited

Conclusion

We have been engaged by Apax Global Alpha Limited (the "Company") to review the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2021 of the Company which comprise the condensed statement of financial position, the condensed statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income, the condensed statement of changes in equity, the condensed statement of cash flows and the related explanatory notes.

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2021 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules ("the DTR") of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority ("the UK

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Directors' responsibilities

The half-yearly financial report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors. The directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly financial report in accordance with the DTR of the UK FCA.

As disclosed in note 2, the annual financial statements of the Company are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU. The directors are responsible for preparing the condensed set of financial statements included in the half-yearly financial report in accordance with IAS 34 as adopted by the EU.

Our responsibility

Our responsibility is to express to the Company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report based on our review.

The purpose of our review work and to whom we owe our responsibilities

This report is made solely to the Company in accordance with the terms of our engagement letter to assist the Company in meeting the requirements of the DTR of the UK FCA. Our review has been undertaken so that we might state to the Company those matters we are required to state to it in this report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the Company for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusions we have reached.

[add signature when approved]

Deborah Smith

for and on behalf of

KPMG Channel Islands Limited

Chartered Accountants, Guernsey

18 August 2021

CONDENSED Statement of financial position

At 30 June 2021 (Unaudited)

 
                                                     Notes    30 June  31 December 
                                                                 2021         2020 
                                                              EUR'000      EUR'000 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Assets 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Financial assets held at fair value through profit 
 or loss ("FVTPL")                                    8(a)  1,355,786    1,107,723 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Total non-current assets                                    1,355,786    1,107,723 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Current assets 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Cash and cash equivalents                                      78,415      124,569 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Investment receivables                                          1,047        1,338 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Other receivables                                                   -            - 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Total current assets                                           79,462      125,907 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Total assets                                                1,435,248    1,233,630 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Liabilities 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Investment payables                                            48,630       30,965 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Accrued expenses                                                1,811        1,481 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Total current liabilities                                      50,441       32,446 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Total liabilities                                              50,441       32,446 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Capital and retained earnings 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Shareholders' capital                                   14    873,804      873,804 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Retained earnings                                             506,537      327,380 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Total capital and retained earnings                         1,380,341    1,201,184 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Share-based payment performance fee reserve             10      4,466            - 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Total equity                                                1,384,807    1,201,184 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
Total shareholders' equity and liabilities                  1,435,248    1,233,630 
---------------------------------------------------  -----  ---------  ----------- 
 
 
On behalf of the Board of Directors 
-----------------------------------  ----------------------------- 
 
Tim Breedon                          Susie Farnon 
 Chairman                             Chair of the Audit Committee 
 18 August 2021                       18 August 2021 
 
 
                                   30 June           30 June  31 December       31 December 
                                      2021              2021         2020              2020 
                                       EUR   GBP equivalent1          EUR   GBP equivalent1 
-------------------------------  ---------  ----------------  -----------  ---------------- 
Net Asset Value ("NAV") ('000)   1,384,807         1,187,043    1,201,184         1,073,546 
-------------------------------                               -----------  ---------------- 
Adjusted NAV ('000)2             1,380,341         1,183,215    1,201,184         1,073,546 
-------------------------------                               -----------  ---------------- 
NAV per share                         2.82              2.42         2.45              2.19 
-------------------------------  ---------  ----------------  -----------  ---------------- 
Adjusted NAV per share2               2.81              2.41         2.45              2.19 
-------------------------------  ---------  ----------------  -----------  ---------------- 
 
 
                    six months  six months 
                         ended       ended 
                       30 june     30 june 
                          2021        2020 
                             %           % 
------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Total NAV Return3        17.4%      (0.5%) 
------------------  ----------  ---------- 
 

1. The sterling equivalent has been calculated based on the GBP/EUR exchange rate at 30 June 2021 and 31 December 2020, respectively

2. Adjusted NAV represents NAV which is net of the share-based payment performance fee reserve. Adjusted NAV per share is calculated by dividing the Adjusted NAV by the total number of shares

3. Total NAV Return for the period means the return on the movement in the Adjusted NAV per share at the end of the period together with all the dividends paid during the period, to the Adjusted NAV per share at the beginning of the period. Adjusted NAV per share used in the calculation is rounded to 5 decimal places

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed interim financial statements.

CONDENSED STATEMENT of profit or loss AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

Six months ended 30 June 2021 (Unaudited)

 
                                                           six months  six months 
                                                                ended       ended 
                                                              30 june     30 June 
                                                                 2021        2020 
                                                    Notes     EUR'000     EUR'000 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Income 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Investment income                                               9,426       8,964 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Net gains/(losses) on financial assets at FVTPL      8(b)     208,970     (6,259) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Net losses on financial liabilities at FVTPL         8(c)           -     (2,188) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Realised foreign currency (losses)/gains                        (640)         308 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Unrealised foreign currency gains/(losses)                        779     (2,352) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Total income                                                  218,535     (1,527) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Operating and other expenses 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Performance fee                                        10     (4,466)        (46) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Management fee                                          9     (1,980)     (1,400) 
                                                           ----------  ---------- 
Administration and other operating expenses             6     (1,372)     (1,158) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Total operating expenses                                      (7,818)     (2,604) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Total income less operating expenses                          209,317     (4,131) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Finance costs                                          11     (1,400)       (860) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Profit/(loss) before tax                                      209,205     (4,991) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Tax charge                                              7       (154)        (46) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Profit/(loss) after tax for the period                        209,163     (5,037) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Other comprehensive income                                          -           - 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Total comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to 
 shareholders                                                 209,163     (5,037) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Earnings/(Loss) per share (cents)                      15 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Basic and diluted                                               42.59      (1.03) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Adjusted1                                                       42.42      (1.03) 
--------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
 

1. The Adjusted earnings per share has been calculated based on the profit attributable to ordinary shareholders adjusted for the total accrued performance fee at 30 June 2021 and 30 June 2020 respectively as per note 15 and the weighted average number of ordinary shares

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed interim financial statements.

CONDENSED Statement of changes in equity

Six months ended 30 June 2021 (Unaudited)

 
 FOR THE SIX MONTHSED 30 JUNE         Notes  Shareholders'   Retained          Total   Share-based      Total 
  2021                                                 capital   earnings        Capital       payment    EUR'000 
                                                       EUR'000    EUR'000   and Retained   performance 
                                                                                earnings   fee reserve 
                                                                                 EUR'000       EUR'000 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Balance at 1 January 2021                              873,804    327,380      1,201,184             -  1,201,184 
----------------------------------------  ----- 
Total comprehensive income attributable 
 to shareholders                                             -    209,163        209,163             -    209,163 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Share-based payment performance 
 fee reserve movement                        10              -          -              -         4,466      4,466 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Dividends paid                               16              -   (30,006)       (30,006)             -   (30,006) 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Balance at 30 June 2021                                873,804    506,537      1,380,341         4,466  1,384,807 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
 
 
 For the year ended 31 December           Notes  Shareholders'   Retained          Total   Share-based      Total 
  2020                                                 capital   earnings        Capital       payment    EUR'000 
                                                       EUR'000    EUR'000   and Retained   performance 
                                                                                earnings   fee reserve 
                                                                                 EUR'000       EUR'000 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Balance at 1 January 2020                              873,804    218,272      1,092,076         6,893  1,098,969 
----------------------------------------  ----- 
Total comprehensive income attributable 
 to shareholders                                             -    (5,037)        (5,037)             -    (5,037) 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Share-based payment performance 
 fee reserve movement                        10              -          -              -       (6,893)    (6,893) 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Dividends paid                               16              -   (26,353)       (26,353)             -   (26,353) 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Balance at 30 June 2020                                873,804    186,882      1,060,686             -  1,060,686 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Total comprehensive income attributable 
 to shareholders                                             -    167,020        167,020             -    167,020 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Share-based payment performance 
 fee reserve movement                        10              -          -              -             -          - 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Dividends paid                                               -   (26,522)       (26,522)             -   (26,522) 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
Balance at 31 December 2020                            873,804    327,380      1,201,184             -  1,201,184 
----------------------------------------  -----  -------------  ---------  -------------  ------------  --------- 
 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed financial statements.

CONDENSED Statement of cash flows

Six months ended 30 June 2021 (Unaudited)

 
                                                              six months  six months 
                                                                   ended       ended 
                                                                 30 June     30 June 
                                                                    2021        2020 
                                                       NOTEs     EUR'000     EUR'000 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Cash flows from operating activities 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Interest received                                                  9,582       9,388 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Interest paid                                                      (372)        (43) 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Dividends received                                                   230          72 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Operating expenses paid                                          (2,954)     (2,859) 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Capital calls paid to Private Equity Investments                (78,682)    (20,671) 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Capital distributions received from Private Equity 
 Investments                                                     131,122      61,795 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Purchase of Derived Investments                                (139,873)    (29,112) 
Sale of Derived Investments                                       65,688      47,819 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Net cash from operating activities                              (15,259)      66,389 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Cash flows used in financing activities 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Financing costs paid                                             (1,402)       (848) 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Dividends paid                                                  (30,272)    (25,715) 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Purchase of own shares                                    10           -     (6,970) 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Revolving credit facility drawn                                        -       6,106 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Revolving credit facility repaid                                       -     (6,106) 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Net cash used in financing activities                           (31,674)    (33,533) 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
 
  Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the 
  period                                                         124,569       3,277 
                                                              ----------  ---------- 
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents            (46,933)      32,856 
Effect of foreign currency fluctuations on cash 
 and cash equivalents                                                779     (2,352) 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period                78,415      33,781 
-----------------------------------------------------  -----  ----------  ---------- 
 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed financial statements.

