History

HVPE was formed in 2007 to provide public market investors with access to HarbourVest funds and co-investments.

HVPE shares were listed in Amsterdam in December 2007 and on the Specialist Funds Market (SFM) in London in May 2010. Today the Company is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

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Key Events Timeline

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December 2007

HVPE listed in Amsterdam

Since inception in 2007, HVPE has committed more than $1.5 billion to HarbourVest funds and achieved substantial growth in net asset value (see “Historical Performance”).

May 2010

Admission to London Stock Exchange (SFM)

Following the IPO, the Company achieved a second listing on the Specialist Funds Market of the LSE in 2010 to help increase share trading volume.

August 2011

Purchased 14% of Absolute PE ($85 million)

In August 2011, HarbourVest announced the acquisition of Absolute Private Equity, which was formerly listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange with a market value of $600 million. HVPE contributed $85 million to the deal. The investment has performed well, with a large proportion now realised and returned as cash, and has contributed significantly to HVPE’s recent NAV growth.

December 2012

Purchased 8% of Conversus Capital ($94 million)

In late 2012, HarbourVest funds and HVPE acquired the portfolio of Conversus Capital, a $1.4 billion private equity fund-of-funds listed in Amsterdam. To date, HVPE’s $94 million investment in this deal has generated significant cash realisations and NAV growth.

September 2015

Main Market Listing on the London Stock Exchange

On 9 September 2015, HVPE moved from the Specialist Funds Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to the Main Market. As a part of this process, shareholders were granted full voting rights.

December 2015

HVPE Joins FTSE 250 Index

In December 2015, with a market capitalisation of more than £700 million, HVPE was eligible for inclusion in the FTSE 250, subject to a series of tests including a measure of daily trading liquidity. Having passed these tests, on 21 December 2015, HVPE was admitted to the FTSE 250 Index.

October 2016

HVPE De-lists from Euronext Amsterdam

HVPE decided to consolidate its listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and de-list from Euronext Amsterdam. The de-listing took effect on 25 October 2016.