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The view from Edinburgh: UK pensions still wary of PE

While many UK pensions are familiar with the secondaries market, few view it as an easily accessible way of freeing up liquidity.

Pradera completes fund recapitalisation – exclusive

The London-based retail real estate manager’s sale of a six-property portfolio will allow investors in its Pradera European Retail Fund 2 to fully exit the vehicle.

USS offloads another portfolio to Ardian – exclusive

The sale is at least the second between the Universities Superannuation Scheme and the investment firm as the UK pension faces a growing liabilities deficit.

Aberdeen sells PPP assets in £400m directs deal

The UK’s Pensions Infrastructure Platform has acquired a portfolio of stakes in 10 projects across roads, waste facilities, hospitals and social infrastructure.

HVPE to moderate secondaries investments

HarbourVest Partners' listed investment vehicle is around 5 percentage points above its target allocation for the strategy amid a rising valuations environment.

Queen Elizabeth the second(aries)

The Paradise Papers, a cache of leaked documents from offshore services firm Appleby, reveal an investment in HarbourVest's 2005-vintage secondaries fund.

Hollyport closes Fund VI on $500m hard-cap – exclusive

This is the first dollar-demoninated fund for the tail-end specialist, which attracted US and multinational institutional LPs to its latest vehicle.

Pantheon targets $1.2bn for third infrastructure fund

The global investment firm's latest vehicle in the strategy will focus on secondaries and co-investments.

Newbury buys Palamon stakes

The deal involves the London firm's latest buyout fund which was part-raised by a 2015 stapled deal involving a group of buyers led by Goldman Sachs.

Hollyport eyes final close on Fund VI above target – exclusive

The tail-end specialist expects to have raised more than $400m by the end of the quarter for its sixth fund, Secondaries Investor has learned.

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