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.

Landmark draws second blood

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

Renegotiating the LPA: basics

Proskauer's Nigel van Zyl explains the key commercial, legal and investor relationship issues GPs need to consider before amending the agreement's provisions or restructure funds.

Secondaries have a spring in their step

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

Finding uncorrelated returns through lower mid-market secondaries

Star Mountain Capital founder and chief executive Brett Hickey tells us why specialised secondaries have an advantage.

Ardian’s head of Japan: ‘tight labour market is a challenge’

The Paris-based manager likes the look of the country's mid-market and sees hiring and investment opportunities as challenges.

Liquid refreshment

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

For private funds, the beginning is in the end

GPs need to show they can handle their end-of-life funds when raising a new fund.

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.

Should end of life be a new beginning?

Negotiations and arrangements for the remaining portfolio – including potential secondaries sales – can prove fiendishly complicated, writes Julia Corelli of law firm Pepper Hamilton.

Altamar on out-manoeuvring deployment headwinds

In February, Altamar Capital Partners hit a €541m final close on its latest secondaries fund. Managing partner Miguel Zurita speaks to Secondaries Investor about the fundraising and what to expect next.

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