Listed private equity
Listed private equity (LPE) companies, such as Altamir, are public companies that invest in a portfolio of predominantly private enterprises. Shares of LPE companies are bought and sold on stock exchanges in the same way and alongside other public industrial and financial companies.
Listed private equity provides the same underlying returns on investment as unlisted institutional private equity, but in a way that stock market investors can access without minimum investment requirements or lock-up periods. Other benefits of LPE investing include exposure to multiple vintages, and capital being put to work immediately (rather than relying on "capital calls" when investments are identified, as is the case in traditional private equity). The shares of listed private equity companies do not necessarily trade at the same level of net asset value.
Altamir is a member of LPEQ, a London-based international association of listed private equity companies. For more information on the listed private equity sector, please visit LPEQ’s website at www.lpeq.com.