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

Pantheon taps ex-First Avenue exec for global fundraising role

Justin Mallis will work on fundraising activities for the investment firm's institutional strategies.

Golding raises €364m, eyes H2 for follow-up fund

The German private equity firm's latest buyout fund has allocations towards primaries, secondaries and co-investments.

Partners real estate gets US pension re-up

El Paso Firemen & Policemen's Pension Fund has made a commitment to Partners Group Real Estate Secondary 2017 which is seeking €2bn.

Whitehorse raises at least $730m for Fund II

The preferred equity specialist has raised $729m a month after Secondaries Investor reported that the firm was preparing to hold a close in the first quarter.

GCM Grosvenor hits $700m secondaries hard-cap

The firm, which focuses on deals of under $50m, was originally targeting $250m, according to a filing with the SEC.

Mantra hits first close on way to €100m target – exclusive

The niche investor's second fund has hit €64m as it aims for double the amount raised for its debut vehicle in 2015.

Finland’s eQ hits €65m secondaries first close

Almost half the capital comes from the firm's latest fund of funds.

How liquidity can attract more French LPs to private equity

A vibrant secondaries market is one of four ways to help attract more LP capital to the asset class, according to the head of body which represents French institutional investors.

Montana eyes final close on fourth fund – exclusive

The firm has hit its €650m target for mcp Opportunity Secondary Program IV after three months of fundraising, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Portfolio Advisors closes on $1.5bn hard-cap

The fund, which was targeting $1bn, includes El Paso City Employees' Pension Fund, according to PEI data.