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9 February 2015

Secondaries returns not as high as expected

euro capital money coins Secondary returns are not as lucrative as expected when compared to direct investments according to a study by eFront.

9 February 2015

LGT closes debut co-investment fund on $432m

money-8-840239-m Swiss alternative asset manager LGT Capital Partners has made a final close of $432m for its first dedicated co-investment fund.

6 February 2015

‘Ballooning dealflow and active management’ drive secondaries not dud funds, says Pantheon’s Livingstone $

grab money capital dollar Ballooning dealflow and active portfolio management are driving secondary sellers, not poor fund performance, said Pantheon’s Elly Livingstone in an interview with AltAssets.

5 February 2015

Increased PE activity in LatAm drives secondary opportunities, says industry insider $

Brazil Secondary opportunities in emerging markets like Latin America are continuing to grow due to increased private equity exposure, said Pantheon’s Elly Livingstone in an interview AltAssets.

5 February 2015

Real estate volume grows to $4.8bn in 2014, 30 per cent increase from 2013 $

money Real estate secondaries deal volume grew roughly 30 per cent from $3.7bn in 2013 to $4.8bn in 2014, according to data by Landmark Partners.

2 February 2015

Hellman & Friedman in talks to buy Apax-backed British publisher

need-for-speed-1397111-m Buyout specialist Hellman & Friedman is said to be in talks with Apax Partners to purchase UK auto classified ads publisher Auto Trading Group, after losing out on the deal last year.

30 January 2015

Holly expands investment team with Grindrod and Richards hires

handshake deal handshake dealUK secondaries firm Hollyport Capital has expanded its investment team with the hiring of Richard Grindrod and Nicholas Richards as associates.

27 January 2015

CVC, Apax most in-demand secondaries for 2014 according to Sunaina Sinha $

money-1035681-m Buyout funds CVC, Apax and TPG are the most desired private equity secondaries in 2014 ,although ‘that doesn't necessarily mean it’s for sale’ according to Cebile’s Sunaina Sinha.

27 January 2015

Portfolio Advisors buys stakes in GMT Communications Partners III

money-437272-m Secondaries-focused private equity firm Portfolio Advisors has purchased a number of private equity stakes in GMT Communications Partners III, AltAssets can reveal.

26 January 2015

Lexington collects $7.3bn for mammoth secondaries vehicle

money-437272-m Private equity firm Lexington Partners has reportedly collected $7.3bn for its eight fund making it the largest secondaries fund in vehicle in the market AltAssets understands.

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