TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Kensington Capital Advisors Inc. is pleased to announce a distribution to Unitholders of Kensington Private Equity Fund of $2.25 per Unit, for a total distribution of $27 million, representing 9.0% of the Fund's current Net Asset Value (NAV) as of July 31, 2018. The distribution was paid on August 15, 2018 to Unitholders of record on August 13, 2018.
The current distribution reflects the continuing strong performance of the Kensington Private Equity Fund with year-to-date return sitting at 15.3% as of July 31, 2018.
"We have seen strong interest from large companies in acquiring portfolio companies held in the Fund. The strategy of backing strong managers to build great businesses works well," said Kensington Chairman Tom Kennedy. "The Fund continues to hold investments in a significant number of companies at various stages of maturity. This diversification overtime and across industries benefits all of us who are Fund investors."
About the Fund:
The Kensington Private Equity Fund offers investors a diversified portfolio of high-performing private equity investments, including hard-to-access private equity funds and direct investments in private companies. The Fund invests across a breadth of industries primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Private equity is an alternative asset class with low correlation to the public markets. Kensington manages the Fund to minimize risk through diversification and capture upside through active management. To learn more, visit us at www.kcpl.ca/private-equity/.
Kensington is a leading independent Canadian investor in alternative assets. Founded in 1996, Kensington manages over $1.3 billion invested in private equity, venture capital, and alternative funds. Kensington's active management approach and relationship-based business has generated top quartile returns for investors. For more information, visit www.kcpl.ca.
SOURCE Kensington Capital Partners Limited
For further information: Rui Hu, Marketing Coordinator, Kensington Capital Partners Limited, 416.362.2826 / [email protected]