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Why secondaries are not a free lunch: the myth of education

In the first of a three-part series, Cyril Demaria, head of private markets at Wellershoff & Partners, says that new entrants into the secondaries market often underestimate the amount of information and level of insight required to succeed.

Looking back: Top five deals of 2017

Secondaries Investor examines the transactions that caught the eye over the last 12 months.

Looking back: Asia-Pacific

Deals linked to Asia-Pacific made headlines in a year when deal volume and fundraising in the region flatlined.

EQT used Fund VII in Asia staple

LPs in the firm's 2015-vintage buyout fund were also given the option to sell their stakes to Partners Group, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Innova deal uses staple for sixth fund – exclusive

There are reportedly multiple buyers in the tender offer on Fund V, all of which will make a contribution to its CEE-focused successor..

Caisse des Dépôts spin-out nears debut fund target with staple – exclusive

The deal brings Qualium Investissement to a first close on its latest fund which has a €350m target, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Sellers in EQT staple revealed

The former chief exec of Deutsche Telekom was one of the LPs who sold stakes to Partners Group, UK regulatory filings show.

Children of the revolution

As the secondaries market continues to drive change in the world of private capital, there are lessons to be learned, according to panellists at the BVCA’s annual conference.

​Portugal’s Explorer struggles to close staple – exclusive

The lower- and mid-market-focused firm had hired Greenhill Cogent to work on a tender offer process on its 2009-vintage fund, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Asante enters secondaries advisory – exclusive

The firm is putting together a 10-strong secondaries team, split between London and New York, to focus on vanilla deals as well as more complex processes.