Tikehau Capital’s value-creation strategy in the alternative asset management space, combined with an increasingly profitable business model and a robust balance sheet, has powered the firm to deliver strong growth during the first half of 2021.

  • Double-digit growth from top to bottom line
    • Record high fundraising over the last twelve months with €5.5bn1 in net new money since 30 June 2020 for the asset management business, of which €2.4bn was raised during H1 2021
    • 20% growth for Group assets under management (AuM) over the last 12 months, reaching €30.9bn at end-June 2021, driven by a 23% increase in AuM for the asset management business at €29.4bn
    • Rapid expansion of Tikehau Capital’s range of impact-investing products across the Group’s asset classes
    • Management fees2 up +39% yoy to €121.1m with average fee rate increasing to 1.04% at end-June 2021 (vs. 0.94% at end-June 2020)
    • Fee-related earnings3 (FRE) up +62% yoy to €44.5m at end-June 2021, bringing FRE margin to 36.7%, up 5.2 points compared to H1 2020
    • Material increase in net result, Group share, reaching €176.1m at end-June 20214
  • Accelerated fund deployment and recognized expertise in financing the real economy
    • €1.9bn invested by the firm’s closed-end funds over the first half (vs. €0.8bn in H1 2020), while maintaining a high level of selectivity in investments
    • Tikehau Capital recognized as a key partner by European governments to support corporates and help finance the post-Covid economic recovery
  • Second-to-none alignment of interests
    • Successful completion of the firm’s reorganisation, strongly supported by shareholders, with close to 100% approval rate
    • €221m of new capital committed during H1 2021 by Tikehau Capital in its own strategies, thanks to the Group’s strong balance sheet
  • Favorable outlook
    • Target to reach at least €33bn in Group AuM at 31 December 2021
    • Confirmation of 2022 organic targets to reach more than €35bn for Group’s assets under management and generate more than €100m of fee-related earnings (FRE).

Regulatory News:

The Tikehau Capital (Paris:TKO) Supervisory Board met on 14 September 2021 to review the consolidated financial statements5 at 30 June 2021.

1. RECORD LEVELS OF FUNDRAISING AND HEALTHY DEPLOYMENT

  • Very strong fundraising in H1 2021

At 30 June 2021, AuM for the asset management business reached €29.4bn, up €5.4bn or 22.5% over the last twelve months. This increase was mainly driven by €2.4bn in net new money for the first half of the year, twice the level of fundraising achieved during H1 2020, reflecting the strong performance of the firm’s strategies and the continued interest of investors in the asset classes in which Tikehau Capital is positioned. All asset classes contributed positively to net new money, in particular the private debt and real assets strategies, which accounted for nearly two-thirds of total fundraising over H1 2021. Over the last twelve months, net new money for the asset management business reached €5.5bn, a Group record.

With this strong fundraising momentum, Tikehau Capital continued to expand its international client base, with international investors accounting for 35% of the firm’s asset management AuM at 30 June 2021, reaching €10.1bn, a 31% increase compared to 30 June 2020. The firm has also continued to diversify its client base, notably with the launch of new initiatives dedicated to individual investors through tailor-made investment products across asset classes.

  • Expansion of Tikehau Capital’s impact platform

Tikehau Capital has continued to expand its impact-investing platform during H1 2021 and now operates dedicated impact strategies across the majority of its asset classes. In particular, during the first six months of 2021, the Group completed fundraising for its private equity strategy focused on energy transition with over €1 billion raised, outperforming its original fundraising goal. In private debt, the Group is currently raising capital for its impact lending strategy, which aims to provide more favourable financing conditions to companies which meet their sustainability goals. Within the Group’s capital markets strategies, July 2021 was marked by the launch of Tikehau Impact Credit, pioneering an impact approach in the high yield universe. These strategies are classified “Article 9” as per the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), a set of EU rules which aim to make the sustainability profile of funds more comparable and better understood by end-investors. Tikehau Capital intends to continue launching in priority fund strategies that support and accelerate sustainable business models and the decarbonisation of economies.

  • Healthy pace of fund deployment, with continued high selectivity

Deployment pace has accelerated within the closed-end funds managed by Tikehau Capital, which deployed €1.9bn over H1 2021, more than twice the level invested during H1 2020 (€0.8bn), confirming the firm’s key role in financing the real economy. Fund deployment in H1 2021 was mainly driven by private debt funds, followed by real assets. Tikehau Capital maintained a disciplined and selective deployment approach while keeping a strong focus on ESG across asset classes.

