abrdn Private Equity Opportunities Trust (LSE: APEO)

Currency in GBP

Last close As at 25/09/2023


11.00 (2.56%)

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.

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Equity Analyst

Milosz Papst

Milosz Papst

Director, Financials

Key Management

  • Alan Gauld

    Fund manager

Share Price Performance

Price Performance
% 1M 3M 12M
Actual 5.5 0.2 9.4
Relative 1.9 (1.8) 1.8
52 week high/low 494.0p/368.0p


abrdn Private Equity Opportunities Trust (APEO) posted a 12-month NAV total return (TR) to end-May 2023 of 7.0%, supported by continued strong portfolio earnings momentum (up 28.7% over the 12 months to end-March 2023 for APEO’s top 50 holdings). Muted global M&A volumes continue to weigh on private equity (PE) exit activity, with APEO’s capital calls in the calendar year to end-May 2023 (£74.0m) outpacing distributions (£54.1m). That said, APEO’s undrawn credit facility and cash of £243.4m at end-May 2023 provide it with decent near-term balance sheet headroom, as these cover 35% of APEO’s outstanding investment commitments (which should be drawn gradually in the coming years).