Notes to the CONDENSED INTERIM financial statements

1 Reporting entity

Apax Global Alpha Limited (the "Company" or "AGA") is a limited liability Guernsey company that was incorporated on 2 March 2015. The address of the Company's registered office is PO Box 656, East Wing, Trafalgar Court, Les Banques, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 3PP. The Company invests in Private Equity funds, listed and unlisted securities including debt instruments.

The Company's main corporate objective is to provide shareholders with capital appreciation from its investment portfolio and regular dividends. The Company's operating activities are managed by its Board of Directors and its investment activities are managed by Apax Guernsey Managers Limited (the "Investment Manager") under a discretionary investment management agreement. The Investment Manager obtains investment advice from Apax Partners LLP (the "Investment Advisor").

2 Basis of preparation

Statement of compliance

These condensed interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 "Interim Financial Reporting" as adopted by the European Union and should be read in conjunction with the Annual Report and Accounts 2020 which were prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, as adopted by the European Union ("IFRS"). They do not include all the information required for a complete set of IFRS financial statements. However, selected explanatory notes are included to explain events and transactions that are significant to an understanding of changes in the Company's financial position and performance since the last annual financial statements.

These condensed interim financial statements were authorised for issue by the Company's Board of Directors on 18 August 2021.

Basis of measurement

The financial statements have been prepared on the historic cost basis except for financial assets and financial liabilities, which are measured at FVTPL.

Going concern

The Directors consider that it is appropriate to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the financial statements. In reaching this assessment, the Directors have considered a wide range of information relating to present and future conditions (for at least 12 months from 18 August 2021, the authorisation date of these financial statements), including the statement of financial position, future projections (which include highly stressed scenarios), cash flows, revolving credit facility available, net current assets and the longer-term strategy of the Company. The impact of Covid-19 was also considered by the Directors; and whilst the long-term effect remains to be seen, it was noted that the impact on the Company has been limited to date, as the underlying portfolio is invested in sectors, such as Tech, which have been relatively less affected. The Directors are satisfied, based on their assessment of reasonably possible outcomes, that the Company has sufficient liquidity, including the undrawn revolving credit facility, to meet current and expected obligations up to the going concern horizon.

3 Accounting policies

There are no new standards or changes to standards since the Annual Report and Accounts 2020 which significantly impact these condensed interim financial statements. The accounting policies applied by the Company in these condensed interim financial statements are consistent with those set out on pages 76 to 79 of the Annual Report and Accounts 2020.

4 CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND JUDGEMENTS

In preparing these condensed interim financial statements, the Company makes judgements and estimates that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income and expenses. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates and judgements are continually evaluated and are based on the Board of Directors and Investment Manager's experience and their expectations of future events. Revisions to estimates are recognised prospectively.

(i) Judgements

The judgement that has the most significant effect on the amounts recognised in the Company's condensed interim financial statements relates to investment assets and liabilities. These have been determined to be financial assets and liabilities held at FVTPL and have been accounted for accordingly.

(ii) Estimates

The estimate that has the most significant effect on the amounts recognised in the Company's financial statements relates to financial assets and financial liabilities held at FVTPL other than those traded in an active market

The Investment Manager is responsible for the preparation of the Company's valuations and meets quarterly to approve and discuss the key valuation assumptions. The meetings are open to the Board of Directors and the Investment Advisor to enable them to challenge the valuation assumptions and the proposed valuation estimates and for the external auditors to observe. On a quarterly basis, the Board of Directors review and approve the final NAV calculation before it is announced to the market.

The Investment Manager also makes estimates and assumptions concerning the future and the resulting accounting estimates, will by definition, seldom equal the related actual results. The assumptions that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities are outlined in note 13.

5 Segmental analysis

The segmental analysis of the Company's results and financial position is set out below. There have been no changes to reportable segments since those presented in the Annual Report and Accounts 2020.

Reportable segments

 
 CONDENSED Statement of profit or loss and            Private       Derived        Central     Total 
  other comprehensive income                           Equity   Investments   functions(1)   EUR'000 
  for the six months ended 30 June 2021           Investments       EUR'000        EUR'000 
                                                      EUR'000 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Investment income                                           -         9,426              -     9,426 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Net gains/(losses) on financial assets at 
 FVTPL                                                180,697        28,273              -   208,970 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Realised foreign exchange (losses)/gains                    -         (376)          (264)     (640) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Unrealised foreign currency losses                          -             -            779       779 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Total income                                          180,697        37,323            515   218,535 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Performance fees2                                           -       (4,466)              -   (4,466) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Management fees                                          (80)       (1,900)              -   (1,980) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Administration and other operating expenses                 -          (86)        (1,286)   (1,372) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Total operating expenses                                 (80)       (6,452)        (1,286)   (7,818) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Total income less operating expenses                  180,617        30,871          (771)   210,717 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Finance costs                                               -             -        (1,400)   (1,400) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Profit/(loss) before tax                              180,617        30,871        (2,171)   209,317 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Tax charge                                                  -         (154)              -     (154) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Total comprehensive income/(loss) attributable 
 to shareholders                                      180,617        30,717        (2,171)   209,163 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
 
 
                                                 Private                 Cash and 
                                                  Equity       Derived      other 
CONDENSED Statement of financial position    Investments   Investments   NCAs (3)       Total 
 at 30 June 2021                                 EUR'000       EUR'000    EUR'000     EUR'000 
------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ---------  ---------- 
Total assets                                     916,548       440,285     78,415   1,435,248 
------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ---------  ---------- 
Total liabilities                                      -      (48,630)    (1,811)    (50,441) 
------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ---------  ---------- 
NAV                                              916,548       391,655     76,604   1,384,807 
------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ---------  ---------- 
 
 
                                                      Private 
CONDENSED Statement of profit or loss and              Equity       Derived        Central 
 other comprehensive income                       Investments   Investments   functions(1)     Total 
 for the six months ended 30 June 2020                EUR'000       EUR'000        EUR'000   EUR'000 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Investment income                                           -         9,001           (37)     8,964 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Net gains/(losses) on financial assets at 
 FVTPL                                                 19,557      (25,816)              -   (6,259) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Net losses on financial liabilities at FVTPL          (2,188)             -              -   (2,188) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Realised foreign exchange (losses)/gains                    -         (277)            585       308 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Unrealised foreign currency losses                          -             -        (2,352)   (2,352) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Total income                                           17,369      (17,092)        (1,804)   (1,527) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Performance fees2                                        (46)             -              -      (46) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Management fees                                          (91)       (1,309)              -   (1,400) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Administration and other operating expenses                 -         (145)        (1,013)   (1,158) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Total operating expenses                                (137)       (1,454)        (1,013)   (2,604) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Total income less operating expenses                   17,232      (18,546)        (2,817)   (4,131) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Finance costs                                               -             -          (860)     (860) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Profit/(loss) before tax                               17,232      (18,546)        (3,677)   (4,991) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Tax charge                                                  -          (46)              -      (46) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
Total comprehensive income/(loss) attributable 
 to shareholders                                       17,232      (18,592)        (3,677)   (5,037) 
-----------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  -------------  -------- 
 
 
                                                 Private                 Cash and 
                                                  Equity       Derived      other 
CONDENSED Statement of financial position    Investments   Investments   NCAs (3)      Total 
 at 31 December 2020                             EUR'000       EUR'000    EUR'000    EUR'000 
------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ---------  --------- 
Total assets                                     788,307       320,754    124,569  1,233,630 
------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ---------  --------- 
Total liabilities                                      -      (32,446)          -   (32,446) 
------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ---------  --------- 
NAV                                              788,307       288,308    124,569  1,201,184 
------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ---------  --------- 
 

1. Central functions represents interest income earned on cash balances and general administration and finance costs that cannot be allocated to investment segments

   2.     Represents the movement in each respective portfolio's overall performance fee reserve 
   3.     NCAs refers to net current assets of the Company 

6 Administration and other operating expenses

 
                                                     Six months  SIX MONTHS 
                                                          ended       ended 
                                                        30 June     30 JUNE 
                                                           2021        2020 
                                                        EUR'000     EUR'000 
--------------------------------------------------   ----------  ---------- 
Directors' fees                                             184         163 
--------------------------------------------------   ----------  ---------- 
Administration and other fees                               329         313 
--------------------------------------------------   ----------  ---------- 
Corporate and investor relations services fee       9       256         185 
--------------------------------------------------   ----------  ---------- 
Deal transaction, custody and research costs                 86         146 
--------------------------------------------------   ----------  ---------- 
General expenses                                            471         305 
--------------------------------------------------   ----------  ---------- 
Auditors' remuneration 
--------------------------------------------------   ----------  ---------- 
   Statutory audit                                            -           - 
--------------------------------------------------   ----------  ---------- 
   Other assurance services - interim review                 46          46 
--------------------------------------------------   ----------  ---------- 
Total administration and other operating expenses         1,372       1,158 
--------------------------------------------------   ----------  ---------- 
 

The Company has no employees and there were no pension or staff cost liabilities incurred during the period.