Looking ahead, the Group has a rich deployment pipeline across asset classes. At end-June 2021, Tikehau Capital had dry powder of €6.4bn within the funds it manages, enabling them to capture attractive investment opportunities. This compares to €6.2bn at 31 December 2020 and €4.7bn at 30 June 2020.

  • Tikehau Capital at the heart of the economic recovery

Tikehau Capital’s expertise in providing tailor-made financing solutions to corporates makes it a partner of choice for European governments looking to support the economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic. This was first evidenced in July 2020 when Tikehau Capital was appointed by the French government and leading aerospace players to manage a dedicated private equity fund to support that industry. Mirroring that initiative, the Spanish government selected Tikehau Capital in June 2021 to manage a new private equity fund, which will invest in lower and upper midmarket companies active in the Spanish aerospace and defence sector. More recently, in September 2021, the Belgian federal authorities selected Tikehau Capital to manage the Belgian Recovery Funds aiming at financing Belgian companies negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. All these initiatives confirm Tikehau Capital's positioning as a key player able to support Europe’s economic recovery.

2. MATERIAL INCREASE IN ASSET MANAGEMENT PROFITABILITY

  • 39% growth in management fees6 in H1 2021, with continued fee margin progression

At 30 June 2021, fee-paying AuM amounted to €24.4bn, up 20% yoy. This growth was partly driven by fundraising within private equity, capital markets strategies and Sofidy, in addition to active deployment within Tikehau Capital’s private debt funds, for which management fees are charged on invested capital. Future fee-paying assets under management stood at €3.6bn (up 33% yoy) and represent over €30m of potential additional revenue for the Group’s asset management business.

Management fees grew considerably over the last twelve months to €121.1m (up 39% yoy), reflecting the material increase in fee-paying AuM. They also include late management fees related to the T2 Energy Transition strategy, for which fundraising was finalized during Q1 2021. Management fees represent 99% of revenue from asset management at 30 June 2021 and are primarily generated by the long-dated closed-end funds managed by Tikehau Capital, therefore giving high visibility to the firm’s revenue generation.

Weighted average management fee rate, calculated as management fees divided by average fee-paying AuM, increased to 1.04% at 30 June 2021, compared to 0.94% last year. The level of management fee rate increased steadily by 10 bps per year since 30 June 2019 and by over 30 bps since the firm’s IPO in 2017. This significant progression has been driven in particular by Tikehau Capital’s accretive business mix evolution with the increasing contribution of private equity and real assets, which generate higher management fees than the current Group average.

  • Material increase in FRE margin, reaching 36.7% at end-June 2021

Since the beginning of 2021, Tikehau Capital has continued to invest in its asset management platform with the arrival of new talents and experienced hires across all geographies and asset classes. Operating expenses thus rose by 28% in H1 2021 reaching €76.6m, growing at a slower pace than revenues.

As a consequence, fee-related earnings (FRE) amounted to €44.5m in H1 2021, up significantly compared to 30 June 2020 (+62%). FRE margin grew by 5.2 percentage points reaching 36.7%, thus demonstrating the relevance of Tikehau Capital’s profitable growth model within the alternative asset management space.

Performance-related revenues amounted to €1.1m in H1 2021, mainly driven by some of Tikehau Capital’s open-ended funds, thus taking the Group’s NOPAM7 to €45.6m in H1 2021, up 59% over the last 12 months. NOPAM margin at end-June 2021 stands at 37.3%, up 4.9 percentage points over the last twelve months.

3. RESILIENT PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE

Alignment of interest is at the heart of the Tikehau Capital’s capital allocation policy, as evidenced by the material share (64%) of its portfolio coming from commitments made by the Group’s balance sheet in its own strategies.

At 30 June 2021, Tikehau Capital’s investment portfolio totalled €2.9bn (vs. €2.4bn at 31 December 2020), of which:

  • €1.8bn invested in the asset management strategies developed and managed by the firm (64% of total portfolio), an 18% increase compared to 30 June 2020. In addition, Tikehau Capital has also €1.0bn of undrawn commitments in its own funds, which will be progressively called as they deploy capital. Therefore, the total of drawn and undrawn commitments from Tikehau Capital’s balance sheet in its funds and strategies amounted to €2.8bn at 30 June 2021, highlighting the firm’s strong alignment with its investor-clients. 
  • €1.0bn invested in direct assets, of which around half is invested in listed assets (mainly Eurazeo) and the other half in unlisted assets, such as direct private equity investments, co-investments or investments in third-party funds.

