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The deal is one of the higher profile GP-led secondaries to emerge from the slowdown in activity in the second half of 2022.
buy and sell dice rolling around
Market professionals anticipate 2023 will be a record year as pent-up demand bursts through pricing hesitation and stored-up dry powder is unleashed.
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The goal is to back treasure assets that sponsors are trying to hold and grow, even when they run up against structural fund issues like tapping out reserve capital.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority secondaries
Even as secondaries activity slows in the dislocated markets, certain large deals are getting over the line.
Fighter jet
Secondaries activity has slowed as a result of market dislocation and a wide gap between buyer and seller expectations.
supermarket
The portfolio is understood to comprise private equity, credit, growth and infrastructure stakes in a Campbell Lutyens-advised process.
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Economic dislocation spurred by runaway inflation and rising interest rates is making it harder to close secondaries deals as the gap between buyer and seller pricing expectations widens.
Rolling Funds VC
The market has been waiting to see what kind of reception TPG’s pool would attract from LPs, being a first-time fund and a new platform for the mega-firm.
stapler
Other big tender processes in the market are being run by Carlyle Group and Harvest Partners, both of which include the potential for large staples of fresh capital.
StepStone and Schroders lead Trinity Hunt two-asset secondary
The deal, a concentrated-asset GP-led secondaries process, is among a few that have been able to navigate to final close this year despite the widening bid/ask spread.
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