7 Taxation

The Company is exempt from taxation in Guernsey under the provisions of the Income Tax (Exempt Bodies) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1989 and is charged an annual exemption fee of GBP1,200 (30 June 2020: GBP1,200).

The Company may be required, at times, to pay tax in other jurisdictions as a result of specific trades in its investment portfolio. During the period ended 30 June 2021, the Company had a net tax expense of EUR154k (30 June 2020: EUR46k), mainly related to the sale of listed equities in India and tax incurred on debt interest in the United Kingdom. No deferred income taxes were recorded as there are no timing differences.

8 Investments

(a) Financial instruments held at FVTPL

 
                                       Six months          Year 
                                            ended         ended 
                                          30 June   31 December 
                                             2021          2020 
                                          EUR'000       EUR'000 
-------------------------------------  ----------  ------------ 
Private Equity Investments                916,548       788,307 
-------------------------------------  ----------  ------------ 
Private Equity financial assets           916,548       788,307 
-------------------------------------  ----------  ------------ 
Private Equity financial liabilities            -             - 
-------------------------------------  ----------  ------------ 
Derived Investments                       439,238       319,416 
-------------------------------------  ----------  ------------ 
Debt                                      388,591       275,739 
-------------------------------------  ----------  ------------ 
Equities                                   50,647        43,677 
-------------------------------------  ----------  ------------ 
Closing fair value                      1,355,786     1,107,723 
-------------------------------------  ----------  ------------ 
 Financial assets held at FVTPL         1,355,786     1,107,723 
 Financial liabilities held at FVTPL            -             - 
-------------------------------------  ----------  ------------ 
 
 
                                                       Six months          Year  Six months 
                                                            ended         ended       ended 
                                                          30 June   31 December     30 June 
                                                             2021          2020        2020 
                                                          EUR'000       EUR'000     EUR'000 
-----------------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------- 
Opening fair value                                      1,107,723     1,108,477   1,108,477 
-----------------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------- 
Calls                                                      78,679        55,651      20,671 
-----------------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------- 
Distributions                                           (131,135)     (207,280)    (61,815) 
-----------------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------- 
Purchases                                                 161,337        87,400      15,733 
-----------------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------- 
Sales                                                    (69,788)      (90,043)    (50,591) 
-----------------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------- 
Net gains/(losses) on fair value on financial assets      208,970       153,518     (6,259) 
-----------------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------- 
Net losses on fair value on financial liabilities               -             -     (2,188) 
-----------------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------- 
Closing fair value                                      1,355,786     1,107,723   1,024,028 
-----------------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------- 
 Financial assets held at FVTPL                         1,355,786     1,107,723   1,028,957 
 Financial liabilities held at FVTPL                            -             -     (4,929) 
-----------------------------------------------------  ----------  ------------  ---------- 
 

(b) Net gains/(losses) on financial assets at FVTPL

 
                                                          Six months  Six months 
                                                               ended       ended 
                                                             30 June     30 June 
                                                                2021        2020 
                                                             EUR'000      EUR'00 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Private Equity financial assets 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Gross unrealised gains                                       176,650      48,988 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Gross unrealised losses                                     (14,716)    (29,431) 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Net unrealised gains on Private Equity financial assets      161,934      19,557 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Gross realised gains                                          18,763           - 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Net realised gains on Private Equity financial assets         18,763           - 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Net gains on Private Equity financial assets                 180,697      19,557 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Derived Investments 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Gross unrealised gains                                        35,010      15,485 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Gross unrealised losses                                        (527)    (44,063) 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Net unrealised gains/(losses) on Derived Investments          34,483    (28,578) 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Gross realised gains                                             297      11,296 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Gross realised losses                                        (6,507)     (8,534) 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Net realised (losses)/gains on Derived Investments           (6,210)       2,762 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Net gains/(losses) on Derived Investments                     28,273    (25,816) 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Net gains/(losses) on financial assets at FVTPL              208,970     (6,259) 
--------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
 

(c) Net losses on financial liabilities at FVTPL

 
                                                                Six months  Six months 
                                                                     ended       ended 
                                                                   30 June     30 June 
                                                                      2021        2020 
                                                                   EUR'000      EUR'00 
--------------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Private Equity financial liabilities 
--------------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Gross unrealised losses                                                  -     (2,188) 
--------------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Net unrealised losses on Private Equity financial liabilities            -     (2,188) 
--------------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Net losses on financial liabilities at FVTPL                             -     (2,188) 
--------------------------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------- 
 

(d) Involvement with unconsolidated structured entities

The Company's investments in Private Equity funds are considered to be unconsolidated structured entities. Their nature and purpose is to invest capital on behalf of their limited partners. The funds pursue sector-focused strategies, investing in four key sectors: Tech, Services, Healthcare and Internet/Consumer. The Company commits to a fixed amount of capital, which may be drawn (and returned) over the life of the fund. The Company pays capital calls when due and receives distributions from the funds, once an asset has been sold. Note 12 summarises current outstanding commitments and recallable distributions to the seven underlying Private Equity Investments held. The fair value of these was EUR916.6m at 30 June 2021 (30 June 2020: EUR742.5m), whereas the total value of the Private Equity funds was EUR21.9bn (30 June 2020: EUR17.1bn). During the year, the Company did not provide financial support and has no intention of providing financial or other support to these unconsolidated structured entities.

9 Related party transactions

The Investment Manager was appointed by the Board of Directors under a discretionary Investment Management Agreement ("IMA") dated 22 May 2015 and amendments dated 22 August 2016 and 2 March 2020, which sets out the basis for the calculation and payment of the management fee.

Management fees earned by the Investment Manager increased in the period to EUR2.0m (30 June 2020: EUR1.4m), of which EUR0.8m was included in accruals at 30 June 2021. Following the amendment approved by the Board on 2 March 2020, the revised management fee is calculated in arrears at a rate of 0.5% per annum on the fair value of non-fee paying private equity investments and equity investments and 1.0% per annum on the fair value of debt investments. The Investment Manager is also entitled to a performance fee. The revised performance fee is calculated based on the overall gains or losses net of management fees and Direct Deal costs (being costs directly attributable to due diligence and execution of investments) in each financial year. When the Portfolio Total Return hurdle is met a performance fee is payable. Further details are included in note 10.

The IMA has an initial term of six years and automatically continues for a further three additional years unless prior to the fifth anniversary the Investment Manager or the Company (by a special resolution) serves written notice to terminate the IMA. The Company is required to pay the Investment Manager all fees and expenses accrued and payable for the notice period through to the termination date.

The Investment Advisor has been engaged by the Investment Manager to provide advice on the investment strategy of the Company. An Investment Advisory Agreement ("IAA"), dated 22 May 2015 and an amendment dated 22 August 2016, exists between the two parties. Though not legally related to the Company, the Investment Advisor has been determined to be a related party. The Company paid no fees and had no transactions with the Investment Advisor during the period (30 June 2020: EURNil).

The Company has an Administration Agreement with Aztec Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited ("Aztec") dated 22 May 2015. Under the terms of the agreement, Aztec has delegated some of the Company's accounting and bookkeeping to Apax Partners Fund Services Limited ("APFS"), a related party of the Investment Advisor, under a sub-administration agreement dated 22 May 2015. A fee of EUR0.2m (30 June 2020: EUR0.3m) was paid by the Company in respect of administration fees and expenses, of which EUR0.1m (30 June 2020: EUR0.2m) was paid to APFS. Additionally, following the approval of the amended fee structure on 2 March 2020, with an effective date from 1 January 2020, the Company entered into a new service agreement with Apax Partners LLP and its affiliate, APFS, with a fee calculated as 0.04% of the Invested Portfolio per annum for corporate and investor services. During the period a fee of EUR0.3m (30 June 2020: EUR0.2m) was paid by the Company to APFS.

