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Japan’s Ant Capital holds first close on secondaries Fund 5 – exclusive

The private equity firm has already raised around half the target of Bridge No.5-B Private Equity Secondary Investment Fund, Secondaries Investor has learned.

AlpInvest, Ardian take PEI’s secondaries awards

Bumper fundraising, stapled deals and preferred equity were some of the themes in the awards for 2017.

Global LPs most concerned about regulation and deployment in 2018

Half of the global investors surveyed by Augentius expect market conditions to worsen this year compared with 2017.

Partners Group eyes €1bn for global infra strategy

Secondaries and primaries funds can be allocated up 60% of the firm's latest Global Infrastructure programme.

Ardian taps HarbourVest principal to lead Tokyo office

Kanji Takenaka will be charged with building a business which accounts for more than 12 blue-chip Japanese investors worth $2bn in AUM.

Asia Alts to offload $500m of stakes – exclusive

The Asia-focused fund of funds manager is working with Greenhill Cogent to divest a portfolio of older interests, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Greenhill and Setter: six of the best on secondaries in 2017

Record volumes, high prices and the growing popularity of VC funds are among the trends outlined in recent reports from the secondaries advisors.

Ex-Greenhill Asia head resurfaces at Lazard

Dominik Woessner will be based in Singapore, where he spent 10 years in Greenhill Cogent's Asian secondaries advisory team.

AB Value closes sixth fund, hires partner – exclusive

The Asian direct secondaries firm has hired Motoya Kitamura, previously founder of Roc Partners, as managing partner.

Looking back: Asia-Pacific

Deals linked to Asia-Pacific made headlines in a year when deal volume and fundraising in the region flatlined.

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