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Emerging markets hold $48bn in stranded capital

The CEE and CIS regions are disproportionately represented in terms of managers failing to raise successor funds, according to data from industry body EMPEA.

Emerging markets secondaries still in their infancy

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

Rede lands ex-Pantheon exec to lead origination

Dushy Sivanithy, who spent 10 years at Pantheon, will oversee origination activity across the firm’s primary fundraising, secondaries and strategic advisory services.

NewQuest: Asia is not for the faint-hearted

Each regional market poses its own set of challenges and opportunities according to Darren Massara, managing partner at the only Asian firm to make our Si30 ranking.

Discounting the discount

Good deals at a discount have been becoming harder to find in Europe for a while now, so what are GPs doing if they’re not playing the discount game?

Spice Private Equity buys Indian, LatAm fund stakes

The Swiss fund of funds, formerly known as APEN, continues its new strategy of focusing on co-investments and secondaries in emerging markets.

NYPPEX is bearish on emerging market funds

Laurence Allen, chief executive of NYPPEX, recommended that its clients sell interests in PE funds exposed to countries such as Brazil.

Asian secondaries ripe for picking

Some of the best emerging markets secondary opportunities can be found in Asia.

Mantra expects to close €75m fund within a month

Fund of funds firm Mantra expects to close its latest fund in the next four weeks after 10 months of fundraising. The firm focuses on niche and listed private equity strategies in sectors including oil and gas, mining, litigation funding, intellectual property and agribusiness.

PineBridge’s Jiang steps down

PineBridge closed its third secondaries fund on $308m, shy of its $500m target last month.