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Alex Lynn is senior reporter for Private Equity International in Hong Kong. He previously covered the EMEA region from PEI's London office, where he was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year - Alternatives 2018 and 2019. He has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University.
The US's largest public pension has been exploring ways to reach its target private equity exposure, including via secondaries investments.
Under the hood
Hong Kong-based CLSA is seeking up to $100m from the likes of HNWIs and wealth managers to build a portfolio of pre-IPO tech unicorns, Secondaries Investor understands.
Investor relations appointment
Amelia Offer previously spent nine years at events business Informa Connect, where she had most recently served as editor-in-chief of industry conference SuperInvestor.
Timberland
SIT IX, which acquires secondaries positions in existing timberland funds and co-investments. has already deployed $168m across five investments.
Employer with magnifying glass exploring application papers
The latest guidance from the LP body encourages GPs to disclose net IRR with and without the use of such facilities, in addition to the methodology used to reach that figure.
VC liquidity
Listings on PrivateMarket.io have risen 37% as GPs look to partially exit their portfolio companies at a time when liquidity is scarce, founder Loïc Engelhard told Secondaries Investor.
Real estate
Around $7.2bn worth of real estate secondaries deals closed or were placed under contract last year, according to research from Landmark Partners.
Singaporean skyline
The Singaporean platform has been tasked with connecting an unnamed GP to potential investors for a deal, chief executive Katrina Cokeng told Secondaries Investor.
The firm will return to market after closing its latest primaries vehicle next quarter, Secondaries Investor has learned.
Mumbai India
The Asian secondaries specialist has raised $1bn for its fourth fund and appointed an MD to its India team.
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