The table below summarises shares held by Directors:

 
                           % of total               % of total 
                  30 June      shares  31 December      shares 
                     2021    in issue         2020    in issue 
----------------  -------  ----------  -----------  ---------- 
Tim Breedon        70,000      0.014%       70,000      0.014% 
----------------  -------  ----------  -----------  ---------- 
Susie Farnon       43,600      0.009%       43,600      0.009% 
----------------  -------  ----------  -----------  ---------- 
Chris Ambler       27,191      0.006%       27,191      0.006% 
----------------  -------  ----------  -----------  ---------- 
Mike Bane          18,749      0.004%       18,749      0.004% 
----------------  -------  ----------  -----------  ---------- 
Stephanie Coxon    10,000      0.002%       10,000      0.002% 
----------------  -------  ----------  -----------  ---------- 
 

10 Performance fee

 
                                                     30 June  31 December   30 June 
                                                        2021         2020      2020 
                                                     EUR'000      EUR'000   EUR'000 
--------------------------------------------------  --------  -----------  -------- 
Opening performance fee reserve                            -        6,893     6,893 
--------------------------------------------------  --------  -----------  -------- 
Performance fee charged to statement of profit or 
 loss and other comprehensive income                   4,466           46        46 
--------------------------------------------------  --------  -----------  -------- 
Performance fee paid                                       -      (6,939)   (6,939) 
--------------------------------------------------  --------  -----------  -------- 
Closing performance fee reserve                        4,466            -         - 
--------------------------------------------------  --------  -----------  -------- 
 

The performance fee is payable on an annual basis once the respective hurdle thresholds are met by eligible portfolios. Performance fees are only payable to the extent they do not dilute the returns below the required benchmark for each respective portfolio as detailed in the table below. Additionally net losses are carried forward and netted against future gains.

 
 
                          net portfolio 
                                  total 
                                 return  Performance 
Summary                         hurdle1     fee rate 
------------------------  -------------  ----------- 
Derived Debt                         6%          15% 
------------------------  -------------  ----------- 
Derived Equity                       8%          20% 
------------------------  -------------  ----------- 
Eligible Private Equity              8%          20% 
------------------------  -------------  ----------- 
 

1. Net Portfolio Total Return means the sub-portfolio performance in a given period, is calculated by taking total gains or losses and dividing them by the sum of gross asset value at the beginning of the period and the time-weighted net invested capital. The time-weighted net invested capital is the sum of investments made during the period less realised proceeds received during the period, both weighted by the number of days the capital was at work in the portfolio. Net Portfolio Total Return is gross of performance fees but net of management fees and relevant Direct Deal costs

The performance fee is payable to the Investment Manager by way of ordinary shares of the Company. The mechanics of the payment of the performance fee are explained in the prospectus. In accordance with IFRS 2 "Share-based Payment", performance fee expenses are charged through the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income and allocated to a share-based payment performance fee reserve in equity.

In the six months ended 30 June 2021, no performance fee was paid as the closing reserve was nil at 31 December 2020 (30 June 2020: EUR6.9m).

At 30 June 2021, management's best estimate of the expected performance fee was calculated on the eligible portfolio on a liquidation basis.

11 revolving Credit facility and finance costs

On 19 January 2021, AGA amended the terms of its Revolving Credit Facility ("RCF") agreement with Credit Suisse AG, London Branch. The revised agreement converts the previous facility, which was due to expire on 5 November 2021, to an evergreen structure whereby either party is required to give 2 years notice to terminate the agreement. The amended revolving credit facility remains at EUR140.0m with the margin increasing from 210 bps to 230 bps (over Euribor or Libor depending on the currency drawn) and the non-utilisation fee decreasing to c.100 bps per annum on an initial blended basis from 120 bps per annum. Additionally, there was a one-off commitment fee of EUR0.7m incurred related to this refinancing.

Summary of finance costs are detailed below:

 
                      Six months  Six months 
                           ended       ended 
                         30 June     30 June 
                            2021        2020 
                         EUR'000     EUR'000 
--------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Interest paid                  -           6 
--------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Non-utilisation fee          699         854 
--------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Commitment fee               701           - 
--------------------  ----------  ---------- 
Total finance costs        1,400         860 
--------------------  ----------  ---------- 
 

Under the Loan Agreement, the Company is required to provide Private Equity Investments as collateral for each utilisation. The loan-to-value must not exceed 35% of the eligible Private Equity NAV. As at 30 June 2021 the facility was unutilised.

12 Financial risk management

The Company holds a variety of financial instruments under IFRS 7 in accordance with its Investment Management strategy. The investment portfolio comprises Private Equity Investments and Derived Investments as shown in the table below:

 
                                          30 June  31 December 
                                             2021         2020 
----------------------------------------  -------  ----------- 
Private Equity Investments                    68%          71% 
----------------------------------------  -------  ----------- 
   Private Equity financial assets            68%          71% 
   Private Equity financial liabilities        0%           0% 
----------------------------------------  -------  ----------- 
Derived Investments                           32%          29% 
----------------------------------------  -------  ----------- 
   Debt                                       29%          25% 
   Equities                                    3%           4% 
----------------------------------------  -------  ----------- 
Total                                        100%         100% 
----------------------------------------  -------  ----------- 
 

The Company's activities expose it to a variety of financial risks: liquidity risk, credit risk and market risk. There have been no material changes in the Company's exposure to liquidity risk or credit risk, whilst market risk changes were limited to changes in price risk component in the period since 31 December 2020.

Market risk

The Company summarises market risk into four main components; price risk, currency risk, interest rate risk and concentration risk. Currency movements were in favour of the Company during the period and though interest rates remained low, this had a limited impact on the Company, as the majority of the debt portfolio is held in floating rate notes with interest rate floors. The Invested Portfolio's concentration was in line with year end and remains diversified across four main sectors (Tech, Services, Healthcare and Internet/Consumer).

The Company is exposed to price risk on both its Private Equity Investments and Derived Investments and this exposure to price risk is actively monitored by the Investment Manager. The table below reflects the blended sensitivity of this price risk and the impact on NAV.

 
                                               Bull case   Bear case 
                                   Base case      (+20%)      (-20%) 
30 June 2021                         EUR'000     EUR'000     EUR'000 
--------------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
Financial assets                   1,355,786   1,626,943   1,084,629 
--------------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
Change in NAV and profit                         271,157   (271,157) 
--------------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
Change in NAV (%)                                    20%        -20% 
--------------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
Change in total income                              124%       -124% 
--------------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
Change in profit for the period                     130%       -130% 
--------------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 
 
                                             Bull case  Bear case 
                                  Base case     (+20%)     (-20%) 
31 december 2020                    EUR'000    EUR'000    EUR'000 
--------------------------------  ---------  ---------  --------- 
Financial assets                  1,107,723  1,329,268    886,178 
--------------------------------  ---------  ---------  --------- 
Change in NAV and profit                       221,545  (221,545) 
--------------------------------  ---------  ---------  --------- 
Change in NAV (%)                                  18%       -18% 
--------------------------------  ---------  ---------  --------- 
Change in total income                            131%      -131% 
--------------------------------  ---------  ---------  --------- 
Change in profit for the period                   137%      -137% 
--------------------------------  ---------  ---------  --------- 
 

Liquidity risk

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due. Such obligations are met through a combination of liquidity from the sale of investments, revolving credit facility as well as cash resources. In accordance with the Company's policy, the Investment Manager monitors the Company's liquidity position on a regular basis; the Board of Directors also reviews it, at a minimum, on a quarterly basis.

The Company invests in two portfolios, Private Equity Investments and Derived Investments. Each portfolio has a different liquidity profile.

Derived Investments in the form of listed securities are considered to be liquid investments that the Company may realise on short notice. These are determined to be readily realisable, as the majority are listed on major global stock exchanges. Derived Investments in the form of debt and unlisted equity have a mixed liquidity profile as some positions may not be readily realisable due to an inactive market or due to other factors such as restricted trading windows during the year. Debt investments held in actively traded bonds are considered to be readily realisable.

The Company's Private Equity Investments are not readily realisable although, in some circumstances, they could be sold in the secondary market, potentially at a discounted price. The timing and quantum of Private Equity distributions is difficult to predict, however, the Company has some visibility on capital calls as the majority of the underlying funds operate capital call facilities. These are typically drawn by the underlying funds for periods of c.12 months to fund investments and fund operating expenses, and provide the Company with reasonable visibility of calls for this period.

The table below summarises the maturity profile of the Company's financial liabilities at 30 June 2021 based on contractual undiscounted repayment obligations. The contractual maturities of most financial liabilities are less than three months, with the exception of the revolving credit facility and commitments to Private Equity Investments, where their expected cash flow dates are summarised in the tables below.

The Company does not manage liquidity risk on the basis of contractual maturity, instead the Company manages liquidity risk based on expected cash flows.

