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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.

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GP-led restructurings: Could there be an app for that?

Applying truly innovative technology to GP-led processes could open up billions in unrealised NAV to secondaries buyers.
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View from Hong Kong: Wary buyers, tricky assets and tough conditions

Quality, valuations, Australia and China – just some of the topics on the minds of Asian secondaries participants, as we discovered this week.

Preferred equity vs secondaries transactions: The GP’s choice

Ed Ford and Sacha Gofton-Salmond of law firm Travers Smith outline the pros and cons of preferred equity transactions.

Evercore on re-buying winners in secondaries

Single-asset transactions, a growing part of the secondaries market, can offer unique benefits to all parties, write Evercore’s Nigel Dawn, Francesca Paveri and Dave El Helou.

Why 3i is offering a piece of Action

The single-asset restructuring on 3i’s 2006-vintage Eurofund V makes perfect sense, provided the absence of an advisor doesn’t cause problems.
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Five questions with North Sky’s CEO on impact secondaries

The CEO of North Sky Capital discusses fundraising, discounts and the $100bn-plus potential of the impact secondaries market.
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Diving deep into risk: Key takeaways

Secondaries is a strategy open to several hidden risks and investors need to be aware of potential pitfalls.

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.
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Five things to know about Scott Conners’ FlowStone

The veteran of Landmark Partners has launched a secondaries-heavy fund aimed at high-net-worth investors.

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.
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