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Cipio closes Fund VII above target – exclusive

The €174m direct secondaries fund has already made three investments.

Lexington buys raft of stakes from German media firm

The stakes were accrued as part of ProSiebenSat 1 Media's 'media-for-equity' programme, through which it exchanges media coverage for equity stakes in promising companies.

NewQuest taps Bain exec for India push

The direct secondaries firm formally opened its Mumbai office this week.

Draper Esprit: primary and secondaries differentiation is ‘a bit weird’

Chief executive Simon Cook speaks to Secondaries Investor about the firm's approach to the secondaries market, the problems with the traditional private equity model and a deal that is edging towards close.

Verdane snags fishing hook maker

This is the seventh investment from the Nordic direct secondaries firm's Verdane Capital IX.

Akkadian IV raises $118m for direct secondaries

The firm makes direct secondaries investments in high-growth tech companies.

Emerging markets secondaries still in their infancy

Asia is the largest while the majority of transactions are direct secondaries.

Deutsche picks up tail-ends from LGT and EIF

The acquisitions comprise interests in European midmarket buyout funds.

Clayton to divest Apollo, Bain, Warburg Pincus exposure

The newly appointed head of the US financial regulator must divest direct and indirect holdings in at least 54 private markets funds.

Pomona Investment Fund hires business development head

Bob Alderman will focus on US advisory firms and brokers at Pomona Capital's secondaries-focused vehicle for high-net-worth retail investors.