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Madeleine Farman

Madeleine Farman is a senior reporter for PEI Group’s Private Equity International and Secondaries Investor titles, based in London. Prior to joining PEI, she had covered private equity, private capital and advisers associated with the industry for other newsrooms and publications since 2016. Originally from New Zealand, Madeleine began her career in radio in Auckland.
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Secondaries Investor reported in February that Glendower Capital Secondary Opportunities Fund V was expected to close over the summer.
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Early estimates for first half activity show secondaries transaction volume is off to a slower than anticipated start this year; yet, the market is expected to pick up some of the shortfall.
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Clark joins the Magic Circle firm as head of its global funds practice from Goodwin.
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The vehicle, which is around 30% larger than its predecessor, has been in market for just over two years and is already one of the largest dedicated standalone funds for secondaries.
Activity has slowed compared with last year’s figures, when the market saw $54bn of volume in the first half.
Healthcare-related assets make up a significant chunk of potential dealflow in the GP-led secondaries market given the sector’s characteristics and outlook.
As buyout shop Astorg makes moves to fill its secondaries bench in its effort to back continuation funds, the key will be winning over firms that may view it as a competitor.
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Chief executive Christian Sinding had said on the firm’s Q1 earnings call it was pondering alternative liquidity options including continuation funds.
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The firm has hired executives from Arch Capital and StepStone, and moved two people across internally to bulk up its secondaries offering.
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Professionals from Evercore, KKR, LGT Capital Partners Morningside Capital and StepStone Group have been included in this year's list.
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