PODCAST: Ardian’s Colas on the potential for secondaries growth in 2024

The size of the secondaries market will triple between now and 2030, the firm’s co-head of secondaries and primaries predicts.

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In this episode of Second Thoughts, our bi-monthly take on the biggest trends and developments in secondaries, Ardian’s co-head of secondaries and primaries Vladimir Colas makes a bold prediction for the secondaries market: the first private equity fundraise to breach the $30 billion mark will be a secondaries vehicle.

LP portfolios being brought to market are only growing in size, and if they could, sellers would be offloading even larger portfolios. However, secondaries activity is still constrained by the amount of capital available to deploy into these transactions.

Colas sat down with senior reporter Madeleine Farman to discuss how large the secondaries market could become in the near future, as well as how many new entrants Ardian expects to break into the secondaries market in 2024 and beyond.