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CPPIB backs Olympus stapled deal – exclusive

Canada's largest pension fund has used preferred equity in a transaction that helps the Asia-focused buyout firm with its Fund V, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Candover: the saga continues

The acquisition of Arle Capital Partners by a distressed legacy specialist is the latest in an almost decade-old attempt to salvage the UK investor’s legacy portfolio, sister publication PEI reports.

Deutsche picks up tail-ends from LGT and EIF

The acquisitions comprise interests in European midmarket buyout funds.

Golding makes raft of promotions

The fund of funds manager invested around €200m in secondaries and co-investments last year, according to a statement obtained exclusively by sister publication Private Equity International.

Blackstone tops buyers’ wishlists – Palico

Secondaries buyers' desires have changed over the last 18 months with safer mega-funds more popular than niche strategies, according to Palico.

Ardian tender offer for Bridgepoint III receives tepid response – exclusive

The global investment firm's offer of par to 30 June NAV was not taken up by the majority of LPs, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Younger funds sales jump 30% – Greenhill Cogent

Opportunistic sellers are adding newer vintage funds to their portfolio sales in order to attract better pricing for the bundles, according to a report by the investment bank.

SURS seeks manager for annual $300m mandate

The $17bn pension fund wants to hire a manager to help it achieve diversification across vintage year, industry sector and strategy type.

SLEPET picks up stake in TowerBrook III

The interest in TowerBrook's 2008-vintage fund was SL Capital Partners' listed vehicle's sole secondaries purchase during the last six months.

Diversity and GP-led deals drive secondaries advisory – exclusive

Three advisors accounted for around half of the $40bn in deal volume last year, which saw an increase in GP-led restructurings and a rise in real assets deals.