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Cloud file-sharing service WeTransfer brings in secondary investors

Early shareholders in the technology company sold to a consortium led by HPE Growth Capital via a direct secondaries deal.

Secondaries under-performs other strategies over all periods

Returns for secondaries funds rose slightly on a quarterly basis, but the strategy has performed below the All Funds benchmark across all periods, according to data from the Institutional Limited Partners Association.

Debt fund GP-led deals enjoy bumper first half – report

Credit and distressed funds accounted for 20% of GP-leds deals in H1, according to data from Greenhill.
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GPs with more skin in the game make safer bets – report

GP ownership is a significant factor in risk-taking, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Business and Goethe University Frankfurt.
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One man’s treasure: Why LPs are selling less and rolling more

Evercore's half-yearly report highlights a notable decline in the proportion of LPs choosing to sell in GP-led processes. This could be indicative of profound, longer-term changes.
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Fund of firms: Who owns what?

With Blackstone’s stake in BC Partners the latest deal in an expanding market of GP stakes, here's a look at which firms have been on the acquisition trail.
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Korea’s GEPS issues RFP for secondaries managers

The South Korean government pension fund wants to commit $100m in total.
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Proskauer hires former Kirkland partner

Leith Moghli joins from Reed Smith and focuses on secondaries transactions, fund formation and fund incentive arrangements.
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Crestview seeks staple in multibillion secondaries deal – exclusive

The firm, founded by two former senior Goldman Sachs executives, is running a tender offer involving around $4.6bn of net asset value.

Greenspring ups target by 85% on latest VC fund

The firm is targeting $600m for Greenspring Secondaries Fund IV, having sought $325m for its 2017-vintage predecessor.
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