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Landmark decision for Louisiana firefighters

Landmark Partners has beat out Lexington for the FRSL pension's $25m secondaries allocation because of its smaller-sized fundraise.

Rede Partners grows secondaries capabilities

The placement and advisory firm has hired Yaron Zafir, a founding member of Paul Capital’s European secondaries team.

Australian LP to sell $1bn in PE stakes

QSuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, is said to be aiming to capitalise on current secondaries market pricing with the sale.

Buyer beware: it’s a seller’s market

High asset pricing in secondaries has created a seller's market. Novice buyers must be aware of the due diligence required.
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Talks to sell Perseus Books prove inconclusive

Perseus, the US-based private equity manager, has retained the ownership of its second most valuable asset after talks to sell the publishing company wound up without a sale.
Hard hat and plans

Ironbridge progresses with $1.5bn restructuring

HarbourVest Partners has stepped in to rescue the two-year restructuring process of the Australian private equity firm's funds, giving investors the option of joining a new vehicle.
Sliced cake

Wellcome Trust to sell $750m venture stakes

The charitable trust's portfolio of venture capital funds is expected to be sold in chunks to different buyers as it pursues a policy of concentrating holdings into fewer, larger positions.
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Boost to Morgan Stanley real estate fund

The fundraising for Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners' second real estate secondaries fund has raised $65.5m in commitments so far towards its $500m target.
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Ardian: we are not in a race to invest

Ardian managing partner and head of Ardian USA Benoit Verbrugghe plots a course for its recently raised $9 billion Fund VI and what the French firm plans to do next.
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Corporate Partners to restructure second fund

The former private equity arm of investment bank Lazard is seeking a recap of its $1.1bn 2005-vintage Fund II, according to sources.