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NBPE: March 2017 Monthly NAV

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NB Private Equity Partners Announces Monthly NAV Update for March 2017

21 April 2017

NB Private Equity Partners Limited ("NBPE" or the "Company"), a closed-end private equity investment company, today announced an updated Net Asset Value ("NAV") for the month ended 31 March 2017.

Key Highlights

  • Monthly and annual NAV development:
  Month 31 March 17 YTD 31 March 17 LTM
       
 Total return NAV development per Share[1] 0.3% 0.3% 16.0%
NAV development per Share 0.3% -1.3% 12.2%
  • 31 March 2017 NAV per Share of $15.70 increased $0.05 from $15.65 NAV per Share at 28 February 2017.
     
  • NBPE`s NAV increase of $2.4 million during the month included:
     
    • $4.5 million increase in NAV attributable to changes in the value of the investment portfolio
      • $0.7 million increase of unrealised gains attributable to the receipt of new valuation information, or $0.01 per share
      • $1.4 million increase of other unrealised gains, or $0.03 per share, attributable to public securities, mark-to-market gains and realised adjustments
      • $1.2 million was attributable to positive foreign exchange adjustments at the portfolio company level, or $0.02 per share
      • $1.2 million of accrued cash and payment in kind ("PIK") interest from the income investment portfolio, or $0.02 per share
    • $2.1 million decrease in NAV attributable to value changes to other assets and liabilities during the month

Portfolio Valuation

The value of NBPE`s private equity portfolio as of 31 March 2017 was based on the following information[2]:

  • 38% of the private equity fair value was valued as of 31 March 2017
    • 26% in private direct investments
    • 11% in public securities
    • 1% in credit-related fund investments
       
  • 62% of the private equity fair value was valued as of 31 December 2016
    • 46% in private direct investments
    • 16% in fund investments

Portfolio Commentary

During March, NBPE participated in two new income investments and one new equity co-investment. NBPE funded $12.5 million to two new income investments in the first lien debt of Blue Nile, an online jewelry retailer, and the second lien debt of DuBois Chemicals, a producer of chemicals for the manufacturing industry. NBPE also completed one new equity investment in Material Handling Services, a provider of repair, maintenance and fleet management services to multiple industries, and a follow-on investment in Final Site, a provider of software solutions for schools.

The portfolio continues to be highly cash generative. In terms of distributions in March, NBPE received $16.6 million of principal and interest payments from income investments, consisting primarily of cash received as a result of the exit from Total Fleet Solutions. NBPE received distributions of $5.1 million from equity co-investments, of which $4.3 million was received as a partial return of capital from Lasko Products and Emerson Network Power. Fund investments distributed $5.9 million. During the first three months of 2017, NBPE has received total distributions of $87.5 million.


[1] Assumes reinvestment of dividends on the ex-dividend date and reflects cumulative returns over time period shown.

[2] Please refer to the valuation methodology section of the monthly report for a description of the Manager`s valuation policy. While   some valuation data is as of 31 December 2016, the Manager`s analysis and historical experience lead the Manager to believe that this approximates fair value at 31 March 2017.

For further information, please contact:

NBPE Investor Relations          +1 214 647 9593
           
Neustria Partners                     +44 20 3021 2580
Nick Henderson                         Nick.Henderson@neustriapartners.com
Robert Bailhache                       Robert.Bailhache@neustriapartners.com
Charles Gorman                        Charles.Gorman@neustriapartners.com

ABOUT NB PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS LIMITED
NBPE is a closed-end private equity investment company with class A ordinary shares admitted to trading on Euronext Amsterdam and the Specialist Fund Segment of the London Stock Exchange. NBPE has  2017 ZDP shares admitted to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the London Stock Exchange and the Daily Official List of The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Authority Limited and 2022 ZDP Shares  admitted to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. NBPE holds a diversified portfolio of direct equity investments, direct income investments and fund investments selected by the NB Alternatives group of Neuberger Berman, diversified across private equity asset class, geography, industry, vintage year, and sponsor.

ABOUT NEUBERGER BERMAN
Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund portfolios for institutions and advisors worldwide. With offices in 19 countries, Neuberger Berman`s team is more than 1,900 professionals. The company was named the #1 firm in Pensions & Investments 2016 Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). Tenured, stable and long-term in focus, the firm fosters an investment culture of fundamental research and independent thinking. It manages $267 billion in client assets as of March 31, 2017. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com.

This press release appears as a matter of record only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any security.

NBPE is established as a closed-end investment company domiciled in Guernsey. NBPE has received the necessary consent of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and the States of Guernsey Policy Council. NBPE is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets as a collective investment scheme which may offer participations in The Netherlands pursuant to article 2:66 of the Financial Markets Supervision Act (Wet op het financial toezicht). All investments are subject to risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. The value of investments may fluctuate. Results achieved in the past are no guarantee of future results. This document is not intended to constitute legal, tax or accounting advice or investment recommendations. Prospective investors are advised to seek expert legal, financial, tax and other professional advice before making any investment decision. Statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are based on current expectations, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of NBPE`s investment manager. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and undue reliance should not be placed thereon. Additionally, this document contains "forward-looking statements." Actual events or results or the actual performance of NBPE may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such targets or forward-looking statements.


March 2017 NAV


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