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EQT used Fund VII in Asia staple

LPs in the firm's 2015-vintage buyout fund were also given the option to sell their stakes to Partners Group, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Asian secondaries: worth a second look

The strategy is an increasingly popular way of refreshing global private equity exposure in the region, and buyers need to be savvy about the terrain, writes Atlantic-Pacific Capital’s Charles Wan.

Adams Street opens Seoul office

Chris Cho, who joined the Adams Street Partners this month from Lazard Asset Management, will head the firm's Seoul outpost as a principal.

Chinese institutional investors and HNWIs to up alternatives exposure

Chinese pensions are expected to make a push into alternatives with a 6% allocation by 2030, according to a report by Casey Quirk, a Deloitte-owned consultancy.

Standard Chartered PE renews spin-out plan

The bank has previously made secondaries sales of private equity assets to groups including Goldman Sachs and Coller Capital.

A new dawn for securitisations

Temasek’s upcoming Astrea IV deal could herald a way for retail investors to access private equity in earnest.
Evercore's secondaries advisory business advised on $5bn in 2014

No change at Duff & Phelps post-acquisition

The management team of the firm, which started up a secondaries advisory business last year, will maintain its equity stake and continue in their current roles.

Temasek to return with Astrea IV securitisation – exclusive

The Singaporean state-backed investor has been acquiring private equity stakes on the secondaries market to include in the portfolio, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Funds taking longer to raise in 2017

Funds that closed this year took on average two months longer to raise than those that closed last year, with the mean fund size slightly up on 2016.

ILPA: secondaries returns picked up in Q1

Secondaries have under-performed the All Funds index across all timeframes under review, according to the LP association.