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

Florida SBA makes $250m Lexington commitment

The pension, which has lowered its secondaries return expectations, has helped the firm on its way to an expected massive first close.

Performance watch: Blackstone’s PE funds

Strategic Partners Fund VII has the highest return of the firm's PE vehicles by IRR.

Citigroup spin-out holds $52m second close

Auldbrass was founded by Howard Sanders, who used to make private investments on behalf of Citi Holdings' pension plan.

Stafford launches sustainable secondaries fund

The firm's sustainable capital business makes primary, secondaries and co-investments in companies helping drive the transition to a greener economy.

Providence eyes $1.35bn stapled deal after LP response – exclusive

LPs decided on Friday to sell between $800m and $900m worth of stakes in what could be one of the largest such deals ever.

Whitehorse nearing Fund II final close

The preferred equity specialist founded by Yann Robard has raised $975m for its second fund.

Lexington races towards massive first close – exclusive

The secondaries firm has amassed at least $9bn for Lexington Capital Partners IX in around six months.

Lexington secures $25m US pension commitment

Anne Arundel County Retirement and Pension System has re-upped with the secondaries firm, which is seeking $12bn for its Fund IX.

HarbourVest back with Dover Street secondaries fund – exclusive

The firm is expecting to raise around $6.5bn for Dover Street X, including co-investment pockets and SMAs.

Natixis affiliate raises €199m for secondaries

Euro Private Equity's Select Opportunities II fund invests in secondaries and co-investments in European SMEs.

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