In this extract from The Secondaries Market, Brian Mooney and Jeremy Joersz of Greenhill Cogent discuss the changing buyer landscape, the increase in GP-led deals and where the market will go next.
The investment bank's analysis of the first half suggests that 2017 could break records on a number of fronts.
The €700m deal involves 48 European and UK assets in a GP-led process run by Campbell Lutyens.
Almost 90% of respondents to a recent survey by Campbell Lutyens described the market as 'competitive' or 'highly competitive'.
The intermediary will offer its revamped database free of charge to registered users.
The advisory firm and placement agent is also planning to open a second Asia office in Singapore.
Dominik Woessner's departure comes as the investment bank shuts its Singapore office and centralises operations in Hong Kong.
The placement agent and advisory firm has opened an office in Florida and plans to launch in four other locations.
Sameer Shamsi left the firm in March, while Ryan Rohloff is set to join in the summer, Secondaries Investor has learned.
The investment bank's European head of private capital advisory has left after 11 years, Secondaries Investor has learned.