NewQuest collects $1b for Asia secondaries fund
NewQuest Capital Partners has closed its fourth secondaries fund at the revised hard cap of $1 billion, comfortably exceeding the $540 million raised in the previous vintage.
HarbourVest spins out part of Norwest's India portfolio
HarbourVest Partners has spun out part of the Norwest Venture Partners India portfolio into a new fund to be managed by Avataar Venture Partners.
TR targets $300m for fourth fund
Hong Kong-based secondaries specialist TR Capital is seeking to raise $300 million for its fourth private equity fund.
NewQuest seeks $850m for fourth Asia secondaries fund
NewQuest Capital Partners, an Asia-focused secondaries specialist in which TPG Capital acquired a minority stake last year, has set a target of $850 million for its fourth fund.
Lexington leads $1b stapled secondary for TPG Asia
Lexington Partners has backed a GP-led tender offer for TPG Capital’s fifth and sixth Asia funds, taking out existing positions held by LPs and investing new capital into the firm’s seventh pan-regional vehicle. The transaction represents a total...
Hong Kong's Ion Pacific raises $30m for PE secondary fund
Hong Kong-based merchant bank Ion Pacific has raised $30 million for a technology fund that will acquire secondary positions in venture and growth funds as well as take direct stakes in portfolio companies.
Secondary staples: Structural dynamics
GP-led restructurings are going mainstream, including complex transactions that combine primary and secondary commitments. As deal demand grows, so do concerns about risk
LP interview: Korea's POBA
Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association is expanding its private equity exposure and global footprint. Maintaining this diversification within the firm’s traditional risk profile requires a gradual approach
TPG buys stake in Asia secondaries specialist NewQuest
TPG Capital has agreed to take a minority stake in Asia-focused NewQuest Capital Partners, with a view to helping the secondaries specialist scale up its platform and address a wider variety of opportunities in an expanding yet underpenetrated market.
Fund focus: HQ prepares for Asia secondary surge
Having raised $250 million for an Asia secondary fund, HQ Capital remains the only global multi-strategy firm with a vehicle dedicated to the region. It expects a significant uptick in deal flow over the next few years
HQ raises $250m for Asia secondaries fund
HQ Capital has closed an Asia-focused secondaries fund at the hard cap of $250 million as part of an oversubscribed global fundraising drive that has received $674 million in third-party commitments.
HarbourVest closes flagship fund-of-funds at $1.7b
HarbourVest Partners has closed its latest fund-of-funds targeting European and Asian markets with $1.7 billion in commitments.
AlpInvest leads $450m stapled secondary for Southern Capital
A consortium led by AlpInvest Partners has made a secondary investment in Southern Capital Group’s second fund that includes a stapled commitment to the firm’s fourth Southeast Asia-focused vehicle.
Lazard appoints head of Asia secondaries practice
Dominik Woessner, formerly head of Greenhill Cogent’s secondary advisory business in Asia, has joined Lazard to lead the origination and execution of secondaries transactions in the region.
Secondaries: Back in the game
After several years of uncertainty, secondaries investments have returned to growth again, particularly in Asia. Strong pricing and healthy deal flow on the primary side could help maintain this upward trajectory
SL Capital raises $428m secondaries fund
SL Capital, a private markets arm of Aberdeen Standard Investments, has raised $428 million for its third private equity secondaries fund, surpassing the target of $400 million.
LP interview: LGT Capital Partners
LGT Capital Partners sees Asia as a misunderstood investment destination among Western LPs due to unfounded concerns about the risk of the region. Local connections are key to building a strong strategy
LP interview: Ardian
Ardian has raised large amounts of capital on the basis of a big-ticket secondaries strategy. Jan Philipp Schmitz, a managing director with the firm, discusses where investor demand is heading
GP-led secondaries: Stigmatized no more
Traditionally perceived as a recourse for private equity firms in trouble, GP-led secondary transactions are starting to be used by brand-name managers as a liquidity solution for LPs
Deutsche's Jason Sambanju launches secondaries firm
Jason Sambanju, the former head of Asian private equity secondaries at Deutsche Bank, has launched his own investment firm – Foundation Private Equity – which will pursue secondary opportunities in the region.
NewQuest opens India office
Dedicated Asia secondaries investor NewQuest Capital Partners has opened an office in Mumbai, its third in the region. The firm has invested $200 million in India over the last two years and expects its investment pace to increase in the near term.
Hamilton Lane raises its largest-ever global secondaries fund
Hamilton Lane has closed its latest global secondaries fund at $1.9 billion. It is the largest secondaries vehicle the firm has ever raised, coming in at more than twice the size of the previous fund.
Secondaries: A cautionary tale
Cracks have appeared in the secondary transactions through which Standard Chartered Private Equity had sought to secure its future, underlining the challenges for investors of bank-led deals
Unigestion acquires European rival Akina
Switzerland-based wealth management firm and PE fund-of-funds Unigestion has acquired the Europe-focused private equity business of its rival Akina Partners.