30 June 2021

 
                                                         Up to 
                                                      3 months  3-12 months  1-5 years     Total 
                                                       EUR'000      EUR'000    EUR'000   EUR'000 
---------------------------------------------------  ---------  -----------  ---------  -------- 
Investment payables                                     48,630            -          -    48,630 
Accrued expenses                                         1,811            -          -     1,811 
Private Equity Investments outstanding commitments 
 and recallable distributions                           33,861      125,159    260,175   419,195 
Derived Investments commitments(1)                           -       12,289          -    12,289 
---------------------------------------------------  ---------  -----------  ---------  -------- 
Total                                                   84,302      137,448    260,175   481,925 
---------------------------------------------------  ---------  -----------  ---------  -------- 
 

1. Represents the undrawn amount outstanding on a number of delayed draw debt commitments and a revolving credit facility position

31 December 2020

 
                                                         Up to 
                                                      3 months  3-12 months  1-5 years     Total 
                                                       EUR'000      EUR'000    EUR'000   EUR'000 
---------------------------------------------------  ---------  -----------  ---------  -------- 
Investment payables                                     30,965            -          -    30,965 
                                                     ---------  -----------  ---------  -------- 
Accrued expenses                                         1,481            -          -     1,481 
Private Equity Investments outstanding commitments 
 and recallable distributions                           53,543       60,590    344,698   458,831 
---------------------------------------------------  ---------  -----------  ---------  -------- 
Total                                                   85,989       60,590    344,698   491,277 
---------------------------------------------------  ---------  -----------  ---------  -------- 
 

The Company's outstanding commitments and recallable distributions to Private Equity Investments are summarised below:

 
                     30 June  31 December 
                        2021         2020 
                     EUR'000      EUR'000 
------------------  --------  ----------- 
Apax Europe VI           225          225 
------------------  --------  ----------- 
Apax Europe VII        1,030        1,030 
------------------  --------  ----------- 
Apax VIII             19,800       20,440 
------------------  --------  ----------- 
Apax IX               32,283       25,870 
------------------  --------  ----------- 
Apax X               331,222      379,355 
------------------  --------  ----------- 
AMI Opportunities     11,844       11,457 
------------------  --------  ----------- 
Apax Digital Fund     22,791       20,454 
------------------  --------  ----------- 
Total                419,195      458,831 
------------------  --------  ----------- 
 

At 30 June 2021, the Company had undrawn Private Equity commitments and recallable distributions of EUR419.2m (31 December 2020: EUR458.8m), of which EUR159.0m (31 December 2020: EUR114.1m) is expected to be drawn within 12 months. The increase in expected calls due within 12 months is mainly due to Apax X, which closed 7 investments in the six months to 30 June 2021. Additionally, the Company expects draw downs of EUR12.3m from Derived Investments in the next 12 months for delayed draw and revolving credit facility debt positions held.

The Company has access to a short-term revolving credit facility upon which it can draw up to EUR140.0m. The Company may utilise this facility in the short term to bridge Private Equity calls and ensure that it can realise the Derived Investments at the best price available. At 30 June 2021, the facility remained undrawn (31 December 2020: EURNil).

At period end, the Company's investments are recorded at fair value. The remaining assets and liabilities are of a short-term nature and their fair values approximate their carrying values.

13 Fair value estimation

(a) Financial instruments measured at fair value

IFRS 13 "Fair Value Measurement" ("IFRS 13") requires the Company to classify fair value measurements using a fair value hierarchy that reflects the significance of the inputs used to make those measurements. The fair value hierarchy has the following levels:

   --   Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (level 1). 

-- Valuation techniques based on observable inputs (other than quoted prices included within level 1), that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly (that is, as prices) or indirectly (that is, derived from prices). This category includes instruments valued using: quoted market prices in active markets for similar but not identical instruments; quoted prices for identical instruments in markets that are not considered to be active; and, other valuation techniques where all the significant inputs are directly or indirectly observable from market data (level 2).

-- Valuation techniques for the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data (that is, unobservable inputs) (level 3).

The level in the fair value hierarchy within which the fair value measurement is categorised in its entirety is determined on the basis of the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. If a fair value measurement uses observable inputs that require significant adjustment based on unobservable inputs, that measurement is a level 3 measurement. Assessing the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgement, considering factors specific to the asset or liability.

The determination of what constitutes "observable" requires significant judgement by the Company. The Company considers observable data to be market data that is readily available, regularly distributed or updated, reliable and verifiable, not proprietary, and provided by independent sources that are actively involved in the relevant market. The Company also determines if there is a transfer between each respective level at the end of each reporting period based on the valuation information available.

The following table analyses within the fair value hierarchy the Company's financial assets and liabilities (by class) measured at fair value at 30 June 2021:

 
                                     Level     Level     Level 
                                         1         2         3       Total 
Assets                             EUR'000   EUR'000   EUR'000     EUR'000 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  ---------- 
Private Equity financial assets          -         -   916,548     916,548 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  ---------- 
Derived Investments                 41,207   388,591     9,440     439,238 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  ---------- 
 Debt                                    -   388,591         -     388,591 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  ---------- 
 Equities                           41,207         -     9,440      50,647 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  ---------- 
Total                               41,207   388,591   925,988   1,355,786 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  ---------- 
 

The following table analyses within the fair value hierarchy the Company's financial assets and liabilities (by class) measured at fair value at 31 December 2020:

 
                                     Level     Level     Level 
                                         1         2         3      Total 
Assets                             EUR'000   EUR'000   EUR'000    EUR'000 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  --------- 
Private Equity financial assets          -         -   788,307    788,307 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  --------- 
Derived Investments                 39,480   275,739     4,197    319,416 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  --------- 
 Debt                                    -   275,739         -    275,739 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  --------- 
 Equities                           39,480         -     4,197     43,677 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  --------- 
Total                               39,480   275,739   792,504  1,107,723 
--------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  --------- 
 

IFRS13 requires the Company to describe movements in and transfers between levels of the fair value hierarchy. The Company determines if there is a transfer between each respective level at the end of each reporting period based on the valuation information available.

There were no transfers to or from level 1, level 2 or level 3 during the period.

Movements in level 3 investments are summarised in the table below:

 
                                           Six months ended                          Year ended 
                                             30 June 2021                          31 December 2020 
------------------------------  --------------------------------------  ------------------------------------- 
                                     Private                                 Private 
                                      Equity       Derived                    Equity       Derived 
                                 Investments   Investments       Total   Investments   Investments      Total 
                                     EUR'000       EUR'000     EUR'000       EUR'000       EUR'000    EUR'000 
------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
Opening fair value                   788,307         4,197     792,504       766,278         2,554    768,832 
------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
Additions                             78,679             -      78,679        55,651             -     55,651 
------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
Disposals and repayments           (131,135)             -   (131,135)     (207,280)             -  (207,280) 
------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
Realised gains on financial 
 assets                               18,763             -      18,763       100,142             _    100,142 
------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
Unrealised gains on financial 
 assets                              161,934         5,243     167,177        73,516         1,643     75,159 
------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
Transfers into level 3                     -             -           -             -             -          - 
------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
Closing fair value                   916,548         9,440     925,988       788,307         4,197    792,504 
------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 

The unrealised gains attributable to only assets and liabilities held at 30 June 2021 were EUR167.2m (31 December 2020: EUR75.2m).

The table below sets out information about significant unobservable inputs used in measuring financial instruments categorised as level 3 in the fair value hierarchy:

 
                                                                                                  30 June  31 December 
                                               Significant     Sensitivity to changes                2021         2020 
                                                unobservable    in significant unobservable     Valuation    Valuation 
Description      Valuation technique            inputs          inputs                            EUR'000      EUR'000 
---------------  ----------------------------  --------------  ------------------------------  ----------  ----------- 
                                                               The Company does not 
                                                                apply further discount 
                                                                or liquidity premiums 
                                                                to the valuations as 
                                                                these are already captured 
                                                                in the underlying valuation. 
                                                                This NAV is subject 
                                                                to changes in the valuations 
                                                                of the underlying portfolio 
                                                                companies. These can 
                                                                be exposed to a number 
                                                                of risks, including 
                                                                liquidity risk, price 
                                                                risk, credit risk, currency 
                                                                risk and interest rate 
                                                                risk. 
                                                                A movement of 10% in 
                                                                the value of Private 
                                                                Equity Investments would 
Private Equity                                                  move the NAV at the 
 financial       NAV adjusted for carried                       period end by 7.0% (31 
 assets           interest                     NAV              December 2020: 6.6%).             916,548      788,307 
---------------  ----------------------------  --------------  ------------------------------  ----------  ----------- 
                                                               The Company held 3 equity 
                                                                positions (31 December 
                                                                2020: 3) of which 2 
                                                                positions (31 December 
                                                                2020: 3) were valued 
                                                                using comparable company 
                                                                multiples. The average 
                                                                multiple was 8.8x (31 
                                                                December 2020: 9.0x). 
                                                                A movement of 10% in 
                 Comparable company                             the multiple applied 
                  earnings                     Comparable       would move the NAV at 
                  multiples and/or precedent    company         period end by 0.1% (31 
Equities          transaction analysis          multiples       December 2020: 0.1%).               9,440        4,197 
---------------  ----------------------------  --------------  ------------------------------  ----------  ----------- 
 

14 Shareholders' capital

At 30 June 2021, the Company had 491,100,768 ordinary shares fully paid with no par value in issue (31 December 2020: 491,100,768 shares). All ordinary shares rank pari passu with each other, including voting rights and there has been no change since 31 December 2020.

