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7 August 2014

Global secondaries volume hit record $22bn in first six months of 2014p

measuring jug volume The global private equity secondaries market hit $22bn in the first half of 2014 amid the busiest period in the asset class’s history to date, new research suggests.

16 July 2014

Annual secondaries deal volume on course to beat $30bn for first time in historyp

news_sale3_lrg Global secondary market transaction volume hit the $16bn mark for the first half of 2014, setting a record pace for the full year according to new data.

30 June 2014

Buyout-backed European IPOs hit highest level ever in H1 2014p

stock market graph Private equity-backed European IPOs hit their highest-ever level in the first six months of 2014 after 31 businesses contributing €33.4bn of value through public listings, new research shows.

1 August 2013

Secondary pricing for buyout funds rises despite fall in volumep

During the first half of 2013, secondary pricing for buyout funds increased substantially when compared to the second half of 2012, as the average high first round bid for buyout funds was nearly 90 per cent of NAV - compared to 84 per cent in the second half of 2012.

15 June 2012

Secondaries provide key components of value creationp

As banks are selling non-core assets in order to meet capital requirements and institutional investors are increasingly using the secondary market as a tool for active portfolio management, the secondary market is expected to generate a large amount of investment opportunities throughout the remainder of 2012.

24 January 2012

Secondary buy-outs surge in Europep

Secondary buy-outs (SBOs) accounted for six of the top ten deals in Europe last year, according to new research.

1 August 2011

Record secondary deal activity in first half of 2011, reportp

During the first half of 2011, secondary transaction volume was estimated to be $14bn, distinguishing this period as the busiest first six months of any year in secondary market history, according to secondary specialist Cogent Partners.

5 July 2011

Value-based secondary investing across market cyclesp

The private equity secondary market underwent significant changes over the last decade and in particular over recent years as a result of the global financial and economic crisis. Based on Partners Group’s experience as an active investor in the secondary market since the late 1990s with over $7bn invested to date, this paper highlights how the global market for private equity secondaries is linked to economic development and which factors need to be considered in order to successfully create value at different stages of the cycle.

9 November 2010

Private equity secondary market valuation analysis, a report by Arnaud van Tichelenp

During the current liquidity crisis, the private equity industry has been reshaped and experienced a significant increase in the level of interest and activity in the secondary market. However, despite its growth, the market is still inherently inefficient and pricing tends to vary widely among bidders. Investors need to be aware of the challenges and dynamics of this fast evolving market and to carefully analyse each potential sourced opportunity.

28 May 2010

Private equity secondary market, valuation analysisp

During the current liquidity crisis, the private equity industry is being reshaped and there has been a significant increase in the level of interest and activity of the private equity secondary market. However, despite its growth, the market is still inherently inefficient and pricing tends to vary widely among bidders. Investors need to be aware of challenges and dynamics of the market to carefully assess opportunities in this fast-growing market.

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