abrdn Private Equity Opportunities Trust (LSE: APEO)

Currency in GBP

Last close As at 09/06/2023


5.00 (1.15%)

Market capitalisation


abrdn Private Equity Opportunities Trust’s (formerly Standard Life Private Equity Trust) investment objective is to achieve long-term total returns through holding a diversified portfolio of private equity (PE) funds and direct investments into private companies alongside PE managers (co-investments), a majority of which will have a European focus.

Equity Analyst

Milosz Papst

Milosz Papst

Director, Financials

Key Management

  • Alan Gauld

    Fund manager

Share Price Performance

Price Performance
% 1M 3M 12M
Actual 1.0 (2.4) (4.6)
Relative 3.3 1.7 (3.6)
52 week high/low 504.0p/368.0p


abrdn Private Equity Opportunities Trust (APEO) reported a robust 14.1% NAV total return (TR) in FY22 (ended September), as underlying portfolio valuations were up by 10.5% excluding the FX impact (with co-investments particularly strong) and a higher US$/£ rate. Earnings momentum remained high with LTM revenue and EBITDA across APEO’s top 50 holdings at 22.7% and 23.8% in FY22, respectively. This, together with solid exit activity (£210.2m distributions) at an average 20% uplift to carrying values two quarters prior, helped offset lower public valuation multiples.


Investment Companies

European equities

Investment Companies

Listed Private Equity

Investment Companies

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