The Company has one share class; however, a number of investors are subject to lock-up periods between five and ten years, which restricts them from disposing of ordinary shares issued at admission. For investors with five-year lock-up periods, 20% of ordinary shares are released from lock-up each year from the first anniversary of admission, 15 June 2016. As at 30 June 2021, all of these shares have been released following the fifth anniversary on the 15 June 2020. For investors with ten-year lock-up periods, 20% of ordinary shares were released from lock-up this year on 15 June 2021 with a further 20% being released annually until 15 June 2025.

15 Earnings and NAV per share

 
                                                                      six months     SIX MONTHS 
                                                                           endedED 
Earnings                                                            30 June 2021   30 JUNE 2020 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
Profit or loss for the year attributable to equity shareholders: 
 EUR'000                                                                 209,163        (5,037) 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
Weighted average number of shares in issue 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
Ordinary shares at end of year                                       491,100,768    491,100,768 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
Shares issued in respect of performance fee                                    -              - 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
Total weighted ordinary shares                                       491,100,768    491,100,768 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
Dilutive adjustments                                                           -              - 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
Total diluted weighted ordinary shares                               491,100,768    491,100,768 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
Effect of performance fee adjustment on ordinary shares 
----------------------------------------------------------------- 
Performance shares to be awarded based on a liquidation                1,943,385              - 
 basis1 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
Adjusted shares 2                                                    493,044,153    491,100,768 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
Earnings per share (cents) 
----------------------------------------------------------------- 
Basic                                                                      42.59         (1.03) 
----------------------------------------------------------------- 
Diluted                                                                    42.59         (1.03) 
----------------------------------------------------------------- 
Adjusted                                                                   42.42         (1.03) 
-----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 
                                       31 December 
                         30 June 2021         2020 
-----------------------  ------------  ----------- 
NAV EUR'000 
-----------------------  ------------  ----------- 
NAV at end of period        1,384,807    1,201,184 
-----------------------  ------------  ----------- 
NAV per share (EUR) 
-----------------------  ------------  ----------- 
NAV per share                    2.82         2.45 
-----------------------  ------------  ----------- 
Adjusted NAV per share           2.81         2.45 
-----------------------  ------------  ----------- 
 

1. The number of performance shares is calculated inclusive of deemed realised performance shares that would be issued utilising the theoretical performance fee payable calculated on a liquidation basis

2. The calculation of Adjusted Shares above assumes that new shares were issued by the Company to the Investment Manager in lieu of the performance fee. As per the prospectus, the Company may also purchase shares from the market if the Company is trading at a discount to its NAV per share. In such a case, the Adjusted NAV per share would be calculated by taking the NAV at the period adjusted for the performance fee reserve and then divided by the current number of ordinary shares in issue. At 30 June 2021, the Adjusted NAV per share for both methodologies resulted in an Adjusted NAV per share of EUR2.81 (31 December 2020: EUR2.45) respectively

At 30 June 2021, there were no items that would cause a dilutive effect on earnings per share. The adjusted earnings per share has been calculated based on the profit attributable to shareholders adjusted for the total accrued performance fee at year end over the weighted average number of ordinary shares. This has been calculated on a full liquidation basis inclusive of performance fee attributable to realised investments. Performance shares to be issued are calculated based on the trading price of shares and foreign exchange rate at close of business on 30 June 2021.

16 Dividends

 
Dividends paid to shareholders                                   SIX MONTHSED    SIX MONTHS ended 
                                                                   30 JUNE 2021        30 JUNE 2020 
--------------------------------------------------------------  ------------------  ------------------ 
                                                                 EUR'000   GBP'000   EUR'000   GBP'000 
--------------------------------------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  -------- 
Final dividend paid - 5.28 pence per share (31 December 2020: 
 6.11 cents per share)                                            30,006    25,930    26,353    22,983 
--------------------------------------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  -------- 
Total                                                             30,006    25,930    26,353    22,983 
--------------------------------------------------------------  --------  --------  --------  -------- 
 
 
Dividends proposed            Six months ended     Year ended 
                                30 June 2021       31 December 
                                                      2020 
---------------------------  ------------------  -------------- 
                                  EUR       GBP     EUR     GBP 
---------------------------  --------  --------  ------  ------ 
Interim dividend per share      7.05c     5.97p   6.11c   5.28p 
---------------------------  --------  --------  ------  ------ 
 

On 2 March 2021, the Board approved the final dividend for 2020, 5.28 pence per share (6.11 cents euro equivalent). This represents 2.5% of the Company's euro NAV at 31 December 2020 and was paid on 2 April 2021.

On 18 August 2021, the Board approved an interim dividend for the six months ended 30 June 2021, 5.97 pence per share (7.05 cents euro equivalent). This represents 2.5% of the Company's euro NAV at 30 June 2021 and will be paid on 17 September 2021. The Board considered the Company's future liquidity position and ability to pay dividends and deemed it appropriate to maintain payment of the interim dividend.

17 SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On 18 August 2021, the Board approved an interim dividend for the six months ended 30 June 2021, 5.97 pence per share (7.05 cents euro equivalent). This represents 2.5% of the Company's euro NAV at 30 June 2021 and will be paid on 17 September 2021.

Administration

Directors (all Non-Executive)

Tim Breedon CBE (Chairman)

Susie Farnon (Chair of the Audit Committee)

Chris Ambler

Mike Bane

Stephanie Coxon

Registered Office of the Company

PO Box 656

East Wing

Trafalgar Court

Les Banques

St Peter Port

Guernsey GY1 3PP

Channel Islands

Investment Manager

Apax Guernsey Managers Limited

Third Floor, Royal Bank Place

1 Glategny Esplanade

St Peter Port

Guernsey GY1 2HJ

Channel Islands

Investment AdvisOr

Apax Partners LLP

33 Jermyn Street

London SW1Y 6DN

United Kingdom

www.apax.com

Administrator, Company Secretary and Depositary

Aztec Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited

PO Box 656

East Wing

Trafalgar Court

Les Banques

St Peter Port

Guernsey GY1 3PP

Channel Islands

Tel: +44 (0)1481 749 700

AGA-admin@aztecgroup.co.uk

www.aztecgroup.co.uk

Corporate Broker

Jefferies International Limited

100 Bishopsgate

London EC2N 4JL

United Kingdom

Registrar

Link Asset Services

Mont Crevelt House

Bulwer Avenue

St Sampson

Guernsey GY2 4LH

Channel Islands

Tel: +44 (0) 871 664 0300

enquiries@linkgroup.co.uk

www.linkassetservices.com

Independent Auditor

KPMG Channel Islands Limited

Glategny Court

St Peter Port

Guernsey GY1 1WR

Channel Islands

Association of Investment Companies - AIC

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Dividend timetable

   Announcement:     19 August 2021 

Ex-dividend date: 26 August 2021

   Record date:          27 August 2021 
   Payment date:        17 September 2021 

EARNINGS RELEASES

Q3 2021 earnings release is expected to be issued on or around

4 November 2021.

Stock symbol

London Stock Exchange: APAX

Enquiries

Any enquiries relating to shareholdings on the share register (for example, transfers of shares, changes of name or address, lost share certificates or dividend cheques) should be sent to the Registrars at the address given above. The Registrars offer an online facility at www.signalshares.com which enables shareholders to manage their shareholding electronically.

Investor Relations

Enquiries relating to AGA's strategy and results or if you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact:

Katarina Sallerfors

Investor Relations - AGA

Apax Partners LLP

33 Jermyn Street

London SW1Y 6DN

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7872 6300

investor.relations@apaxglobalalpha.com

Investment policy

The Company's investment policy is to make (i) Private Equity Investments, which are primary and secondary commitments to, and investments in, existing and future Apax Funds and (ii) Derived Investments, which Apax will typically identify as a result of the process that Apax Partners undertakes in its private equity activities and which will comprise direct or indirect investments other than Private Equity Investments, including primarily investments in public and private debt, as well as limited investments in equity, primarily in listed companies. For the foreseeable future, the Board believes that market conditions and the relative attractiveness of investment opportunities in Private Equity will cause the Company to hold the majority of its investments in Private Equity assets. The investment mix will fluctuate over time due to market conditions and other factors, including calls for and distributions from Private Equity Investments, the timing of making and exiting Derived Investments and the Company's ability to invest in future Apax Funds. The actual allocation may therefore fluctuate according to market conditions, investment opportunities and their relative attractiveness, the cash flow requirements of the Company, its dividend policy and other factors.

Private Equity Investments

The Company expects that it will seek to invest in any new Apax Funds that are raised in the future. Private Equity Investments may be made into Apax Funds with any target sectors and geographic focus and may be made directly or indirectly. The Company will not invest in third-party managed funds.

Derived Investments

The Company will typically follow the Apax Group's core sector and geographical focus in making Derived Investments, which may be made globally. Derived Investments may include among others: (i) direct and indirect investments in equity and debt instruments, including equity in private and public companies, as well as in private and public debt which may include sub-investment grade and unrated debt instruments; (ii) co-investments with Apax Funds or third-parties; (iii) investments in the same or different types of equity or debt instruments in portfolio companies as the Apax Funds and may potentially include; (iv) acquisitions of Derived Investments from Apax Funds or third-parties; (v) investments in restructurings; and (vi) controlling stakes in companies.

