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The Harvest process allowed LPs in the firm’s seventh and eighth funds to sell their stakes at relatively high prices compared to other recent deals.
Alex Mejia is joining Baird less than 18 months after joining Goldman to advise on single- and double-asset GP-led deals.
The deal was to be priced off the sale of a minority stake software business Medius to Advent but was negotiated down in line with falling public markets.
Private equity performance has held relatively steady compared with the pain in the public markets so far this year. That may start changing over the new few weeks.
Clearlake is among a host of firms exploring building out or bolting on secondaries platforms.
The deal totalled somewhere in the range of $2bn to $2.5bn, making it one of the largest deals of the year.
LPs are beset with a glut of requests for re-ups from their existing managers, in many cases at a much quicker pace than ever before.
Some public pensions appear to think any sunlight allowed on their private equity decision-making processes would cause irreparable damage to their ability to continue investing in the asset class.
Secondaries pricing has become uncertain, with inflation, supply chain disruptions, geopolitical turmoil and rising interest rates causing public market volatility since the beginning of the year.
The portfolio sale, relatively small compared to the $1bn-plus transactions that hit the market since last year, is expected to get a lot of looks.