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Verdane raises more than $600m for directs

The Nordic direct secondaries specialist has hit the hard-cap on Verdane Capital X, which is double the size of its 2016-vintage predecessor.

Goldman and Hamilton Lane back $1.4bn direct secondaries deal

NewView Capital Management, which acquired a portfolio of 31 stakes from VC-giant NEA, used them to seed its debut fund.

Verdane exits to Nordic cleantech specialist

The firm is selling special metals services provider Scanacon Intressenter, which it acquired in 2012 through a take-private deal.

Five new entrants shake up the SI 30

This year’s list welcomes a fresh spin-out, a direct secondaries player and niche specialists.

Why Electra is a complex proposition

The UK’s Electra Private Equity may have ended its search for a buyer, but its five remaining assets remain in play. Will anyone be brave enough to buy them?

AlpInvest backs $260m marketing and public affairs deal

The Carlyle unit becomes the first outside investor in a group launched by a former Microsoft executive and strategist for Bill Clinton.

Deal-by-deal directs players have a bigger role to play

This rare breed of secondaries player could help push tricky fund recapitalisations over the line.

Headway completes first deal from HIP IV

The secondaries firm has backed the acquisition of a minority stake in a US medical billing company.

Glendower backs acquisition of Bridgepoint directs portfolio

The secondaries firm has provided direct secondaries buyer Compass Partners with €100m to acquire a mix of minority and majority stakes in three assets.

Second Alpha raises $76m for direct secondaries

Second Alpha Partners IV, which was in market for 15 months, has already invested in technology and media targets.

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