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SwanCap hits €433m final close

SWAN III, which is already 50% deployed across 20 deals, can make primary, secondaries and co-investments.

AlpInvest, Ardian take PEI’s secondaries awards

Bumper fundraising, stapled deals and preferred equity were some of the themes in the awards for 2017.

Sobera acquires healthcare directs portfolio

The Berlin-headquartered firm continues to acquire assets on a deal-by-deal basis and is unlikely to deviate from this strategy any time soon.

Goldman shops growth portfolio – exclusive

The investment bank's GSIP unit is exploring the sale of stakes in 15 companies, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Goldman was backer in Hutton Collins directs deal – exclusive

The bank is understood to have paid €100m into the deal, which included a stake in Byron Hamburgers.

Northleaf poaches Vision Capital partner for New York office launch

Matt Shafer will lead the New York team and focus on the origination and execution of secondaries transactions.

AB Value closes sixth fund, hires partner – exclusive

The Asian direct secondaries firm has hired Motoya Kitamura, previously founder of Roc Partners, as managing partner.

Unigestion secondaries fund closes on target – exclusive

The Swiss firm has raised €300m to invest in the smaller end of the market, seeking a net IRR of 20%.

LPs stepping back from secondaries going into 2018

Despite buoyant fundraising, the number of LPs actively investing in secondaries funds fell from last year, according to a survey by Probitas Partners.
Christiaan de Lint

Finding beauty in complexity

Headway Capital Partners’ Christiaan de Lint says his firm, with its knack for direct secondaries, relishes ‘handling deals that other secondaries buyers don’t like’.

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