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Ardian races towards target for biggest-ever secondaries fund – exclusive

The secondaries giant is understood to have collected at least $9bn for ASF VIII, which has a $12bn target.
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Secondaries deal volume sees blockbuster year

More than $70bn traded on the secondaries market last year, according to data from several advisory firms.

Looking forward: Americas and Europe

Secondaries volumes and fundraising are likely to have a record 2018. Here are some predictions for 2019.

Whitehorse looks to raise biggest preferred equity fund – exclusive

The preferred equity specialist is returning to market two months after announcing the final close on its second fund.

ABN AMRO seeks buyers in PE unit spin-out – exclusive

The team is seeking buyers to back a portfolio of 25 Dutch companies and provide capital for a new private equity fund, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Ardian and PineBridge buy AIG portfolio – exclusive

The portfolio comprised around 340 private equity, credit, real estate and fund of funds positions.

TDR runs single-asset restructuring – exclusive

Landmark Partners is lined up to back the deal which involves pub chain Stonegate Pubs.

PAI explores single-asset secondaries process on Fund IV – exclusive

The buyout firm wants to move Swedish chemicals producer Perstorp into a continuation vehicle, Secondaries Investor has learned.

HarbourVest back with Dover Street secondaries fund – exclusive

The firm is expecting to raise around $6.5bn for Dover Street X, including co-investment pockets and SMAs.

Goldman buys $2bn GIC portfolio – exclusive

The deal is one of the largest LP portfolio transactions.

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