Commentary

Thought leadership from the secondaries sector’s leading voices including legal experts, industry veterans, asset class specialists (from real estate to private equity) and academics.

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.

BRG: How to extract liquidity from tail-end assets

Executives from BRG discuss the alternatives to liquidity for mature funds that are struggling to access the secondaries market in this sponsored Q&A.

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.

Ardian: LPs demand a more customised approach

Investment solutions tailored to an investor’s needs are gaining in popularity, according to the investment firm's Martin Kessi and Krista Oertle.

The NEA spin-out – a glimpse of VC’s future

Goldman Sachs and Hamilton Lane's backing of a $1.35bn VC directs deal shows it is no longer a place where buyers struggle to write big tickets.

Secondaries: A bigger, more nuanced market

Armed with the most recent data, Nigel Dawn, senior managing director at Evercore, reflects on the market's growth, what has surprised him the most in its evolution and where he sees it heading in the next decade.

Why Korea is fertile ground for those seeking new LPs

Ardian has become the latest private markets firm to open an office in a country whose institutional investors are hungry for private markets.

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