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.

‘Complex and conflict riddled’, but not all bad

Concerns from a sophisticated institutional investor should be heeded… to a point.
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The perils of trying to strike oil

News has emerged of an energy GP-led deal that could be worth $5bn; such deals are full of pitfalls.
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Single-asset sceptics

The rise of single-asset transactions has left some market practitioners unimpressed.

What could possibly go wrong?

The secondaries market is going from strength to strength. Can anything throw it off track?
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‘Absurd’ transactions and a $5bn deal: takeaways from Cannes

Five surprising themes emerged from secondaries discussions on the French Riviera this week.

How strip sales could insulate GPs from a no-deal Brexit

GPs worried about the UK's fate but who want to leave money on the table should look to secondaries for their backup plan.
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Could fury about PE fees drive dealflow?

Some buyers will be licking their lips in anticipation of cost-cutting-driven sales this year.

Four new secondaries stories for 2019

What do we think we will be reporting this year?

2018: a year in Friday Letters

Secondaries Investor’s weekly letters, published every Friday, induce fulsome agreement, righteous anger and everything in between. Here are some of the most read and commented-on of 2018.

How secondaries will build the Great Wal(greens) of China

HarbourVest Partners’ single-asset restructuring is a prime example of how – if all interests align – such deals can be a perfect prescription for old assets with residual value.
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