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A look into capital raising for secondaries strategies, including fund launches, hard-caps, fund closures and LP commitments to vehicles.

Stafford holds third close on timberland FoF

The private markets firm is two-thirds of the way to the $500m target for Fund VIII which can acquire stakes in funds focusing on the strategy.

Connecticut re-ups with Landmark

The US state's Retirement Plans and Trust Funds has committed $100m to the secondaries firm's latest private equity vehicle.

BEX Capital collects €120m for FoF secondaries

The niche firm, founded by a former AlpInvest Partners secondaries executive, raised the hard-cap on its oversubscribed sophomore fund.

Michigan commits to Ardian infra secondaries fund

The $30m commitment to ASF VII Infrastructure is part of a $1bn alternatives push by the US pension manager.

Asia Alternatives confirms Fund V close

The San Francisco-based fund of funds manager will invest the bulk of capital in Asia-focused funds, while maintaining capital to make co-investments or secondaries transactions.

Ardian expects $1.2bn close on early secondaries fund

AESF VI will be nearly double the size of its predecessor, according to a document seen by Secondaries Investor that reveals details of the fund's investments.

SwanCap nears final close on third fund

The firm is more than 85% of the way to its target for Opportunities Fund III, which invests in direct secondaries in Europe and North America.

Minnesota to commit $150m to Landmark RE VIII

This is the $82bn pension's first investment with the private equity and real estate secondaries firm.

Pantheon targets $1.2bn for third infrastructure fund

The global investment firm's latest vehicle in the strategy will focus on secondaries and co-investments.

Essling picks up Amundi FoF team ahead of fundraise

The French spinout is planning to launch a fund of funds vehicle with secondaries and co-investment pockets by the end of the year.