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The secondaries firm has added a principal in New York and has promoted Jason Sambanju to managing director and co-head of the firm’s Asian operations.
Tim Flower relocated to the firm’s Hong Kong office from London this month and is the firm’s first dedicated secondaries specialist in the region.
Family offices are expected to help boost secondaries dealflow in the last months of 2010, as many seek to replace existing LP stakes with emerging market exposure.
Goldman and Lexington have reportedly been beneficiaries of the secondaries-focused mandate.
The Chinese sovereign wealth fund is reportedly investing $500m each in custom accounts with secondaries players Lexington Partners, Goldman Sachs and Pantheon Ventures.
The private equity investor, which is currently raising its fourth secondaries fund, sees its Asian secondaries activity doubling in the future.
The Singapore-based firm has hired Alex Sao-Wei Lee from secondaries specialist Coller Capital.
The San Francisco-based placement agent, advisor and secondaries broker has hired ex-AIG Investments executive Edwin Chan to lead its first Asian office.
The South Korean secondaries fund will invest in private equity and special situation portfolios in South Korea and Asia Pacific.
The private equity secondaries firm has hired a chief of its Hong Kong office which opened in August 2007.
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