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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.

India: fertile ground for GP-leds?

Asset and manager quality still pose problems for secondaries buyers in a market where many funds are coming to the end of their lives with large amounts of remaining NAV.

HarbourVest raises $1.7bn for non-US fund of funds

The fund is targeting primary fund investments, secondaries and direct co-investments in Europe, Asia and emerging markets.

Ashburton seeks $85m for African secondaries – exclusive

The firm is targeting blue-chip buyout funds in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region, with a first close expected in June.

Mantra hits first close on way to €100m target – exclusive

The niche investor's second fund has hit €64m as it aims for double the amount raised for its debut vehicle in 2015.

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