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10 December 2012

Partners Group closes secondaries fund on €2bn

Switzerland-based private investment firm Partners Group has closed its Partners Group Secondary 2011 fund on its hard cap of €2bn.

5 December 2012

Groupama private equity auction stallsp

The sale of Groupama’s private equity operations has stalled after bids from at least five of the world’s largest secondary funds failed to meet the troubled mutual’s price expectations, three people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

27 November 2012

UPDATE: HarbourVest gathers $2bn for latest secondaries vehiclep

Global private equity firm HarbourVest Partners is two-thirds of the way to its $3bn target for its latest secondaries vehicle Dover Street VIII.

27 November 2012

LGT set for oversubscribed final close of third secondaries fundp

Switzerland-based private equity and hedge fund manager LGT Capital Partners is nearing a final close for its third secondaries fund, which two sources told AltAssets is currently oversubscribed and likely to close on its hard cap.

26 November 2012

Credit Suisse sounds out buyers for secondaries armp

zurich_lrg Credit Suisse has begun the hunt for buyers for its private equity secondaries unit, a sale that is expected to attract the attention of some of the world’s largest asset managers, two people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

7 November 2012

JP Morgan collects $438m for secondaries fund IIp

Investment banking giant JP Morgan has gathered more than $430m towards its second fund dedicated towards picking up existing private equity commitments from limited partners seeking liquidity.

25 October 2012

Greenpark Capital on emerging market secondariesp

Daniel-Green_sq Emerging market secondaries are becoming an attractive niche for investors looking for better pricing, exclusive deals and potentially higher returns. But do the returns justify the risks? Greenpark Capital spoke to AltAssets about investing in the space.

24 October 2012

Blackstone eyeing up to $3bn for hedge fund secondaries vehicle

hedge_170sq Global private equity giant Blackstone is reportedly planning to launch a multibillion dollar fund to buy stakes in hedge fund managers in the secondaries market.

17 October 2012

AXA PE, Pantheon, ACP pick up Suomi Mutual private equity interests

A trio of buyout firms have picked up a portfolio of private equity fund interests from Finnish insurance group Suomi Mutual, it is understood.

15 October 2012

Spanish mid-market private equity firm GED raises secondary direct fund

Spanish mid-market private equity firm GED has closed its sixth fund, the first in a line of secondary direct funds.

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