Portfolio performance proved very solid in H1 2021 in a favourable market environment. Group portfolio revenues amounted to €252.2m at 30 June 2021, of which:

  • €78.1m of “realized” revenues, up 19% compared to H1 2020, which breaks down as follows:
    • Realized capital gains of €5.9m linked to ongoing portfolio rotation;
    • Dividends, coupons and distributions of €72.2m, up 71% yoy. Within these revenues, the contribution from Tikehau Capital funds in which the firm has invested continues to increase, amounting to €40.1m over the first half of 2021, compared to €31.2m during H1 2020, i.e a 29% increase yoy. This further demonstrates the relevance of Tikehau Capital’s capital allocation policy and the solid performance of its asset management strategies.
  • €174.1m of “unrealized” revenues, which reflect the change in fair value of the assets held in the Group’s portfolio. During H1 2021, the positive changes in fair value were mainly due to €112m positive contribution from listed portfolio investments (of which €93m relate to Eurazeo), €38m from unlisted investments and €25m from Tikehau Capital funds.

4. STRONG NET PROFIT GENERATION

Group corporate expenses for the first half of 2021 amounted to €20.4m, including the effects from the Group’s reorganisation, which became effective as of 15 July 2021 and was retroactive to 1 January 2021. These expenses have been more than halved compared to the €47.3m cost published in at 30 June 20208.

Financial interest expenses improved materially to -€9.1m9 in H1 2021, to be compared to -€19.2m in H1 2021, reflecting the Group’s relevant debt management policy.

Net profit Group share for the first half-year 202110 was €176.1m, a significant improvement compared to H1 202011. It includes -€0.3m of net result from associates, a -€71.9m one-off impact from the derivatives portfolio (which has been fully unwound during Q1 2021), a -€19.9m income tax expense, as well as minority interests payments of -€0.2m.

5. A ROBUST BALANCE SHEET, KEY DIFFERENTIATING FACTOR

Tikehau Capital has a robust and liquid balance sheet that enables the firm to launch innovative new products, invest in its own funds to align its interests with its Limited Partners, and seize accretive external growth opportunities. At 30 June 2021, consolidated shareholders’ equity came to €2.9bn, compared with €2.8bn at 31 December 2020.

At 30 June 2021, Tikehau Capital’s consolidated cash position reached €964m12, compared to €845m at end-December 2020. This evolution takes into account the €500m proceeds from the firm’s inaugural sustainable bond issuance, partly offset by capital calls from vehicles in which the Group has invested, in particular Tikehau Capital funds and Pegasus Europe, the firm’s first SPAC, which successfully launched during H1 2021.

Financial debt at end-June amounted to €1.5bn, with a gearing13 ratio of 52%. The Group also benefitted from an undrawn revolving credit facility of €500m at end-June 2021, which has been increased to €700m on 15 July 2021. Following this refinancing as well as the successful issuance of a €500m inaugural sustainable bond in March 2021, ESG-linked debt account for c. 60% of the Group’s total debt to date.

Tikehau Capital is thus benefitting from a sound financial position, with ample means to finance its future growth.

6. SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAMME

Tikehau Capital extended under the same conditions to 9 November 2021 (included), date of the Group’s assets under management at 30 September 2021 release, the share buyback mandate, which was signed and announced on 19 March 2020 and extended on 29 July 2021 until today.

As of today, 3,097,714 shares were repurchased under the share buyback programme. The description of the share buyback programme (published in paragraph 8.3.4 of the Tikehau Capital Universal Registration Document filed with the French financial markets authority on 1 April 2021 under number D. 21-0246) is available on the company’s website in the Regulatory Information section (https://www.tikehaucapital.com/en/finance/regulatory-information).

7. FAVOURABLE OUTLOOK

Tikehau Capital has been delivering on all fronts during H1 2021, from top to bottom line, demonstrating the relevance of its differentiated growth model in the alternative asset management space.

Since its listing in 2017, Tikehau Capital has made significant progress in growing its asset management platform while improving its profitability. Furthermore, as evidenced by the Group’s capital allocation policy and the recently-completed reorganization, alignment of interests stands at the core of Tikehau Capital’s corporate culture. These developments have contributed to improving the firm’s profile as a listed company. Going forward, in line with the feedback from existing and potential shareholders, Tikehau Capital believes that a larger free float and higher stock liquidity would help unlock value and further improve its stock market profile.

During the second half of 2021, the Group will maintain a solid pace of capital deployment with continued selectivity and discipline, expand its asset management platform and invest for future growth. As such, Tikehau Capital is planning on launching new initiatives, in particular sustainability-themed and impact strategies, and is targeting to reach at least €33bn for Group AuM at end-December 202114.

