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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.

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Experienced GP-led secondaries professionals are in high demand, and we are unlikely to have seen the last on the subject of this week’s high-profile break-up.
innovation
Several advisors are looking at how special purpose acquisition companies can widen investor access to GP-led secondaries deals, though the obstacles are many.
lawsuit
The pandemic has thrown up some unexpected issues for secondaries market participants, including a sponsor who threatened litigation over a stapled deal.
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Several reports have come out giving a comprehensive view of the secondaries market in 2020. Here are some things you may have missed.
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Lexington Partners’ tie-up with Moonfare could be the model that will allow secondaries firms to tap a lucrative new market.
wind power
A recent GP-led deal involving an evergreen structure represents a novel way for infrastructure investors to hold on to assets. The question is whether such transactions can scale.
crystal ball
With a record $95.6bn raised for secondaries vehicles last year, the question is how the fundraising party will carry on.
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Vincent Gombault – a figure known for his polarising personality and management style – oversaw the evolution of Ardian’s rise to the top of the secondaries market.
2021 new year
Three things to look out for in the secondaries market over the next 12 months.
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One of Wall Street's biggest banks and an M&A goliath has decided it's time to turn its attention to the GP-led market, and it's making its mark.
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