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Secondaries

12 February 2015

Increased liquidity in private equity industry still falling shortp

running water A sizeable share of private equity investors believe that despite increased liquidity in the asset class the advances are still falling short of current needs.

22 January 2015

Secondaries deal surge sees $49.3bn of deals done in 2014p

handshake deal The burgeoning private equity secondaries market had its busiest year in 2014 after dealmakers completed about $49.3bn of transactions, new research from Setter Capital suggests.

19 September 2014

Strong secondaries market leads to good pricing for fund assetsp

graph bar chart Private equity secondary dealmaking continues its rude health. Intermediary and advisor Elm Capital analyses the situation.

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.

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