CT Private Equity Trust PLC, formerly BMO Private Equity Trust PLC, is an investment trust. The Company’s investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth through investment in private equity assets, while providing shareholders with a predictable and above average level of dividend funded from a combination of the Company’s revenue and realized capital profits. The private equity funds, in which the Company invests comprise buy-out funds, venture capital funds, and mezzanine funds. It offers access to a diverse spread of private equity investments, principally through exposure to specialist private equity funds and co-investments in individual companies. It may also purchase secondary private equity fund interests (portfolios of investments in existing private equity funds). It may also make direct private equity investments, mainly through co-investment in specific companies. The Company’s investment manager is Columbia Threadneedle Investment Business Limited.