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Greenhill: H1 deal value hit $27bn record

Volume exceeded the previous first-half record of $22bn last year, with transactions of $500m-plus driving activity.

H1 fundraising drops to five-year low

Private equity and real estate secondaries funds raised $12.7bn in the first half, an almost 50% drop year-on-year.

Ardian’s 2017 activity

The firm closed its ASF VI Energy fund on $283m, including co-investments.

Secondaries returns down over multiple time-frames

The strategy underperforms the All Funds Index over all time-frames except the 10-year bracket, according to data from ILPA.

HarbourVest most sought-after as FoF pricing gap closes

The average top price for funds of funds has hit 87% of NAV as buyers start to view them as 'high-quality indices', according to Setter Capital.

Coller: LP appetite for GP stakes ‘disproportionately large’

Almost 40% of LPs have already invested or will consider investing in funds that take stakes in GPs, according to the secondaries firm’s latest Global Private Equity Barometer.

Credit Suisse: pricing hit record high in 2017

Buyout stakes trading at 10% premiums to NAV last year were 'not uncommon'.

HVPE cashes in as HarbourVest embraces credit lines

The use of debt to delay capital calls saw HVPE’s distributions outweigh investments last year.

LGT’s latest secondaries fund in five charts

IT, growth capital and emerging markets are some of themes to have emerged so far in the investment period of LGT's latest secondaries fund.

Energy funds pricing rebounds – Setter report

The recovery of oil prices has boosted the attractiveness of the asset class, according to analysis by intermediary Setter Capital.

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