About us

Making the private, public

How PIP Works

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Pantheon International Plc (PIP) is a FTSE 250 investment trust that invests in a diversified portfolio of private equity assets managed by third party managers across the world. An investment in PIP gives shareholders access to the growing private equity market, effectively making investment opportunities in private companies available to the public.

Our performance

PIP is one of the longest established private equity funds listed on the London Stock Exchange, and has outperformed the FTSE All-Share and MSCI World since its inception in 1987. PIP’s performance may be affected by changes in exchange rates as well as investment performance.

Historical record

11.5% i

Annualised NAV growth since 1987

  • Performance as at 31 August 2020 1 Year % 3 Years % P.A. 5 Years % P.A. 10 Years % P.A. Since Inception % P.A.
    NAV per share* -3.5% 7.3% 12.2% 11.5% 11.5%
    Ordinary share price* -1.1% 7.7% 12.1% 15.6% 11.1%
    FTSE All-Share TR -12.6% -2.8% 3.2% 5.9% 7.0%
    MSCI World (£) TR 15.0% 9.3% 14.4% 13.0% 8.1%

    *PIP was launched on 18 September 1987. The figures since inception assume reinvestment of dividends, capital repayments and cash flows from the exercise of warrants.

Bringing global private equity to you

Balanced portfolio

PIP's portfolio is diversified by manager, underlying companies, vintage, region, investment type, and sector, to maximise risk-adjusted returns.

Cost-effective and liquid

PIP’s scale, the direct nature of its investments and high proportion of non-primary investments, reduces costs. PIP gives you liquid access to the private equity market via the publicly traded shares.

Responsible investment

As a result of Pantheon’s approach and with the full commitment of the Board, ESG factors are at the core of PIP’s investment philosophy and incorporated into the entire investment process.

Global Talent

PIP is managed by Pantheon, one of the world’s foremost private equity investors. Founded in 1982, with assets under management of $49.1 billion i (as at 31 December 2019), and a team of 100 investment professionals globally, Pantheon is a recognised investment leader with a strong track record of investing in private equity funds over various market cycles in the primary, secondary and co-investment markets.

About Pantheon

Long-term value creation is fundamental to private equity

The best private equity managers provide more than just capital alone to their investee businesses. Executive management teams also benefit from the long-term investment horizon, the “hands-on” support to drive operational and strategic change, and access to specialist sector knowledge. Technology disruption and innovation also creates opportunities for private equity. There are many examples of opportunities for value creation in our portfolio; here we highlight some of them.

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Our investment approach

PIP actively manages its portfolio through the careful selection and purchase of high quality private equity assets in a diversified and balanced portfolio. Exposure is balanced across different investment stages and vintages by investing in carefully selected funds operating in different regions of the world.

Our strategy & business model

Our aim is to maximise capital growth

By investing in a diversified portfolio of private equity funds and directly in private companies.

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Investment process

Decades of experience, expertise and deep relationships

We have a rigorous and detailed approach to selecting our private equity managers and assessing deals.

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Our Portfolio

Actively managed for our shareholders

PIP's global, diversified portfolio gives exposure to many high quality managers, sectors and companies.

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How we manage risk

Active risk management

PIP has a robust approach to managing risk at all stages of the investment process.

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