Investment restrictions

The following specific investment restrictions apply to the Company's investment policy:

-- no investment or commitment to invest shall be made in any Apax Fund which would cause the total amounts invested by the Company in, together with all amounts committed by the Company to, such Apax Fund to exceed, at the time of investment or commitment, 25% of the Gross Asset Value; this restriction does not apply to any investments in or commitments to invest made to any Apax Fund that has investment restrictions restricting it from investing or committing to invest more than 25% of its total commitments in any one underlying portfolio company;

-- not more than 15% of the Gross Asset Value may be invested in any one portfolio company of an Apax Fund on a look-through basis;

   --   not more than 15% of the Gross Asset Value may be invested in any one Derived Investment; and 

-- in aggregate, not more than 20% of the Gross Asset Value is intended to be invested in Derived Investments in equity securities of publicly listed companies. However, such aggregate exposure will always be subject to an absolute maximum of 25% of the Gross Asset Value.

The aforementioned restrictions apply as at the date of the relevant transaction or commitment to invest. Hence, the Company would not be required to effect changes in its investments owing to appreciations or depreciations in value, distributions or calls from existing commitments to Apax Funds, redemptions or the receipt of, or subscription for, any rights, bonuses or benefits in the nature of capital or of any acquisition or merger or scheme of arrangement for amalgamation, reconstruction, conversion or exchange or any redemption, but regard shall be had to these restrictions when considering changes or additions to the Company's investments (other than where these investments are due to commitments made by the Company earlier).

The Company may borrow in aggregate up to 25% of Gross Asset Value at the time of borrowing to be used for financing or refinancing (directly or indirectly) its general corporate purposes (including without limitation, any general liquidity requirements as permitted under its Articles of Incorporation), which may include financing short-term investments and/or buybacks of ordinary shares. The Company does not intend to introduce long-term structural gearing.

Quarterly returns since 1Q18

 
        Total Return1 (euro)                          Return attribution 
----  -------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------- 
      Private  Derived  Derived  Private  Derived  Derived  Performance                  Total 
       Equity     Debt   Equity   Equity     Debt   Equity          fee  Other2     NAV Return 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
1Q18     0.0%   (1.7%)   (0.2%)   (0.3%)     0.0%   (0.1%)         0.2%  (0.4%)         (0.7%) 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
2Q18    11.0%     2.5%   (1.8%)     6.9%     0.7%   (0.2%)       (0.3%)  (0.1%)           6.9% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
3Q18     5.4%     1.5%  (10.4%)     3.5%     0.2%   (1.8%)         0.1%  (0.2%)           1.8% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
4Q18   (0.0%)     2.3%   (3.9%)   (0.0%)     0.2%   (0.7%)       (0.2%)    0.1%         (0.7%) 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
1Q19    12.3%     4.8%     1.2%     7.9%     0.9%     0.1%         0.0%  (0.2%)           8.7% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
2Q19     7.1%     0.9%   (0.4%)     4.8%     0.2%     0.0%       (0.3%)  (0.2%)           4.4% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
3Q19     6.9%     6.0%   (3.5%)     4.3%     1.4%   (0.4%)       (0.2%)  (0.2%)           4.9% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
4Q19     3.0%     1.8%    14.9%     2.5%     0.1%     1.3%       (0.5%)    0.0%           3.4% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
1Q20  (11.6%)   (7.7%)  (25.1%)   (8.0%)   (1.8%)   (1.8%)         0.0%  (0.3%)        (11.9%) 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
2Q20    16.0%     7.0%    14.8%    11.1%     1.6%     0.7%         0.0%  (0.2%)          13.3% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
3Q20    12.4%     2.1%   (2.4%)     8.4%     0.4%   (0.1%)         0.0%  (0.3%)           8.5% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
4Q20     8.7%   (0.1%)    36.1%     6.0%     0.0%     1.0%         0.0%  (0.1%)           6.9% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
1Q21    13.7%     6.4%    18.3%     8.5%     1.6%     0.7%       (0.2%)  (0.2%)          10.4% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
2Q21     9.6%     1.4%     8.2%     6.1%     0.4%     0.3%       (0.6%)    0.2%           6.5% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
 
2018    17.4%     4.5%  (17.6%)    10.1%     1.2%   (3.0%)         0.2%  (1.4%)           7.1% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
2019    33.9%    11.8%     9.1%    20.2%     2.7%     1.1%       (1.0%)  (0.3%)          22.7% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
2020    25.4%     0.2%   (3.8%)    15.9%     0.0%   (0.2%)         0.0%  (0.9%)          14.8% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
1H21    24.5%     7.3%    28.6%    15.0%     2.1%     1.1%       (0.4%)    0.0%          17.4% 
----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------    ----------- 
 
 
        Total Return1 (Constant                            Return attribution 
               currency) 
----  ---------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
       Private   Derived  Derived  Private  Derived  Derived  Performance  Other2     FX3        Total 
        Equity      Debt   Equity   Equity     Debt   Equity          fee                   NAV Return 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
1Q18      1.3%      0.6%     2.4%     0.4%     0.4%     0.2%         0.3%  (0.3%)  (1.7%)       (0.7%) 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
2Q18      8.9%    (2.6%)   (3.9%)     5.8%   (0.2%)   (0.6%)       (0.3%)  (0.5%)    2.7%         6.9% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
3Q18      5.5%      1.0%   (9.5%)     3.5%     0.1%   (1.7%)         0.2%  (0.2%)  (0.1%)         1.8% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
4Q18    (0.3%)      1.3%   (4.9%)   (0.2%)     0.1%   (0.8%)       (0.3%)    0.0%    0.5%       (0.7%) 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
1Q19     10.0%      2.5%   (1.5%)     6.4%     0.5%   (0.2%)         0.0%  (0.2%)    2.2%         8.7% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
2Q19      8.0%      2.3%     0.8%     5.3%     0.5%     0.1%       (0.3%)  (0.2%)  (1.0%)         4.4% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
3Q19      4.8%      2.5%   (5.1%)     3.1%     0.6%   (0.6%)       (0.2%)  (0.3%)    2.3%         4.9% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
4Q19      4.1%      3.7%    15.2%     3.2%     0.6%     1.3%       (0.5%)    0.0%  (1.2%)         3.4% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
1Q20   (11.6%)    (8.6%)  (23.5%)   (7.9%)   (2.0%)   (1.7%)         0.0%  (0.2%)  (0.1%)      (11.9%) 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
2Q20     16.3%      8.4%    16.2%    11.4%     2.0%     0.8%         0.0%  (0.2%)  (0.6%)        13.3% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
3Q20     15.9%      5.7%   (1.0%)    10.7%     1.2%     0.0%         0.0%  (0.2%)  (3.2%)         8.5% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
4Q20     11.0%      3.0%    37.2%     7.6%     0.7%     1.1%         0.0%  (0.1%)  (2.4%)         6.9% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
1Q21      9.6%      2.5%    14.1%     6.0%     0.7%     0.6%       (0.2%)  (0.2%)  (0.2%)        10.4% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
2Q21     10.3%      1.9%     9.2%     6.6%     0.5%     0.4%       (0.7%)  (0.6%)    0.2%         6.5% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
 
2018     15.9%      0.3%  (17.4%)     9.2%     0.4%   (2.9%)         0.2%  (1.5%)    1.7%         7.1% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
2019     31.7%      9.6%     5.5%    19.3%     2.2%     0.7%       (0.7%)  (1.0%)  (2.2%)        22.7% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
2020     32.6%      7.4%     2.5%    20.6%     1.7%     0.1%         0.0%  (0.8%)  (6.8%)        14.8% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
1H21     21.9%      4.5%    25.1%    13.4%     1.3%     1.0%         2.5%  (0.4%)    2.5%        17.4% 
----  --------  --------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  ------  ------  ----------- 
 