Tikehau Capital is in working order to exceed €35bn of Group AuM and €100m of fee-related earnings (FRE) by 2022, as per its organic guidance.

CALENDAR

9 November 2021

Assets under management at 30 September 2021 (after market close)

3 February 2022

Assets under management at 31 December 2021 (after market close)

9 March 2022

2021 annual results (after market close)

21 April 2022

Assets under management at 31 March 2022 (after market close)

ABOUT TIKEHAU CAPITAL

Tikehau Capital is a global alternative asset management group with €30.9 billion of assets under management (as of 30 June 2021). Tikehau Capital has developed a wide range of expertise across four asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity and capital markets strategies) as well as multi-asset and special opportunities strategies.

Tikehau Capital is a founder led team with a differentiated business model, a strong balance sheet, proprietary global deal flow and a track record of backing high quality companies and executives.

Deeply rooted in the real economy, Tikehau Capital provides bespoke and innovative alternative financing solutions to companies it invests in and seeks to create long-term value for its investors, while generating positive impacts on society. Leveraging its strong equity base (€2.9 billion of shareholders’ equity as of 30 June 2021), the firm invests its own capital alongside its investor-clients within each of its strategies.

Controlled by its managers alongside leading institutional partners, Tikehau Capital is guided by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and DNA, shared by its 629 employees (as of 30 June 2021) across its 12 offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Tikehau Capital is listed in compartment A of the regulated Euronext Paris market (ISIN code: FR0013230612; Ticker: TKO.FP).

For more information, please visit: www.tikehaucapital.com

DISCLAIMER:

This document does not constitute an offer of securities, fund units or any financial instruments for sale or investment advisory services. It contains general information only and is not intended to provide general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future earnings and profit, and targets are not guaranteed. Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current forecasts, prevailing market and economic conditions, estimates, projections and opinions of Tikehau Capital and/or its affiliates. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or expected in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. In particular, an investment in a fund is speculative and presents risks, including a risk of loss of capital. All references to Tikehau Capital’s advisory activities in the US or with respect to US persons relate to Tikehau Capital North America.

Appendix

Assets under management

 

AuM at 30-Jun-2021

YoY change

YTD change

In €m

Amount (€m)

Weight (%)

In %

In €m

In %

In €m

Private debt

9,865

32%

+18.4%

+1,536

+5.6%

+523

Real assets

10,934

35%

+14.4%

+1,374

+5.8%

+601

Capital markets strategies

4,679

15%

+22.0%

+843

+11.8%

+495

Private equity

3,936

13%

+71.5%

+1,641

+12.8%

+446

Asset Management

29,415

95%

+22.5%

+5,394

+7.5%

+2,064

Direct investment

1,495

5%

(11.2)%

(188)

+26.7%

+315

Total AuM

30,909

100%

+20.3%

+5,205

+8.3%

+2,379

LTM evolution (in €m)

AuM at 30-06-2020

Net new money

Distri- butions

Market effects

Change in scope

AuM at 30-06-2021

Change

(%)

Change

(€m)

Private debt

8,329

2,177

(747)

106

-

9,865

+18.4%

+1,536

Real assets

9,560

1,067

(290)

58

539

10,934

+14.4%

+1,374

Capital markets strategies

3,836

586

(8)

266

-

4,679

+22.0%

+843

Private equity

2,296

1,621

(56)

26

49

3,936

+71.5%

+1,641

Total Asset Management

24,021

5,451

(1,101)

456

588

29,415

+22.5%

+5,394

H1 2021 (in €m)

AuM at 31-12-2020

Net new money

Distri- butions

Market effects

Change in scope

AuM at 30-06-2021

Change (%)

Change (€m)

Private debt

9,342

882

(384)

25

-

9,865

+5.6%

+523

Real assets

10,334

682

(144)

63

-

10,934

+5.8%

+601

Capital markets strategies

4,184

398

(6)

103

-

4,679

+11.8%

+495

Private equity

3,491

394

(33)

36

49

3,936

+12.8%

+446

Total Asset Management

27,351

2,355

(567)

227

49

29,415

+7.5%

+2,064

 

