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As secondaries activity accelerates, more traditional buyout shops are exploring adding these capabilities.
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Large-cap contemporaries including Apollo Global Management and Leonard Green & Partners have launched or are launching buyside businesses focusing on the strategy.
Manulife Investment Management’s GP-led secondaries programme will seek out concentrated deals from the large-cap space through to the lower mid-market.
Pascal Christory, Chief Executive Officer of AXA IM Prime; David Wachter, Managing Partner and co-founder of W Capital Partners
'Valuations have returned to a steady state, but GPs are facing more significant DPI challenges than ever,' W Capital Partners' David Wachter tells Secondaries Investor.
The new secondaries buyer founded by Mantra’s former head of secondaries Fabrice Moyne has an opportunistic and flexible approach across structures and strategies, its partners say.
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CVC Capital Partners has kicked off plans to list on Euronext Amsterdam. It is expecting to raise a minimum of €1.25bn via the IPO.
Yann Robard, founder and managing partner of Dawson Partners, formerly Whitehorse Liquidity Partners
Dawson believes it can differentiate itself in a rapidly growing secondaries market by using scale, founder and managing partner Yann Robard tells Secondaries Investor.
The firm is gearing up to launch its next fund and could target $1bn, Secondaries Investor understands.
The firm plans to significantly scale Performance Equity Management’s secondaries capabilities, according to managing partner Jonathan Tétrault.
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Europe's largest asset manager has been scoping out building an internal team dedicated to the strategy since at least last year.

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