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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.

Fund restructuring: a source of friction

The fact that Apax Partners shelved plans for its GP-led secondaries process shows that LPs desire a genuine 'do nothing' option.

Children of the revolution

As the secondaries market continues to drive change in the world of private capital, there are lessons to be learned, according to panellists at the BVCA’s annual conference.

Lex on fire

Lexington Partners has inked a series of high-profile deals recently and its return to market may be just around the corner.

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.

All change on the Eastern front

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

Notes on EQT’s staple deal

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

Why the SEC is probing secondaries…again

A few issues could give the commission cause for concern in what appear to be relatively vanilla transactions.

Fresh faces: introducing the SI 30’s five new entrants

Specialisation is becoming a critical edge for secondaries firms; it’s no wonder the five firms who joined our ranking of the top 30 managers all have this in common.

The consultant’s case for secondaries

The strategy suits both fledgling and mature portfolios – with caveats – says Cambridge Associates.