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New details have emerged on HarbourVest’s ‘rescue’ of Motion’s €1.25bn Fund II, one of the first major restructurings of a tail-end fund in Europe.
Talks stall after several months of negotiations, according to a source inside one of the camps.
Scott Myers has recruited talent including private placement veteran Loren Boston to launch New York-based Hycroft Advisors.
Market sources expect an agreement in coming weeks that would allow LPs in the firm’s 2002-vintage Fund III to gain liquidity.
The newly independent SwanCap has $450m left to spend of its freshly raised $1.2bn fund.
A cash injection from HarbourVest rescues Motion’s €1.25bn Fund II.
Snapping up secondaries is not as straight-forward as it was in 2011 and 2012.
LPs need to be pushing harder to realise value from venture funds that are 10-12 years old, a report suggests – which may be good news for secondaries players.
Evoco’s restructuring of an ailing private equity portfolio (backed by secondaries firm Headway Capital) illustrates one way that the industry can deal with its many dysfunctional funds.
Andrew Caspersen will focus on the growing need of GPs to restructure aging funds that are approaching the end of their lives.
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