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Rapid start to DBAG Fund VII’s investment period
21 Apr 17
Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) has continued into FY17 the strong pace of portfolio activity achieved in the previous two financial years, with c €63m of transactions in the year to date, representing the second highest annual level of new investment in more than 10 years. Following DBAG Fund VI’s investment period closing in January 2017, DBAG Fund VII has made a rapid start, with its first two transactions agreed in March and April 2017. The recent strength of transaction activity means that DBAG’s portfolio is relatively immature, but investments are well spread by vintage and the portfolio is not overly concentrated, with the top five holdings representing 41% of portfolio value at end-2016.
Increased scale offers greater opportunities
31 Jan 17
FY16 proved to be a significant year for Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG). In addition to generating strong NAV returns and maintaining an elevated level of portfolio activity similar to FY15, the scale of the business was increased materially by the launch of DBAG Fund VII, with commitments of €1bn, and DBAG’s €38.6m capital increase. These developments have broadened the opportunity set for potential investments and position DBAG favourably to grow portfolio value over the medium term, while a new sustainable dividend policy aims to provide shareholders with greater visibility over future distributions.
New €1bn buyout fund launched
26 Aug 16
Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) reported a 9.1% dividend-adjusted NAV return for the first nine months of FY16, despite the sharp market drop following the Brexit vote, which reduced the valuation multiples applied to portfolio investments at the end of the third quarter. In July 2016, DBAG closed the fundraising for DBAG Fund VII with €1bn in commitments, which will significantly increase DBAG’s fee income from FY17. DBAG’s €200m commitment to this new fund provides scope for its investment portfolio to grow significantly over the medium term. These factors support the change in DBAG’s dividend policy to the payment of a stable or rising single annual dividend from FY16.
On track to meet FY16 guidance
24 May 16
Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) reported a strong performance in the first half of FY16 with an 11.1% increase in NAV supporting management’s guidance for a c 14% return on NAV for the full year. While macroeconomic conditions are reported to have become more demanding, portfolio companies have diverse exposures to market and economic cycles and the majority continue to budget for higher revenues and earnings in 2016. DBAG invested €21m during the half year including €19m in two new companies and three divestments were agreed. Although it made a negative value contribution, the sale of Clyde Bergemann Power Group has brought DBAG Fund IV to a successful close.
Disposal adds to strong Q116 performance
16 Feb 16
Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) reported a strong performance in the first quarter of FY16 with a 10.6% increase in NAV underpinned by robust earnings and budgets across the carried portfolio. The combined c €10m contribution from the Spheros divestment and a buyout fund realisation roughly balanced the effect of declining market valuations. Investment activity continued at an elevated pace with €21m committed to two new investments. DBAG management has confirmed its FY16 guidance suggesting at least €40m net income, while we note that realised capital gains may provide scope for an increase in the FY16 surplus dividend.
Continuing high level of investment activity
18 Jan 16
Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) reported results ahead of guidance for FY15 with NAV per share increasing 10%, driven by strong valuation gains for the carried portfolio. New investment reached the highest level in 10 years and the pace of investment activity has continued into the current financial year. FY16 is expected to see a significant increase in net income and management projects NAV to grow at more than 10% pa over the next three years. Based on the proposed FY15 total dividend, the shares yield 3.7% and the disposal of Spheros Group provides scope for an increased total dividend in FY16.
N+1 Singer - Uncovered Gems - Speed Dating Lunch - A Famous Five for the future?
12 Apr 17
On Friday we hosted our third “speed dating” lunch with the management of five very interesting and contrasting companies not under our formal coverage: Be Heard, Byotrol, Gfinity, Oxehealth and Plant Impact. Each company gave a concise and punchy overview of its business and investment case to a group of fund managers, before rapid fire Q&A. Below we summarise our thoughts on each company with more details inside the note, plus some relevant slides. We believe that all five companies are well-managed and well worth a closer look - we intend to repeat this efficient and popular format for engaging with management teams.
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - Growth style screen revamp and 10 focus stocks
06 Apr 17
We have reviewed the performance of our consistent growth screen since the previous refresh on 27 September 2016 and revamped the selection parameters to focus more on forecast sales and EPS growth going forward. In the period under review the consistent growth style screen outperformed the small-cap benchmark by c. 6% and underperformed the microcap index by a similar amount. Interestingly, although growth doesn’t always seem to be defensive as might be expected, however it appears right to buy growth on dips caused by or coincident with wider market volatility. In the new forecast growth screen we take a close look at 10 focus stocks. We will monitor performance and refresh it in three to four months time.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 25-04-2017
25 Apr 17
Carpetright (CPR LN) Tougher conditions leaves forecasts towards lower end of range | Centaur Media (CAU LN) Bigger steps | Elementis (ELM LN) Positive update confirms strengthening of demand | Rathbone Brothers (RAT LN) Facing the challenge to deliver growth | Vp (VP/ LN) Another niche Hire Station deal prompts 3% EPS upgrades
Small Cap Breakfast
24 Apr 17
Global Ports Holding—Intention to float on Standard List of the Main Market. International cruise ports operator. Seeking $250m raise including $75m primary offer. Dorcaster—Schedule One Update. Admission now expected on AIM 3 May. RTO of Escape Hunt raising £14m at 135p. Verditek— Intention to float on AIM. On Admission, the Company's subsidiaries will be involved in advanced solar photovoltaic, filtration and absorption technologies specialising in providing environmental services. Raising £3.5m. Admission in May. Eddie Stobart Logistics— Schedule 1 update. Admission expected 25 April on AIM raising £122m. ADES International Holding— Intends to join the Standard List of the Main Market in May raising up to $170m plus a vendor sale. Provider of offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa. Admission expected in May. Tufton Oceanic Assets– Offer extended to 9 May on specialist funds segment of Main Market to enable investors to complete further due diligence.
24 Apr 17
Lok’nStore* (LOK): Growth supported by a strong balance sheet (CORP) | Mortice* (MORT): UK acquisition (CORP) | Avacta* (AVCT): Another milestone – 1st non-therapeutics licence (CORP) | Petra Diamonds (PDF): Trading update and Q3 results (BUY) | Nasstar* (NASA): Growth and margin focus (CORP)