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Dry powder and auctions are pushing prices for LP interests higher, explains Ed Gander, co-head of global private funds group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
GPs taking the lead on liquidity events will draw more investors to private equity and drive secondaries pricing up, according to Neil Campbell, head of Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments.
The best secondaries market opportunities are found ‘off the beaten track’, and not through auctions, explains Hanspeter Bader, managing partner and head of private assets at Unigestion.
Partners Group bought $120m worth of original commitments in Venator’s Trophy Property Development.
The market for small- and medium-sized transactions is picking up, writes Lars Lindqvist, founder and chief executive of broker Cattegatt.
Pomona Capital has used Fund VIII to buy four LP interests in Cinven III and IV and two CDR funds from The New Mexico State Investment Council.
Ex-Atlantic-Pacific professionals Michael Pilson, Alexander Mejia and Kevin Imhoff comprise the placement firm's new secondaries advisory team.
Four months of talks between GMT and its LPs to restructure GMT's Fund II are nearing a resolution, as GMT looks to get back on the fundraising trail to raise €400m for Fund IV.
Private equity fund interests from the Royal Mail's pension fund could be sold off by the UK government after it took over responsibility for the Mail's pension scheme in 2012.
A unique structure is said to have allowed Ardian to bypass the time-consuming GP approval process for all 350 interests.

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