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Family offices prefer direct secondaries route

A survey conducted by Private Equity International and Montana Capital Partners showed that the direct route is most popular, followed by GP-leds and small secondaries.

Canada’s Cygnus launches secondaries fund

The firm's main business is giving Canadian investors low-cost access to KKR funds through a Canada-domiciled vehicle.

LGT’s Crown Global IV invested $384m in first half

Investments made by the firm's $2.7bn fund reveal high exposure to growth capital and China, according to its interim results.

SMCR could require UK management shake-up

Regulation designed to draw clear lines of accountability within firms could mean a rethink of management structures or role definitions.

Crown Global III sees small NAV increase

Fund committed $326m in capital during 2016 compared with $629.7m the year before.

Nasdaq launches PE fund exchange

NPM Alternatives is the latest effort to boost liquidity in the asset class and will initially focus on feeder funds.

StepStone picks up 3i infra stakes

StepStone tapped its latest secondaries fund to acquire George Kaiser Family Foundation's entire stake in the six-asset vehicle.

Akina buys stake in cleantech fund

The Zurich-based firm has bought a stake in a fund which invests in energy efficiency, green industrial processes and waste management sectors. The fund also owns a geothermal plant producer.

Sixpoint opens Hong Kong office

The mid-market investment bank has opened its first office in Asia and appointed Benjamin Wiley to lead the expansion.

Connection Capital bolsters senior team

The London-based private investment firm sealed its first secondaries fund commitment earlier this year.