PODCAST: Strategic Partners’ Perry on the state of the market and career lessons learned

Presenting the latest instalment of Second Thoughts, an ongoing miniseries from Secondaries Investor that delves into the latest trends affecting the fastest-growing market in alternatives.

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In this latest episode of Second Thoughts, our bi-monthly take on the biggest trends and developments in secondaries, the spotlight is on our yearly ranking of the top secondaries firms globally. Blackstone Strategic Partners has topped this year’s SI 50 ranking published by Secondaries Investor and Private Equity International, raising $51.3 billion across funds that closed between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2023.

Senior reporter Madeleine Farman speaks with global head Verdun Perry, discussing the state of the secondaries market, what Strategic Partners is looking for in opportunities currently, and some of the key moments across Perry’s career.