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Blackstone, Bain, Advent top ‘most desirable’ list

Advent, Apollo and Carlyle round out the top of Setter Capital's most sought-after managers list.

Lexington’s mid-market IV bolsters Q3 fundraising

Fundraising for private equity secondaries rose by more than one-third year-on-year, with Lexington's $2.7bn raise accounting for the lion's share of capital.

Secondaries comes in fifth for Florida SBA

The pension's secondaries portfolio has been outperformed by buyouts, distressed and growth equity over the past year but continues to beat its public market benchmark.

Ardian fund performance revealed

The firm's 1999- and 2004-vintage funds are its best-performing, according to documents seen by Secondaries Investor.

LP sentiment on secondaries dampens

Expectations of capital distributions are up, with high pricing and dry powder dampening deployment, according to a report by Rede Partners.

Prices for special sits and turnaround increase

Average high bids for special situations and timber funds increased by 11.03% and 32.44% respectively over the period.

CD&R, Waterland and CVC among most desired funds

Stakes in Clayton, Dubilier & Rice's 2008-vintage fund traded at a 15% premium to NAV, according to data compiled by Palico.

SI 30: Europe gains ground while Asia drops off

Fundraising by Europe-headquartered managers rose by almost one quarter in this year's exclusive ranking of the top 30 secondaries firms.

SI 30 ranking: Ardian retains top spot

The Paris-headquartered firm has raised more than double its closest rival in our exclusive list of the world's biggest secondaries managers.

Fund managers can have their say on Volcker rule

The 25-question consultation “paves the way” for a rewrite of the rule that restricts banks’ investment into private equity funds.