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Risk avoidance and allocation in secondaries transactions

Ropes & Gray’s Raj Marphatia and Jianing Zhang explain how a secondaries transaction on an Indian-focused fund nearly fell apart.

AlpInvest’s Moerel and Perriello on navigating a booming market

AlpInvest Partners’ Wouter Moerel and Chris Perriello, managing directors and co-heads of the firm’s secondaries investment team, discuss growth in the secondaries market, why they don’t use leverage and what a worst-case scenario could look like.

Akin Gump on hot topics in the secondaries market

As GP-led restructurings continue to increase momentum, lawyers at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld consider how market practice is developing in a fast-moving sector.

The seven problems with carried interest allocation

Simon Havers of executive search firm Odgers Berndtson details why carried interest allocation is not smooth sailing.
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We just closed our new fund and already an investor wants out?

The little known ‘low-funded secondary’ can help GPs in the short and long term, writes Vintage's Abe Finkelstein (pictured).
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The private equity secondaries market: a Cinderella story

The secondaries market's transformation into a $70bn market is due to both a wave of the Fairy Godmother’s wand and the payoff for years of scrubbing floors, write Houlihan Lokey's Jeff Hammer and Paul Sanabria.

Pomona Capital: The evolving secondaries market

Secondaries firm Pomona Capital celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Chief executive and founder Michael Granoff discusses how the secondaries environment and Pomona have evolved and what he sees for the future

ILPA’s GP-led guidance comes with implementation challenges

Disclosure, the role of the LPAC and status quo options may make some GP-led restructurings unaligned with the industry body's guidelines, according to Cleary Gottlieb.

How GPs can take the lead on GP-leds

On the heels of ILPA’s recent best practices on GP-led secondaries, BRG’s Finbarr O’Connor and Gavin Farrell take a practical look at issues important to LPs, and how GPs can address the guidance as they formulate transactions.
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Landmark: the critical aspects of a fund restructuring

GP-led deals are on the rise. How does this growth compare with historical levels, and what do these liquidity solutions look like from a secondaries investor’s standpoint? Landmark Partners’ Jamie Sunday and Ian Charles explain.
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