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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.

Landmark draws second blood

But is the firm’s Swiss secondaries rival paying as much attention these days?

Secondaries have a spring in their step

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

Liquid refreshment

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

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.

An ‘edda-fying’ development

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

Advisors are enjoying the GP-led party

Our annual survey of activity highlights the growing significance of manager-led transactions.

Why GP-leds have taken off in Europe

Three reasons why the continent, usually behind North America in deal innovation, is in front.

PEI Awards 2017: GP-led deals lead the way

Despite representing less than half of total secondaries volume in 2017, GP-led transactions stole the spotlight in PEI’s annual industry awards.

The muddy waters of performance calculation

The private funds industry is institutionalising, but the methods for calculating and reporting performance are still all over the place.

Why some Nordic Capital LPs feel left out in the cold

Not all LPs in Nordic Capital's Fund VII are happy about having just 20 days to decide on a GP-led secondaries process. 

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