Secondaries

Idinvest Secondary Fund II holds €214m final close

Idinvest Partners has held the final close for its Secondary Fund II (ISF II) on €214m, closing above its original target of €200m.

France unquote | 04 Apr 2014 | secure

Azini Capital raises $100m vehicle

UK-based direct secondaries firm Azini Capital has raised a $100m fund.

unquote | 06 Mar 2014 | secure

Auda closes Secondary Fund III on $332m

Private equity-focused investment manager Auda International has held the final close of its Auda Secondary Fund III (ASF III) vehicle with commitments totalling $332m.

unquote | 29 Jan 2014

NPRF offloads €800m PE portfolio to Lexington

The National Pensions Reserve Fund of Ireland (NPRF) has sold around €800m of global private equity fund interests to secondaries firm Lexington Partners.

unquote | 24 Jan 2014 | secure

HarbourVest throws Motion lifeline

HarbourVest Partners has extended the life of Motion Equity Partners’ fund to enable it to exit portfolio companies.

unquote | 15 Jan 2014 | secure

HarbourVest promotes Flower

HarbourVest Partners has named Tim Flower as managing director in a promotion from his previous position of principal.

unquote | 02 Jan 2014 | secure
Direct secondaries: breathing new life

Direct secondaries: breathing new life

An industry-wide impetus is needed to resuscitate an ailing sector. Kimberly Romaine reports

unquote | 06 Dec 2013
Zombie funds: Fright of the living dead

Zombie funds: Fright of the living dead

Limited partners are increasingly haunted by zombie funds, but GPs are adamant there is a way to resurrect these dead investments. Karin Wasteson picks those GPs' brains

unquote | 31 Oct 2013
Q&A with LGT's Vercoutere

Q&A with LGT's Vercoutere

Ivan Vercoutere, managing partner at LGT Capital Partners, speaks to Kim Richters about the current secondary market and the firm's latest vehicle

DACH unquote | 30 Oct 2013

AlpInvest raises $4.2bn for secondaries

AlpInvest Partners, the fund-of-funds manager owned by Carlyle, has raised $4.2bn for its secondaries programme with $750m going towards its AlpInvest Secondaries Fund V vehicle.

unquote | 17 Oct 2013

StepStone snaps up Greenpark

San Diego-based StepStone Group has completed its acquisition of London-based secondaries house Greenpark Capital.

unquote | 10 Oct 2013 | secure

Adveq secondaries fund hits $175m hard-cap

Adveq has closed its Secondaries II fund on its hard-cap of $175m, above its $150m target.

unquote | 01 Oct 2013

Lexington to raise $8bn secondaries fund

Secondaries investor Lexington Partners is aiming to raise $8bn for its Lexington Capital Partners VIII fund, which will launch next year.

unquote | 06 Sep 2013 | secure

Direct secondaries set to peak in 2017

The volume of the direct secondaries market has already doubled in the last year and is set to continue expanding rapidly, according to recent research by placement agent Triago.

unquote | 30 Jul 2013 | secure

Montana closes debut secondaries fund on €80m

Montana Capital Partners, a firm focusing on the smaller end of the secondaries market, has closed its annual programme on its hard-cap of €80m.

DACH unquote | 02 Jul 2013 | secure
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