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In an increasingly crowded transactions market, the competitive edge is shifting to buyers with efficient transaction processes. Fadi Samman, a partner in the investment management practice at law firm Akin Gump, offers his tips for what investors should consider.
Historic infrastructure performance suggests now is the time for increased infrastructure secondaries opportunities in Canada, writes Nigel Brindley, co-founder of investment advisory firm Stratus Infrastructure.
About 63 percent of investors surveyed by Investec are likely to use third-party debt for a secondaries acquisition in the future, explains global head of fund finance at Investec Simon Hamilton.
Leverage is not new to the secondary market, but it has become more prevalent and consequently LPs should keep an eye on the impact of its use, says Chason Beggerow, a partner at private equity advisory firm Altius Associates.
The infrastructure secondaries market will benefit policy-makers and investors by stimulating growth and promising attractive yields, writes Charles Ford, of counsel at Hogan Lovells.
There's a new wave of supply in emerging market secondaries and buyers with local expertise are best placed to exploit these opportunities, says PineBridge's Valerie Chen (pictured), Cristina Alcaide and Amit Mahajan.
The use of leverage in the secondaries market has helped drive pricing and deal volume, but not all investors use the same type of leverage, explains Sunaina Sinha, founder of Cebile Capital.
Acquisitions of listed funds of funds can present excellent opportunities for sophisticated buyers willing to navigate a public acquisition, explain Katherine Ashton and David Schwartz, of Debevoise & Plimpton.
An increasing number of private equity secondaries transactions focused on small buyout and venture capital managers has helped Adveq find value in the market, explains Nico Taverna, head of the firm’s secondaries programme.
European technology companies are providing increasing opportunities for secondaries investors, says Roland Dennert, a managing partner at Cipio Partners.

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