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4 January 2013

Rothschild swoops on Groupama buyout unit $

eiffel tower 6_sq A secondaries fund managed by investment bank Rothschild has bought a small chunk of the private equity assets put up for sale last year by Groupama, the troubled French mutual insurer.

11 December 2012

HarbourVest GPE to hold $107m Conversus portfolio interest after buyout $

wharf-harbour-boats-ships-sea Harbourvest has confirmed its listed private equity vehicle will take a $95m stake in secondaries rival Conversus Capital as the firm buys out its $1.4bn portfolio.

11 December 2012

Lexington Partners eyeing imminent first close for $750m mid-market fund $

Secondaries-focused private equity heavyweight Lexington Partners plans to hold a significant first close for its $750m-targeting mid-market fund by the end of the year, AltAssets has learned.

10 December 2012

Vision Capital strengthens partnership, associate team

Secondary investment specialist Vision Capital has promoted Daryl Cohen to partner and Jonathan Guest, Konstantin Oelfke and Emil Fajersson to associate.

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 stalls $

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 vehicle $

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 fund $

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 arm $

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 II $

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.

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