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

The firm’s predecessor vehicle, Lexington Capital Partners IX, closed on $14bn in 2020.
The fundraising comes as its secondaries unit, Strategic Partners, eyes as much as $20bn for its latest private equity flagship.
Rolling Funds VC
The market has been waiting to see what kind of reception TPG’s pool would attract from LPs, being a first-time fund and a new platform for the mega-firm.
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The fundraising comes as its secondaries unit, Strategic Partners, eyes as much as $20bn for its latest private equity flagship.
Ares Landmark fund
Landmark Equity Partners XVII raised 40% of its target in a final close last month amid an overall drop in secondaries fundraising among firms so far this year.
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The volume of PE secondaries vehicles holding final closes between January and September this year dropped 49% year-on-year, according to Secondaries Investor data.
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The investment consultant is seeking $250m for a dedicated secondaries fund, following consultants such as Hamilton Lane and StepStone in managing pooled private markets funds.
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Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is also understood to have been in talks to buy a stake in the secondaries giant.
Blackstone Strategic Partners IX hit $17.2bn in the third quarter of the year, according to the firm's latest earnings call.
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Unlike traditional VC funds, Industry Ventures Direct III will only invest in companies the firm already has exposure to through its secondary and fund of funds strategies.
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