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9 July 2014

AltAssets LP-GP Network passes 5,000 funds mark as demand for performance data grows

graph bar chart The number of funds the AltAssets LP-GP Network offers detailed performance data for has passed the 5,000 mark as interest in the networking service continues to build.

8 July 2014

Lexington leverages global backing to hold $1.07bn mid-market secondaries fund close

money dollar coins cash capital Secondaries private equity specialist Lexington Partners has easily beaten its target for its latest fund by holding a final close on just over $1bn.

3 July 2014

Hollyport Capital collects 60x return on Sauflon secondaries deal

Sauflon Private equity secondaries specialist Hollyport Capital has made more than 60-times its initial investment by selling its minority stake in Sauflon Pharmaceuticals in a deal worth about $1.2bn.

3 July 2014

Secondaries firm Landmark Partners nabs Morgan Stanley MD

interview hire job suit tie Real estate secondaries firm Landmark Partners has hired former Morgan Stanley managing director Geoffrey Mullen as principal.

1 July 2014

Deutsche Bank secures more than $230m for new secondaries fundp

fund Deutsche Bank has secured more than $230m for its $1bn-targeting third secondaries fund, AltAssets can reveal.

30 June 2014

State-Boston eyes trio of new PE fund investment in emerging markets managers

boston landmarks The $3.9bn State-Boston Retirement System is reportedly looking to invest another $45m in private equity funds of funds, secondaries and energy vehicles in the emerging markets.

16 June 2014

Secondaries fundraising activity more than triples year-on-yearp

handshake deal Private equity secondaries fundraising has more than tripled so far in 2014 thanks to eight funds attracting increased attention from LPs.

10 June 2014

Secondaries maintain value as volume predicted to reach record levelsp

Some $50bn in dry powder for secondaries, regularly replenished by specialist general partners and the secondary pockets of funds of funds, should drive annual secondary volume more than 36 per cent higher to over $30bn in 2014 - "easily eclipsing" the 2012 record of $26bn.

9 June 2014

Lexington Partners looks to up mid-market fundraise hard cap past $1bn

dollar pic money cash Private equity secondaries giant Lexington Partners is reportedly looking to up the target for its current mid-market fundraise to $1bn.

20 May 2014

Northleaf easily beats target in $255m debut secondaries fund final close

canada dollar Canadian private equity firm Northleaf Capital Partners has reportedly held a $255m final close for its debut secondaries fund.

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