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Looking back: Top 5 deals of 2018

Secondaries Investor takes a look at some of the most interesting transactions over the last 12 months.

Looking forward: Americas and Europe

Secondaries volumes and fundraising are likely to have a record 2018. Here are some predictions for 2019.
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Pantheon makes secondaries promotions

San Francisco-based Kevin Dunwoodie has been made partner, one of two to make the step up in this round of promotions.

Montauk TriGuard returns with Fund VIII – exclusive

The West Coast niche secondaries firm ranked 29th in the latest SI 30 list of biggest fundraisers.

Ardian and Strategic Partners receive re-ups from Tennessee

The US pension has committed $150m to each of the firms' latest private equity funds and is also considering buying and selling on the secondaries market.

The NEA spin-out – a glimpse of VC’s future

Goldman Sachs and Hamilton Lane's backing of a $1.35bn VC directs deal shows it is no longer a place where buyers struggle to write big tickets.

Secondaries proves second best for Florida SBA

The strategy has returned 14.6% since inception, though high pricing and competition is causing the pension to lower its expectations, according to senior investment officer John Bradley.

Campbell Lutyens opens fourth US office

The secondaries advisor and placement agent has opened in Charlotte, adding to its New York, Chicago and Los Angeles offices.

BlackRock hires Jasper Ridge partner in secondaries build-out – exclusive

Veena Isaac, a former Pantheon and Goldman Sachs professional, is the latest addition to the secondaries team at the world's largest asset manager.

Partners Group remains bearish on secondaries

A combination of high valuations, geopolitics and currency concerns is affecting the asset manager's secondaries market outlook.

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