Amount

YoY change

YTD change

In €m

In %

In €m

In %

In €m

Fee-paying AuM

24,411

+20.1%

+4,092

+5.0%

+1,167

Future fee-paying AuM

3,595

+33.3%

+897

+19.3%

+583

Non-fee-paying AuM

1,408

+40.3%

+404

+28.7%

+314

Asset Management AuM

29,415

+22.5%

+5,394

+7.5%

+2,064

Fee-paying assets under management

In €m

30-Jun-2019

30-Jun-2020

30-Jun-2021

Private debt

6,009

6,735

7,485

Real assets

6,868

8,026

9,258

Capital markets strategies

3,305

3,836

4,679

Private equity

1,237

1,723

2,990

Fee-paying AuM

17,419

20,320

24,411

Weighted average management fee rate

In bps

30-Jun-2019

30-Jun-2020

30-Jun-2021

Private debt

69

79

85

Real assets

99

107

105

Capital markets strategies

53

62

56

Private equity

>150

>150

>150

Management fees15

84

94

104

Performance-related fees

1

5

3

Total weighted average fee-rate16

85

99

107

Simplified consolidated P&L

 

H1 2020

H1 2021

In €m

Published

Proforma17

Proforma15

Management fees & other revenues

87.1

87.1

121.1

Operating costs

(59.7)

(59.7)

(76.6)

Fee Related Earnings (FRE)

27.4

27.4

44.5

FRE margin

31.5%

31.5%

36.7%

Realized Performance-related earnings (PRE)

1.2

1.2

1.1

AM net operating profit (NOPAM)

28.6

28.6

45.6

NOPAM margin

32.4%

32.4%

37.3%

 

 

 

Realized portfolio revenues

66.1

66.1

78.1

Change in fair value (unrealized)

(143.3)

(143.3)

174.1

 

 

 

Corporate expenses

(47.3)

(20.9)

(20.4)

Net result from associates

(0.4)

(0.4)

(0.3)

Financial interests

(19.2)

(19.3)

(9.1)

Derivative portfolio result

(165.4)

(165.4)

(71.9)

Non-recurring items18

(1.3)

(1.3)

-

 

 

 

Tax

41.4

36.6

(19.9)

Minority interests

(0.0)

(0.0)

(0.2)

Net result, Group share

(240.9)

(219.5)

176.1

Simplified consolidated balance sheet

In €m

31-Dec-2020

30-Jun-2021

Investment portfolio

2,410

2,878

Cash & cash equivalents

845

964

Other current and non-current assets

764

789

Total assets

4,018

4,632

 

 

Shareholders’ equity, Group share

2,797

2,898

Minority interests

7

6

Financial debt

999

1,506

Other current and non-current liabilities

216

221

Total liabilities

4,018

4,632

 

 

 

Gearing19

36%

52%

Undrawn credit facilities

500

500

1 Figures have been rounded for presentation purposes, which in some cases may result in rounding differences. 2 Corresponding to management fees, subscription fees and arrangement fees. 3 Fee-Related Earnings (FRE) correspond to net operating profit from asset management less performance fees and carried interest. 4 Pro forma financial information taking into account the Group reorganization effective as of 15 July 2021 and retroactive to 1 January 2021. 5 On 15 September 2021, the Statutory Advisors submitted their report without comments or reservations on the condensed consolidated financial statements at 30 June 2021. 6 Management fees, subscription fees and arrangement fees 7 Net operating profit for the asset management business, defined as the sum of Fee-Related Earnings and Performance-Related earnings. 8 Pro forma the reorganisation, corporate expenses for H1 2020 were €21.6m 9 Financial information pro forma the reorganisation 10 Financial information pro forma the reorganisation 11 On a published basis, net loss for H1 2020 amounted to €240.9m. Pro forma the reorganisation, net loss for H1 2020 was €219.5m. 12 Financial information pro forma the reorganisation 13 Gearing = Total financial debt / Shareholders’ Equity, Group share. 14 At constant AuM for the Capital markets strategies. 15 Corresponding to management fees, subscription fees and arrangement fees. 16 Implied fee rates are calculated based on average fee-paying AuM. 17 Financial information pro forma the reorganisation. 18 Includes in particular non-recurring share-based payments primarily refer to the cost of the free share grant (IFRS 2) of 1 December 2017, including social security costs, put in place following the IPO. 19 Gearing = Total financial debt / Shareholders’ Equity, Group share.

PRESS: Tikehau Capital: Valérie Sueur – +33 1 40 06 39 30 UK – Prosek Partners: Henrietta Dehn – +44 7717 281 665 USA – Prosek Partners: Trevor Gibbons – +1 646 818 9238 press@tikehaucapital.com

SHAREHOLDER AND INVESTOR: Louis Igonet – +33 1 40 06 11 11 shareholders@tikehaucapital.com

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