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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.

20 May 2014

Lone Star, JP Morgan near €3.9bn deal for Commerzbank Spanish property loans

spain spanish flag US private equity firm Lone Star and JP Morgan are reportedly close to picking up a portfolio of Spanish property loans for up to €3.9bn from Commerzbank.

15 May 2014

Experienced Pomona principal Walters to leave in wake of strong fundraise

Greg Walters Pomona Pomona Capital principal Greg Walters is reportedly leaving the firm after more than five years as part of its secondaries investment analysis and deal-sourcing team.

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