PRIVATE EQUITY AND SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES
Private Equity and Special Opportunities describes a broad range of investment strategies, investment structures, and underlying assets linked by several common characteristics. These investments are accessed through long-term commitments to funds managed by our investment partners and, where and when it will complement the activity of our partners, through targeted, direct investments into operating companies.
Investments in private markets are typically characterized by very long investment horizons and limited liquidity but bring to the Fund increased diversification and superior returns. The Fund’s scale, patience, and structural flexibility provide a comparative advantage in private markets and have allowed the fund to contribute to and benefit from the growth of more than 3,000 underlying investments.
KEY PORTFOLIO FIGURES
committed capital as of march 31, 2017
TARGET asset ALLOCATION
The private equity mandate seeks to build a diversified, global private equity portfolio, focusing on buyout, venture capital, real asset, and distressed credit opportunities through primary partnerships, secondary acquisitions, and direct co-investments in companies. We seek diversification across stage, industry, and geography.
The special opportunities mandate seeks longer-term, high-conviction, potentially more concentrated, theme-driven investments across asset classes, sectors, and geographies. The portfolio covers a wide spectrum, including direct investments in venture capital and buyout deals, co-investments alongside general partners, and strategic stakes in well known investment firms. The portfolio includes long-term investments that do not fit traditional categories.
KEY INVESTMENT FIGURES
$35M - $250M
Direct / co-investment and fund investment range
3 - 10+ YEARS
APFC’s fund strategy emphasizes robust, long-term partnerships with exceptional investors applying specialized skills and unique insights to the companies or assets they acquire. Fund commitments represent the largest portion of our investing activities.
Identifying exceptional managers and succeeding with them over time is the key determinant of our long-term investment success.
The team evaluates and pursues targeted transactions alongside leading general partners. Co-investments enable the team to execute on APFC’s thematic areas in special opportunities and also identify targeted exposures to certain geographies, investment types and sectors as we build a well-diversified private equity portfolio.
APFC engages in both pre-bid and post-bid syndication processes and can execute on tight timelines.
We target exceptional themes and unique opportunities through co-investments alongside our investment partners and — when our investment horizon, scale, and structural flexibility provide an advantage — direct investments into promising growth companies and undervalued assets. Our direct investment program has achieved annual investment returns of greater than 20% since inception.
We concentrate our investments behind exceptional themes and talented managers while maintaining a risk framework that ensures resilience if outcomes fall short of expectations.
Representative Direct Investments
Special Opportunities Representative Themes
APFC’s permanent capital profile allows us to take advantage of long-term trends and withstand short-term volatility. Average targeted investment duration is 5 years.
No predetermined asset type, credit quality, yield profile, industry sector, or legal structure. Each investments is designed to generate the highest possible risk-adjusted net-of-fee returns on invested capital within established risk guidelines. Maximum targeted investment size is $500 million.
Because different economic environments flourish and stumble at different times for different reasons, the breadth of our global portfolio and investor network diversifies risks and allows the APFC to target growth across many regions. The PESO portfolio currently includes investments in many different countries.