Duke Street’s sale of employee benefits company Xafinity to Advent International marks the second major secondary buyout in as many days. With the buyout market currently a dichotomy between cash-rich and exit-starved managers, SBOs could be set to rocket. Deborah Sterescu reports.
EQT IX is expected to be 70-75% invested following the deal
Previous fund held a final close in 2012 with capital commitments of USD 840m
MoU marks LBO France's first foray into the Chinese market, with plans to open a local office
ECI bought the asset from Phoenix less than three years ago