NOTE: All quarterly information included in the tables above is unaudited

1. Total Return for each respective sub-portfolio has been calculated by taking total gains or losses and dividing them by the sum of Adjusted NAV at the beginning of the period and the

time-weighted net invested capital. The time-weighted net invested capital is the sum of investments made during the period less realised proceeds received during the period, both

weighted by the number of days the capital was at work in the portfolio

2. Includes management fees and other general costs. It also includes FX on the euro returns table only

3. Includes the impact of FX movements on investments and FX on cash held during each respective period

Portfolio allocation since 1Q18

 
             Portfolio Allocation1                  Portfolio NAV (EURo)              NAV (EURO) 
----  ------------------------------------  ------------------------------------  ------------------ 
      Private  Derived  Derived   Net cash  Private  Derived  Derived   Net cash    Total      Total 
       Equity     Debt   Equity   and NCAs   Equity     Debt   Equity   and NCAs      NAV   Adjusted 
                                                                                                 NAV 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
1Q18      65%      15%      17%         3%    572.5    136.2    152.6       22.1    883.3      883.3 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
2Q18      67%      19%      17%       (4%)    638.8    184.3    160.6     (35.8)    947.8      943.9 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
3Q18      68%      17%      17%       (2%)    638.9    158.1    159.0     (16.3)    939.7      937.3 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
4Q18      64%      19%      15%         2%    591.5    178.3    142.3       18.7    930.8      930.8 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
1Q19      68%      18%      11%         3%    669.5    178.9      112       28.1    988.5      988.2 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
2Q19      56%      22%      12%         9%    582.9    232.1    123.3       96.2  1,034.5    1,031.9 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
3Q19      61%      24%      11%         4%    648.1    257.4    116.0       38.9  1,060.4    1,055.8 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
4Q19      70%      23%       8%       (1%)    766.3    252.5     89.7      (9.5)  1,099.0    1,092.1 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
1Q20      69%      23%       5%         3%    643.0    221.4     44.3       27.4    936.1      936.1 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
2Q20      70%      22%       5%         3%    742.5    230.8     50.7       36.7  1,060.7    1,060.7 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
3Q20      70%      22%       3%         5%    784.1    243.4     32.3       64.3  1,124.1    1,124.1 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
4Q20      66%      23%       3%         8%    788.3    275.7     43.7       93.5  1,201.2    1,201.2 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
1Q21      64%      25%       4%         7%    830.7    322.8     46.1       99.9  1,299.5    1,296.6 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
2Q21      66%      28%       4%         2%    916.6    388.6     50.6       29.0  1,384.8    1,380.3 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
 
2018      66%      18%      16%         0%    610.4    164.2    153.6      (2.8)    925.4      923.8 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
2019      64%      22%      11%         4%    666.7    230.3    110.2       38.4  1,045.6    1,042.0 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
2020      69%      23%       4%         5%    739.5    242.8     42.8       55.5  1,080.6    1,080.6 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
1H21      65%      26%       4%         4%    873.6    355.7     48.4       64.5  1,342.2    1,338.5 
----  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  -------  --------- 
 
   1.     For annual periods the average weighting over four quarters used 

Glossary

ADF means the limited partnerships that constitute the Apax Digital Private Equity fund.

Adjusted NAV calculated by adjusting the NAV at reporting periods, by the estimated performance fee reserves.

Adjusted NAV per share calculated by dividing the Adjusted NAV by the number of shares in issue.

AEVI means the limited partnerships that constitute the Apax Europe VI Private Equity fund.

AEVII means the limited partnerships that constitute the Apax Europe VII Private Equity fund.

AGML or Investment Manager means Apax Guernsey Managers Limited.

AIX means the limited partnerships that constitute the Apax IX Private Equity fund.

AMI means the limited partnerships that constitute the AMI Opportunities Fund focused on investing in Israel.

Apax Global Alpha or Company or AGA means Apax Global Alpha Limited.

Apax Group means Apax Partners LLP and its affiliated entities, including its sub-advisors, and their predecessors, as the context may require.

Apax Partners or Apax or Investment Advisor means Apax Partners LLP.

Apax Private Equity Funds or Apax Funds means Private Equity funds managed, advised and/or operated by Apax Partners.

APFS means Apax Partners Fund Services Limited.

APG means Apax Partners Guernsey Limited.

AVIII means the limited partnerships that constitute the Apax VIII Private Equity fund.

AX means the limited partnerships that constitute the Apax X Private Equity fund.

Aztec means Aztec Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited

B2B means business to business.

Brexit refers to the exit of the UK from the EU following the invocation of Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union on 29 March 2017.

Capital Markets Practice or CMP consists of a dedicated team of specialists within the Apax Partners Group having in-depth experience of the leverage finance debt markets, including market conditions, participants and opportunities. The CMP was initially set up to support the investment advisory teams within the Apax Group in structuring the debt component of a private equity transaction. The CMP has over the years expanded its mandate to working alongside the investment advisory teams to advise on Derived Debt Investments.

CEE Central and Eastern Europe.

CSR Corporate social responsibility.

Custody risk is the risk of loss of securities held in custody occasioned by the insolvency or negligence of the custodian.

Derived Debt Investments comprise debt investments held within the Derived Investments portfolio.

Derived Equity Investments comprise equity investments held within the Derived Investments portfolio.

Derived Investments comprise investments other than Private Equity Investments, including primary investments in public and private debt, with limited investments in equity, primarily in listed companies. In each case, these are typically identified by Apax Partners as part of its private equity activities.

Direct Deal costs means costs directly attributable to the due diligence and execution of deals completed by the Company (such as broker fees and deal research costs). For avoidance of doubt it excludes taxes payables and general fund and administration costs.

EBITDA Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation.

Eligible Portfolio means the Derived Debt, Derived Equity and Eligible Private Equity portfolios.

Eligible Private Equity means the Private Equity portfolio eligible for management fees and performance fee. It represents interests in Private Equity investments held that do not pay fees at the Apax Fund level.

ERP Enterprise resource planning.

ESG Environmental, social and governance.

EV Enterprise value.

FVTPL means fair value through profit or loss.

FX means foreign exchange.

Gross Asset Value or GAV means the Net Asset Value of the Company plus all liabilities of the Company (current and non-current).

Gross IRR or Internal Rate of Return means an aggregate, annual, compound, internal rate of return calculated on the basis of cash receipts and payments together with the valuation of unrealised investments at the measurement date. Foreign currency cash flows have been converted at the exchange rates applicable at the date of receipt or payment. For Private Equity Investments, IRR is net of all amounts paid to the underlying Investment Manager and/or general partner of the relevant fund, including costs, fees and carried interests. For Derived Investments, IRR does not reflect expenses to be borne by the relevant investment vehicle or its investors including, without limitation, performance fees, management fees, taxes and organisational, partnership or transaction expenses.

Invested Portfolio means the part of AGA's portfolio which is invested in Private Equity and Derived Investments, however excluding any other investments such as legacy hedge funds and cash.

Investor relations team means such investor relations services as are currently provided to AGA by the Investment Advisor.

IPO Initial public offering.

KPI Key performance indicator.

LSE London Stock Exchange.

LTM Last twelve months.

Market capitalisation is calculated by taking the share price at the reporting period date multiplied by the number of shares in issue. The euro equivalent is translated using the exchange rate at the reporting period date.

MOIC Multiple of invested capital.

NBFC Non-bank financial company.

Net Asset Value or NAV means the value of the assets of the Company less its liabilities as calculated in accordance with the Company's valuation policy. NAV has no adjustments related to the IPO proceeds or performance fee reserves.

NTM Next twelve months.

Operational Excellence Practice or OEP Professionals who support the Apax Funds' investment strategy by providing assistance to portfolio companies in specific areas such as devising strategies, testing sales effectiveness and cutting costs.

OCI Other comprehensive income.

OTC Over-the-counter.

PCV means PCV Lux S.C.A.

PCV Group means PCV Lux S.C.A. and its subsidiaries. PCV Group was established in August 2008. Irrespective of whether the text refers to AGA or PCV Group, references to trading or performance prior to the IPO on 15 June 2015 refer to trading as PCV Group.

P/E Price-to-earnings.

Performance fee reserve is the estimated performance fee reserve which commenced accruing on 1 January 2015 in line with the Investment Management Agreements of the PCV Group and AGA.

Portfolio Total Return means the sub-portfolio performance in a given period, is calculated by taking total gains or losses and dividing them by the sum of GAV at the beginning of the period and the time-weighted net invested capital. The time-weighted net invested capital is the sum of investments made during the period less realised proceeds received during the period, both weighted by the number of days the capital was at work in the portfolio. Portfolio Total Return is gross of performance fees but net of management fees and relevant Direct Deal costs.

Private Equity Investments or Private Equity means primary commitments to, secondary purchases of commitments in, and investments in, existing and future Apax Funds.

Reporting period means the period from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.

SaaS Software as a service

SMEs Small and mid-sized enterprises.

Total NAV Return for a year/period means the return on the movement in the Adjusted NAV per share at the end of the period together with all the dividends paid during the period, to the Adjusted NAV per share at the beginning of the period/year. Adjusted NAV per share used in the calculation is rounded to five decimal points.

Total Return under the Total Return calculation, sub-portfolio performance in a given period can be evaluated by taking total net gains in the period and dividing them by the sum of the Adjusted NAV at the beginning of the period as well as the investments made during the period. However, in situations where realised proceeds are reinvested within the same period, performance under this calculation is, via the denominator, impacted by the reinvestment. Therefore, since 2017 the Investment Manager evaluates the sub-portfolio performance using this amended methodology. The revised methodology takes total gains or losses and divides them by the sum of Adjusted NAV at the beginning of the period and the time-weighted net invested capital. The time-weighted net invested capital is the sum of investments made during the period less realised proceeds received during the period, both weighted by the number of days the capital was at work in the portfolio. This provides a more reflective view of actual performance.

Total Shareholder Return or TSR for the period means the net share price change together with all dividends paid during the period.

Unaffected Valuation is determined as the fair value in the last quarter before exit, when valuation is not affected by the exit process (i.e. because an exit was signed, or an exit was sufficiently close to being signed that the Apax Funds incorporated the expected exit multiple into the quarter end valuation).

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