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16 August 2012

Credit Suisse swoops for BNP Paribas private equity portfoliop

bnp-paribas_sq CS Strategic Partners, the secondaries arm of Credit Suisse, is in the final stages of buying a clutch of private equity assets from BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank, two people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

15 August 2012

Coller picks up £1bn fund portfolio from Lloydsp

news_lloyds_lrg Coller Capital has bought its second portfolio of fund interests from Lloyds this year, as the state-backed banking giant looks to de-risk its balance sheet to meet regulatory requirements over the next two years.

6 August 2012

Institutional sell-offs see secondary markets gear up for growthp

cog_gear_green_170sq1 With a record number of funds returning to market in 2012, LPs are increasingly eager to free up capital to invest in this vintage - leading to a healthy level of secondary acitvity.

2 August 2012

GPs come round to secondary fund salesp

While the proposition for secondary acquirers is relatively straightforward, attitudes will vary between fund managers as to how they feel about being sold on.

20 July 2012

Private equity industry awaits secondary delugep

Following London-based secondaries specialist Coller Capital’s monster fund close, the industry’s much-anticipated take-off may have finally arrived.

19 July 2012

Coller Capital closes sixth fund on $5.5bnp

London-based secondaries major Coller Capital has closed its sixth fund, Coller International Partners VI (CIP VI), on a higher than expected $5.5bn – half a billion dollars above its initial target.

19 July 2012

Chinese state to pick up GM pension plan private equity commitments

China’s government plans to become a major investors in some of the world’s largest private equity funds by picking up stakes currently held by the General Motors pension plan.

18 July 2012

Tough economic times could yield “exceptional vintages”p

The current market conditions, while tough, remain extremely favourable for private equity as they provide for a healthy dealflow at very interesting entry levels, according to one investor.

17 July 2012

Tullett Prebon bolsters alternatives unit with PEFOX acquisitionp

tullett_kishore_170sq Tullett Prebon has bought PEFOX as part of plans for a new unit that will provide risk management services for LPs, including the ability to hedge their exposure to private equity funds using derivatives contracts.

16 July 2012

Fund managers face tough choices over secondary salesp

blocks5_sq Many GPs remain less than enthusiastic about their fund positions being acquired by a secondary specialist. Their view is, why go for a secondary fund that does not have primary capital, when you could go for an LP that has the capacity to invest in future funds?

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