ICG Enterprise Trust plc
7 July 2021
Realisation of U-POL generates estimated 19.8p per share uplift in NAV
ICG Enterprise Trust (“ICGT”) is pleased to announce that Graphite Capital has entered into a definitive agreement to sell U-POL Ltd (“U-POL”) to US-listed Axalta Coating Systems. Based in the United Kingdom and selling its products in over 100 countries, U-POL is a leading manufacturer of repair and refinish products used primarily for automotive refinish and aftermarket protective applications.
At 30 April 2021 U-POL was ICGT’s 13th largest underlying investment and represented c. 1.3% of ICGT’s Portfolio Value.
The transaction values U-POL at a 128% uplift to its carrying value at 30 April 2021, and ICGT estimates that the uplift from this realisation relative to ICGT’s net asset value at 30 April 2021 is c. 1.4%, or 19.8p per share.
Had U-POL been valued at this valuation at 30 April 2021, ICGT estimates that ICGT’s net asset value per share at that date would have been 1,422.0p.
The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to clearance under applicable antitrust laws and other customary closing requirements. Upon closing, ICGT expects to receive cash proceeds of c. £24m.
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ICG Enterprise Trust is a leading listed private equity investor focused on creating long-term growth by delivering consistently strong returns through selectively investing in profitable private companies, primarily in Europe and the US.
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