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There are bright spots to look out for at a time when secondaries activity is largely paused with the global spread of covid-19.
A study from fund administrator Gen II Fund Services sheds light on how fund managers expected the pandemic to affect their valuations.
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Here’s a taste of what senior market professionals had to say about the state of the secondaries market in sister publication PEI’s recent roundtable.
Secondaries funds are more exposed to individual companies than ever and will play a significant role in seeing them through the crisis.
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Secondaries was the biggest driver of growth in AUM for the investment manager.
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Less competition and a likely increase in the number of smaller forced sellers could make 2020 a good vintage for niche players.
Institutions hurt by 'chronic corporate earnings disruption', such as university endowments, could come under pressure to sell on the secondaries market.
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Secondaries has a bigger toolkit at its disposal to support the market's long-term growth during a crisis that bears similarities to the 2008 GFC.
Valuations and pricing have become closely linked as buyers put less emphasis on future upside when evaluating assets, according to Elm Capital.
In part two of our mini-series on the impact of debt on secondaries deals during the coronavirus crisis, we examine how the steep decline of NAVs can have powerful implications for the future of the SPV leverage market.

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