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Crestline seeks $500m for late-stage PE fund financing

The fund can issue debt or preferred equity and buy fund stakes on the secondaries market, documents from a US pension show.

Expect fundraising to look slower this year

The record amount of capital hauled in for private equity secondaries in 2017 is unlikely to be repeated in 2018.

Fundraising hit record high in 2017

Private equity and real estate secondaries funds raised more than a combined $38bn last year, driven by Strategic Partners and Goldman Sachs Asset Management vehicles.

AB Value closes sixth fund, hires partner – exclusive

The Asian direct secondaries firm has hired Motoya Kitamura, previously founder of Roc Partners, as managing partner.

Meet Coller Capital’s newest rainmaker

The private equity fundraising veteran will no doubt be called upon as the secondaries firm ramps up marketing for its eighth global fund.

Akina set for January close on hard-cap – exclusive

The Swiss firm is seeking €300m to make investments of between €5m and €30m in small- and mid-market European targets.

Unigestion secondaries fund closes on target – exclusive

The Swiss firm has raised €300m to invest in the smaller end of the market, seeking a net IRR of 20%.

10 largest funds in market are targeting $13.8bn

Landmark and Partners Group occupy the fundraising top spots going into 2018.

Looking back: Top five fund closes of 2017

This year may prove to be another record-breaking period for secondaries fundraising.

Shifting gears in the RE secondaries market

Managers of real estate secondaries funds are creating their own niches to put to work the huge sums of dry powder they collected in recent years.