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Atomico (UK) Partners LLP

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Pre-investment (selection)

PE 05. Incorporating ESG issues when selecting investments

05.1. During due-diligence indicate if your organisation typically incorporates ESG issues when selecting private equity investments.

05.2. Describe your organisation`s approach to incorporating ESG issues in private equity investment selection.

Atomico reviews potential investment opportunities in relation to environmental, ethical, social and governance factors. Atomico seeks to back founders and companies that embody ethical principles, sustainable and responsible growth, and that embrace diversity. Atomico analyses the potential impact of a company on these areas. Atomico also instigates ongoing monitoring and reporting to investors on these factors. Atomico has
established a “Values Scorecard”, that incorporates a qualitative review into environmental, governance, social factors, integrity, overall impact of company at scale. The Values Scorecard is integrated into our investment selection process.

05.3. Additional information. [Optional]

PE 06. Types of ESG information considered in investment selection

06.1. Indicate what type of ESG information your organisation typically considers during your private equity investment selection process.

          Our Values scorecard incorporates a qualitative review into Environmental, governance, social factors, integrity, overall impact of company at scale

06.2. Describe how this information is reported to, considered and documented by the Investment Committee or similar.

As part of our due diligence process, we assess prospective companies against an internally developed Values scorecard. The scorecard incorporates analysis into Environmental, governance, social factors, integrity, overall impact of company at scale, along with alignment with Atomico's Principles and Manifesto. These aspects are reviewed and assessed as part of the investment review discussion. Companies are scored against these criteria. These scores are incorporated into the Final Investment Review (FIR) and reviewed by the investment team and Investment Committee.

PE 07. Encouraging improvements in investees

07.1. During deal structuring,what is the process for integrating ESG-related considerations into the deal documentation and/or the post-investment action plan?.

If yes

          We work with our companies post investment to run a Conscious Scaling workshop, as outlined here:, with the template provided here:

07.2. Describe the nature of these improvements and provide examples (if any) from the reporting year

We require all of our investments to integrate a diversity policy within 6 months of our investment. We report diversity statistics and ESG iniatives in our quarterly investor reporting. We also monitor ongoing adoptions of ESG-principals and initiatives through interactions with the Board and the companies' leadership teams.

In addition, we recently launched our Conscious Scaling Initiative:

07.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

PE 08. ESG issues impact in selection process (Private)