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The appointment follows that of Daniel Lee as head of fundraising and investor relations for North America in April.
There are bright spots to look out for at a time when secondaries activity is largely paused with the global spread of covid-19.
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The firm believes the four deal types represent a market opportunity of up to $8bn a year, according to US pension documents.
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Preferred equity has become one of the options for GPs who need additional capital for existing portfolio companies.
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Secondaries funds are more exposed to individual companies than ever and will play a significant role in seeing them through the crisis.
Portfolio finance can offer additional investment firepower or a source of liquidity, both of which are in high demand in the fallout from the pandemic, explains Augustin Duhamel.
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The secondaries market offers various tools sponsors can use, regardless of the lack of visibility caused by the covid-19 crisis.
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The preferred equity specialist has been in market since the first half of last year targeting €1.8bn for its fifth fund.
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Secondaries market leverage use is facing its first real test. Whether it passes will have implications for the future health and reputation of the industry.
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Managing directors David Fox and Fokke Lucas talk about challenges in their roles and their advice to people wanting to enter the industry.
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