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About private equity

Private equity is a term used to describe investment in private, unquoted companies.

The term private equity covers a wide spectrum of investments, from early-stage investment in start-up companies capitalised at less than £1m (venture capital) to acquisitions of larger established companies of all sizes (buyouts). ICG Enterprise focuses on buyouts as we believe this part of the market best enables us to meet our objective of generating strong and consistent returns for our shareholders, while limiting downside risk.

A buyout typically involves the purchase of a majority or a significant minority of the equity of a well-established, profitable company by one or more private equity funds, which invest alongside the existing management team (a Management Buyout or MBO) or a new management team (a Management Buyin or MBI). The sellers may be the founders or other individuals, or larger companies seeking to divest subsidiaries or another private equity firm selling an investment. Quoted companies may also be acquired by private equity investors in public to private transactions.

Share price (ICGT)

34.00P (3.23%)
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Net Asset Value

As of 31 January 2022
Full year results for the twelve months ended 31 January 2022
Year Net assets NAV per share Share price Dividends per share
Jan 2021 £952m 1,384p 966p 24p
Jan 2020 £794m 1,152p 966p 23p
Jan 2019 £731m 1,057p 822p 22p
Jan 2018 £664m 959p 818p 21p
Jan 2017 £613m 871p 698p 20p
Jan 2016 £521m 731p 545p 11p
Jan 2015 £507m 695p 575p 15.5p
Jan 2014 £494m 677p 563p 15.5p
Jan 2013 £460m 631p 487p 5p
Jan 2012 £415m 569p 357p 5p
Jan 2011 £389m 534p 308p 2.25p
Dec 2009 £338m 464p 305p 2.25p
Dec 2008 £327m 449p 187p 4.5p