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The European direct secondaries specialist is seeking more than $2bn across separate vehicles.
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Argosy Strategic Partners, the firm's secondaries unit, exceeded its fundraising target in just five months since its first close.
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The firm is expected to hold the final close on its latest programme before end-June.
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The firm, which spun out of New Enterprise Associates in 2018, raised two funds, including a special vehicle to buy portfolios being liquidated by other VC funds.
Hiive, a trading platform for stakes in privately held companies, is led by former Setter MD Sim Desai and aims to launch in the spring.
Evoco has raised €162m to acquire portfolios of companies in the European lower-mid-market, with a particular focus on German-speaking countries.
Strip sales have not been as pervasive as other forms of direct secondaries like GP-led continuation funds and single-asset deals.
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Ardian has backed several sizeable deals designed to grow an investment manager's third-party AUM, involving groups such as Mubadala and John Hancock.
The asset management arm of Abu Dhabi's second-largest SWF has sold a portfolio of assets to a group led by BlackRock and received a $400m primary commitment.

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