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Repairing pre-crisis partnerships is a $100bn market, but the technical challenges are considerable and best practice remains a work-in-progress.
Private equity chief Réal Desrochers gives us the inside scoop on what and why CalPERS wants to buy on the secondaries market.
Amazon’s expected €70m purchase of the members-only shopping website will benefit firms including Cipio and Kennet Partners.
Matthieu Ducharme has joined the nascent London Private Equity Futures and Options Exchange.
Goldman and Lexington have reportedly been beneficiaries of the secondaries-focused mandate.
The direct VC secondaries investor had $400m of interest from investors for its second fund.
The Paris-based firm, also in exclusive talks for some of Natixis' French private equity operations, has closed 'one of the largest secondary private equity transactions in history' with the purchase of a portfolio of mature fund interests.
The listed firm is expected to again team with Coller Capital to spin out a portfolio, but the potential transaction would see 3i become the manager of the assets in play rather than the seller.
The firm’s secondary team, which has committed 75% of its $2.9bn Fund VII, has jointly funded the spin-out of a German VC group whose new media portfolio includes some high profile companies like Groupon.
The Swiss alternatives manager has more than doubled the size of its previous global secondaries fund, closed in 2006.
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