DOWNLOAD: What’s behind H1 2021’s secondaries fundraising numbers

H1 was the second-best half-yearly total for secondaries fundraising with Coller Capital, LGT Capital Partners and others holding sizeable closes.

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Secondaries fundraising hit its second-highest half-yearly total ever in the first half, despite being down 27 percent in year-on-year terms.

Funds that hit final close raised $39.8 billion in the six months to end-June, down from $54.5 billion in H1 2020, according to Secondaries Investor data.

A total of 38 funds held final closes on capital in the first half, the largest being Coller International Partners VIII, which raised $9 billion in January and accounts for nearly one quarter of the vehicles raised in the period.

Seven funds, one of which was an infrastructure-focused vehicle, closed at more than $1 billion, including those of LGTWhitehorse Liquidity Partners, Hamilton LaneBlackRock and Ares-owned Landmark Partners.

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