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Editor's View

Our in-house take on what news, trends and developments affecting the secondaries market means to its different participants. In these weekly commentaries we stir discussion and prompt debate as well as comment on issues important to market participants in a lively and thought-provoking way.

Dark Matter
The VC secondaries market is booming but buyers should beware entering a booming market at a time of sweeping change.
money on table
Double-down funds don’t pose an immediate threat to the continuation fund market, but they are a reminder of the need for secondaries funds to justify their fees.
Grim Reaper, death, cemetery
Regulatory proposals in the US should, if enacted, strengthen the continuation fund industry.
Apple Orange
Ensuring we're all counting apples with apples will be crucial to taking the secondaries market to its next stage of evolution.
gas
The firm's $841m acquisition of preferred equity stock in a midstream natural gas company shows infrastructure deals come in all shapes and sizes.
buildings
GPs can be at the mercy of even the weakest connections to adherence to ESG standards – real or perceived.
viking attack barbarian knight soldiers
The normalisation of continuation funds, the pervasiveness of secondaries technology and the opportunity for retail capital are three areas that have caught our attention in recent weeks.
building
A successful fundraising by the secondaries business would help to prove investors are not concerned about a conflict of interest.
niche, specialisation
Recent fundraises for timberland secondaries and GP-led European strategies illustrate a growing trend.
Asia
The actions of the Chinese government could be the difference between a good and a great year for the Asian secondaries market.
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