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Our senior editorial teams covering PE, private debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondaries discuss the latest in how private markets are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Plus: ways firms are helping people out in the crisis.
We caused a stir with reports of unnamed LP defaults last week; was it a storm in a teacup?
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An overhang of LPs wanting to sell stakes in funds could delay transfers in order to conform with publicly traded partnership rules.
pumpkin pie
GP-led processes were used to isolate top performing assets during the bull market, so why not the opposite now?
Two European LPs have already defaulted on capital calls, and more are rumoured, creating a potential pool of early secondaries opportunities.
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Buyers' own rates of deployment will decrease by nearly 30% over the next two months, according to Setter Capital.
knight
The niche strategy is coming into its own, as it did back in the global financial crisis.
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GPs should be aware of right of first refusal clauses and PTP issues when processing transfer requests from LPs brought about by the covid-19 crisis.
Bounty
Buyers with an appetite for unfunded commitments could be an early beneficiary of coronavirus-related volatility.
Action supermarket
The retailer at the centre of one of last year's largest single-asset deals is preparing for a 'very tough' Q2.
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