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The deal is part of a series of large LP sales driven by liquidity concerns, the need to rebalance investment exposures in investment portfolios and strong pricing for high-quality private markets funds.
LPs are turning to the secondaries market to address liquidity constraints amid improved pricing, as compelling supply/demand dynamics and structural innovations help fuel LP-led dealflow.
The €255bn unit of French financial giant BNP Paribas Group wants to sell a bundle of private equity and infrastructure stakes, Secondaries Investor has learned.
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The Dutch pension giant had brought a portfolio worth $2bn-$3bn to market, Secondaries Investor reported in June.
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The sponsor-initiated secondaries market will hit a stumbling block if incumbent LPs’ needs and wishes aren’t prioritised over those of incoming ones.
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Some LPs not in need of liquidity use the secondaries market as a way to tweak their portfolio's construction, which is the case with IMCO.
While LP sales slowed around spring, activity has picked up and sources expect inventory to increase as the market moves into the third quarter.
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The country’s largest public pension will pursue both private equity and private credit continuation fund opportunities, according to investment policy committee member Sam Y Chung.
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Such alternatives could be better options than selling fund stakes if LPs must take massive discounts, according to the $251bn pension's senior investment officer John Bradley.
As part of the system’s policy established in 2022, the pension has been building exposure to areas of private equity it may have skipped in the past such as smaller funds and growth-focused GPs.

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