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The tech sector drew the most direct secondaries last year, according to advisory firm NYPPEX. It expects nearly $20bn in direct secondaries to transact across sectors this year.
Sarah Schwarzchild and David Lei will head up real estate secondaries for Carlyle-owned Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management.
The firms top Setter Capital's list of the 50 most sought-after US LBO funds. Providence, Welsh Carson and Kelso round out the 24 funds given an 'excellent' liquidity rating.
PEX has hired Katherine Hill Ritchie from fellow advisory and placement firm Stream Capital.
The London-based brokerage has opened an office in Dubai to service new buyers on the secondaries market, led by Gahtan Vahidy, a former PwC consultant that joined Tullet in 2010.
The Switzerland-based broker has opened a second US office to take advantage of the growing demand for private equity and hedge fund secondaries.
A comparison of 2013’s H1 and H2 bids show a 10% shift in the second half as well as a wide dispersion of bids per fund, according to a study by Elm Capital.
Only 18% of LPs say they aren’t active on the secondaries market in any way – 33.5% said the same back in 2007.

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