Pantheon is delighted to have been voted Fund of Funds Manager of the Year in Europe 2014 in the annual awards published today by Private Equity International. The PEI annual awards stand out because they, uniquely, reflect the views and votes of our peers in the private equity industry.

 “We were shortlisted by PEI alongside some high calibre competitors in the European private equity space, and could not be more thrilled than to be considered best in class in 2014 by our own peers who voted for us,” commented Paul Ward, Pantheon’s Managing Partner, adding: “This is a particularly special award for us given it reflects the opinions and views of those firms and professionals we have worked with through the years to deliver great results for our clients. As such, we congratulate all our fellow winners in other categories in the 2014 Awards.”

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Notes to Editors

Pantheon 

Pantheon is a leading global private equity fund investor that invests on behalf of over 370 individual institutional investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. Founded over 30 years ago, Pantheon has developed an established reputation in primary and secondary private asset solutions across all stages and geographies. Our investment solutions include customized separate account programs, regional primary fund programs, secondaries, co-investment and infrastructure programs. Pantheon also has private equity solutions for private wealth and defined contribution clients.

As at September 30, 2014, Pantheon had over $31.4 billion assets under management* and we currently have 198 employees, including 72 investment professionals, located across our offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and Bogotá.

Pantheon is owned by Affiliated Managers Group Inc (“AMG”), alongside senior members of the Pantheon team.  AMG is an NYSE-listed asset management company with equity investments in leading boutique investment management firms.  The ownership structure, with Pantheon management owning a meaningful share of the equity in the business, provides a framework for long-term succession and enables Pantheon management to continue to direct the firm’s day-to-day operations.

* This figure includes assets subject to discretionary or non-discretionary management, advice or those limited to a reporting function.

This press release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States.  Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration.”

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Awards methodology

The Private Equity International Awards are announced annually and are the only industry awards decided solely by the private equity industry, for the industry. PEI draws up a shortlist of four nominees in each award category and submits these nominations to voting by industry participants during December and January. Voters are also able to suggest alternative nominees and winners in a category. Voting closes in mid-January and the results are published by PEI in its Annual Review, published in March.

Contact Pantheon:

London

Amanda McCrystal, Principal, Global Head of Marketing and Communications   

Tel:      +44 207 484 6200

Email:   amanda.mccrystal@pantheon.com