Company name Schroder Private Equ
Headline Interim Management Statement


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Schroder Private Equity FOF III plc
17 August 2012
 



INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

Schroder Private Equity Funds of Funds III plc (the "Fund")

 17 August 2012

 

This interim management statement has been prepared in accordance with the EU Transparency Directive and relates to the period from 1 April 2012 to 15 August 2012.

 

Investment Objective

The Fund's investment objective is to achieve long term capital growth for investors by investing principally in a portfolio of private equity funds, mainly in the US and Europe.

 

Overview

The Fund is fully committed, with a portfolio of 29 funds and commitments totaling €568.4 million (135% of investors' original commitments[1]). The Fund made no new commitments during the period.

 

Financial Summary

We are pleased to report that in May 2012 SVG Advisers Limited advised the Fund to put in place a new €35.0 million, two year, committed bank facility. The new facility from Lloyds Bank replaced the €60.0 million Bank of Ireland facility which was due to expire on the 12 June 2012. As a result, the remaining 12.5% of shareholders' original equity commitments has been deferred. The requirement and the timing of the final equity call will be dependent on the level of calls and distributions from the underlying portfolio of funds over the course of the year.

 

During the period, the Fund received proceeds of €37.6 million from its underlying funds, bringing total distributions received since inception to €165.0 million.

 

The Fund paid calls of €6.8 million in the period, taking total calls paid since inception to

€475.2 million. At 15 August 2012, the Fund had total uncalled commitments of €107.4 million, cash balances of €25.3 million, shareholders' remaining uncalled equity commitment of €52.8 million and an undrawn bank facility of €35.0 million[2].

 

1 April 2012 to 15 August 2012

Since inception

Distributions[3]

€37.6 million

€165.0 million

Calls3

€6.8 million

€475.2 million

 

At 15 August 2012, the Fund had no controlled undertakings.

 

The underlying portfolio of funds is valued twice a year, in March and September. The Fund's interim report and the September 2012 portfolio valuation, including the Fund's unaud