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LPs stepping back from secondaries going into 2018

Despite buoyant fundraising, the number of LPs actively investing in secondaries funds fell from last year, according to a survey by Probitas Partners.

Special situations more in demand than real assets

Expectations of a change in market conditions during and the funds trading at discounts have led to their popularity, according to Asante Capital Group.

Three-quarters of LPs commit to secondaries funds – survey

Regional differences are still palpable in attitudes to investing in the strategy, according to sister publication Private Equity International's Perspectives 2018 survey.

Funds taking longer to raise in 2017

Funds that closed this year took on average two months longer to raise than those that closed last year, with the mean fund size slightly up on 2016.

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.

ILPA: secondaries returns picked up in Q1

Secondaries have under-performed the All Funds index across all timeframes under review, according to the LP association.

Blackstone, Bain, Advent top ‘most desirable’ list

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

Lexington’s mid-market IV bolsters Q3 fundraising

Fundraising for private equity secondaries rose by more than one-third year-on-year, with Lexington's $2.7bn raise accounting for the lion's share of capital.

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.

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.