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Lawyers, including Proskauer's Sean Hill, expect GPs to invest in more complex and non-traditional secondaries deals in 2015.
Internal transfers are less complicated than external transactions, but the same documentation is required, according to Nicholas Holman, co-head of the investment fund group at Hogan Lovells.
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.
Ted Craig, who focuses on fund formation, secondaries transactions and fund advisory, has been promoted to partner in the firm’s London office.
The Colombian division of Skandia Old Mutual isn’t investing in secondaries right now, but anticipates value in the secondaries market going forward.
FACTA has gone into effect and the AIFMD compliance deadline is right around the corner - all of which secondaries firms must be alive to.
Christiaan de Lint
Headway founder Christiaan de Lint explains why secondaries deal flow might slow down once banks gets to grips with tough regulations.
An increasing number of fund managers are changing their marketing strategies to better comply with new regulations in Europe.
Paul Volcker
Investment banks such as Goldman Sachs – which now has a ‘Volcker implementation team’ – are expected to divest more assets this year via the secondaries market, lawyers say.
Large-scale asset disposals coupled with an improved primary fundraising market should increase dealflow, according to advisory firm Altius.

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