In the third of Unquote's Lockdown series, Francois Aguerre, partner and co-head of origination at Coller Capital, discusses how long-term investment prospects are still strong despite the current economic disruption.
The correction we are likely to see in the secondaries market will be part of a wider global correction leaving all market players starting from a new basis, Aguerre says, adding that there will most certainly be a better pricing environment for secondaries buyers.
Aguerre also notes that Coller's pipeline of opportunities has not declined commensurately with transaction volumes, meaning activity could pick up fairly quickly once there is more certainty on both the buy- and sell-side.
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