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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.

Secondaries have a spring in their step

Spirits are high in the European secondaries market despite some jitters around dry powder.

Finding uncorrelated returns through lower mid-market secondaries

Star Mountain Capital founder and chief executive Brett Hickey tells us why specialised secondaries have an advantage.

Ardian’s head of Japan: ‘tight labour market is a challenge’

The Paris-based manager likes the look of the country's mid-market and sees hiring and investment opportunities as challenges.

Liquid refreshment

Offering liquidity at the end of a fund’s life may become standard, while energy funds are picking up steam.

For private funds, the beginning is in the end

GPs need to show they can handle their end-of-life funds when raising a new fund.

Abraaj too far?

Travails at the emerging markets private equity firm may present a buying opportunity, but it may be too big a stretch for most secondaries buyers.

Should end of life be a new beginning?

Negotiations and arrangements for the remaining portfolio – including potential secondaries sales – can prove fiendishly complicated, writes Julie Corelli of law firm Pepper Hamilton.

Altamar on out-manoeuvring deployment headwinds

In February, Altamar Capital Partners hit a €541m final close on its latest secondaries fund. Managing partner Miguel Zurita speaks to Secondaries Investor about the fundraising and what to expect next.

An ‘edda-fying’ development

What does Verdane's debut buyout fund say about the direct secondaries market?

Duff & Phelps on expanding into GP-leds

Richard Olson, Bill Arnold and Dan Nolan talk to Secondaries Investor about the firm's plans in the GP-led space and how it plans to stand out from the crowd.

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