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A market shake-up

Leading secondary advisor UBS lost its chief Nigel Dawn, who later joined Evercore – setting up what could be an epic battle for mandates in the rest of 2013.

The year of the seller?

Talking to secondary market professionals about the dynamic in 2013, the term 'window of opportunity' gets thrown around a good bit. Many have been sitting around this year waiting for sellers to open that ‘window’ by coming to the market.

Funds veteran Morais leaves CPPIB

Jennifer Morais has left CPPIB's funds, secondaries and co-investments team, which is working to deploy $10bn in secondaries deals over five years.

Detroit pension moves forward with private equity

The bankrupt city’s $2bn General Retirement System will interview Landmark and Lexington as it searches for a manager to run a $15m allocation to private equity secondaries.

UBS moves forward with secondaries work

The loss of Nigel Dawn to Evercore has not stopped UBS from moving forward with its secondaries business.

Lehman collects distributions from LP stakes

The bankrupt bank continues to have an active pool of limited partner interests in private equity funds, which contributed to $1.2bn in distributions last year.

Evercore springs into secondaries

With the ‘surprising’ hiring of former UBS secondaries executives Nigel Dawn and Nicolas Lanel, Evercore has almost overnight become a major player in the secondaries world.

Goldman raises at least $3.4bn for secondaries

Vintage Fund VI, which has been targeting $5bn, was expected to close in mid-June.

UBS names secondaries co-heads

In the wake of secondaries’ chief Nigel Dawn’s decision to leave the bank, UBS has named two co-heads to run the business.

UBS to lose secondaries chief

Nigel Dawn, who has helped lead the secondary advisory operation at UBS, will step down by the end of July.