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PEI 300: secondaries names make a mark

At least 12 firms with secondaries operations made sister publication Private Equity International's list of the biggest private equity fundraisers over the last five years.

An IRRitating metric

Is the internal rate of return the most appropriate way of presenting investment performance?

UBS: Secondaries market dynamics in five charts

A highly competitive market is leading to reduced return expectations and lower success rates, according to a report compiled by UBS and obtained exclusively by Secondaries Investor.

Blackstone’s bonuses 75% higher for men than for women

The world's largest private equity firm, which said the discrepancy was due to three-quarters of its investment team being male, pays men on average 30% more an hour.

Lexington and Coller drive fundraising activity

Private equity and real estate secondaries funds are seeking around $9bn more compared with the first quarter of last year.

Fund of funds sales drive law firm activity in 2017

Secondaries Investor’s annual law firm survey saw an increase in funds of funds and secondaries funds’ sell-side activity and a rise in complex deal types.

Lazard: GP-leds could surpass $20bn

High pricing, more robust information and GPs being more actively involved in deals will lead to an increase of around 25%, according to research by Lazard obtained exclusively by Secondaries Investor.

GP-leds dominate advisory firms’ 2017 activity

Greenhill Cogent, Evercore and Park Hill worked on around $30bn in total deal volume, according to Secondaries Investor's annual advisory firm survey.

The case for selling tail-end stakes

Data from NYPPEX and Elm Capital show holding on to the oldest of these assets might not be worth the trouble.

Secondaries outperformed all-strategy benchmark in Q3

The net pooled returns of secondaries funds beat ILPA's all-alternatives benchmark across a quarterly, yearly and 10-year basis.

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