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Thought leadership from the secondaries sector’s leading voices including legal experts, industry veterans, asset class specialists (from real estate to private equity) and academics.

What returns on agri secondaries?

Sister publication Agri Investor spoke to Stafford Capital Partners' Bernd Schanzenbaecher to find out more about the firm’s agriculture strategy days after it made its first investment in the asset class.

All eyes on Apax and Nordic

The success or failure of two significant GP-led processes will have widespread consequences for the secondaries market.

Landmark’s 2017 predictions

Ian Charles, a partner on Landmark Partners’ private equity team and Jamie Sunday, a partner on the firm’s real estate team, discuss the market's challenges and their predictions for the rest of 2017

All change on the Eastern front

Several Asia-related deals have given secondaries participants in the region reasons to be optimistic.

Industry Ventures’ Swildens on VC secondaries

Hans Swildens is chief executive and founder of the venture capital-focused fund of funds and secondaries specialist. He speaks to Secondaries Investor about who's selling what, the rise of corporate spin-outs, and how small and complex rules the day.

Evercore on rolling over assets, part 2

In this second part of our Q&A, advisor Evercore's Nigel Dawn discusses GP-led deals and where that sector of the market might go from here.

Landmark on the return of the mega-deal, part 1

Ian Charles, a partner on Landmark Partners’ private equity team and Jamie Sunday, a partner on the firm’s real estate team, discuss how secondaries transactions worth more than $1bn may lead to a record year for deal volume.

Evercore’s Dawn on rolling over assets, part 1

Nigel Dawn, from advisor Evercore, discusses some of the ways in which GPs can strategically access the secondaries market to actively manage their portfolios, as well as LPs' familiarity with asset sales.

Notes on EQT’s staple deal

We take a closer look at the Nordic firm's recent deal and the vogue for stapled transactions.

A question of value: Proskauer on structured deals and recaps

In this second part of our Q&A with law firm Proskauer, Mike Suppappola and Kate Simpson discuss the use of special purpose vehicles in structured secondaries and treading a fine line in fund restructurings and recapitalisations.