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Stafford holds third close on timberland FoF

The private markets firm is two-thirds of the way to the $500m target for Fund VIII which can acquire stakes in funds focusing on the strategy.

Pantheon expands infra team

The London-based investment firm, which is raising its third secondaries infrastructure fund, added Richard Sem as a partner and two other professionals.

All eyes on Apax and Nordic

The success or failure of two significant GP-led processes will have widespread consequences for the secondaries market.

Mass Mutual sells European fund stakes

Committed Advisors has acquired fund interests including IK 2007, which holds hydraulics and pneumatics company DGI.

Harvard endowment to continue illiquids reduction

The $36bn fund reported strong private equity returns after implementing an “aggressive” restructuring plan in December 2016.

BC Partners staple: sellers revealed

LPs that chose to sell their stakes in BC European Capital IX to Lexington Partners include media group scions, insurers and endowments.

Nordic explores GP-led process on Fund VII – exclusive

The potential deal involves the Scandinavian private equity firm’s 2008-vintage fund, which has around €2bn in NAV, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Connecticut re-ups with Landmark

The US state's Retirement Plans and Trust Funds has committed $100m to the secondaries firm's latest private equity vehicle.

CalPERS names Meketa as new infra consultant

Meketa will take over from StepStone Group, having already assumed the role of private equity consultant for the pension in March.

Ardian fund performance revealed

The firm's 1999- and 2004-vintage funds are its best-performing, according to documents seen by Secondaries Investor.