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Investcorp secured preferred equity on $866m MENA portfolio deal

HarbourVest Partners backed the deal, which gives liquidity to investors in a portfolio of regional assets in return for preferential early cashflows.

How to tackle macro risk in emerging markets

Sao Paulo-based Spectra Investments sees more currency fluctuations than most. Its chief executive, plus professionals from NewQuest and Park Hill talk through the risks.

HarbourVest boosts EM exposure through Amadeus deal

The deal involves stakes in 10 emerging-market assets from MTN Group, Africa's largest telecoms company.

Are buyers really attracted by higher valuations?

The US prosecutor’s claim that Abraaj ‘boosted’ valuations to entice secondaries buyers is at odds with market logic.
Africa

Carlyle’s Africa fund is a prime candidate for a GP-led secondaries process

Emerging market GP-led deals are rife with difficulties but Carlyle’s name and the dynamics of the secondaries market suggest a deal can be done on its Africa fund.

Carlyle mulled Africa fund stapled deal – exclusive

The private equity giant approached secondaries buyers about acquiring LP stakes in its 2013-vintage Sub-Saharan Africa Fund and making a stapled commitment to its successor.

Looking forward: Asia-Pacific

After several bumper deals in 2018, what will next year hold for the region?

Indian secondaries: getting across the line

A handful of successful GP-led processes, involving household names such as CDC and Coller Capital, represent a significant step forward for the Indian secondaries market in 2018.

Colony to acquire Abraaj fund units and LP stakes

The investment firm is to take control of four fund businesses and acquire Abraaj's interests in the underlying vehicles.

PineBridge tries again to restructure CEE fund – exclusive

The firm is in late-stage talks with a potential backer to restructure its 2007-vintage New Europe Partners II vehicle, Secondaries Investor has learnt.
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