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In our initiation note, Making pearls out of oysters, we noted AGA mainly invests in Apax PE funds. They acquire private companies, whose performance is then transformed by Apax’s global insights and operational expertise. On average, investee company EBITDA growth accelerates by 15%, and margins improve by 8%. They become more valuable, and, on sale, their relative multiple is typically ca.30% higher than on purchase. Repeating this playbook in four sectors with resilient, secular growth has given investors market-beating returns since IPO. Exit uplifts prove a conservative NAV, and AGA’s strong outperformance through downturns show its resilience. The discount is 30%.
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