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Infra and distressed credit were the biggest Q3 risers

The hunt for yield has helped push up average high bids for infrastructure funds by almost 11%, according to Setter Capital.

Strategic Partners paid 2% discount in $800m Ardian sale – exclusive

The deal involved mature stakes in Ardian's 2010-vintage AXA Secondary Fund V, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Blackstone, Bain, Advent top ‘most desirable’ list

Advent, Apollo and Carlyle round out the top of Setter Capital's most sought-after managers list.

Challenges and opportunities in European direct secondaries

Cipio Partners' Roland Dennert discusses the kind of deals he is seeing, the problem with unicorns and how a maturing tech industry is likely to mean larger funds in future.

Prices for special sits and turnaround increase

Average high bids for special situations and timber funds increased by 11.03% and 32.44% respectively over the period.

Notes on EQT’s staple deal

We take a closer look at the Nordic firm's recent deal and the vogue for stapled transactions.

Aberdeen Standard: value can be found in lesser-known funds

A 'flood of capital' in secondaries has pushed up valuations for flow names, according to the investment firm's Asia-Pacific private equity co-head.

CD&R, Waterland and CVC among most desired funds

Stakes in Clayton, Dubilier & Rice's 2008-vintage fund traded at a 15% premium to NAV, according to data compiled by Palico.
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Two timing issues that can kill a deal

Impending NAV updates and carried interest catch-up can make or break a transaction.

Greenhill: H1 deal volume hit $22bn

The investment bank's analysis of the first half suggests that 2017 could break records on a number of fronts.