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Macro risk for secondaries in emerging markets

Sao Paulo-based Spectra Investments sees more currency fluctuations than most. Its chief executive, plus professionals from NewQuest and Park Hill talk through the risks.

Secondaries: Avoiding the hidden risks

The strategy has evolved from focusing on diversification and J-curve mitigation to one making concentrated bets on often highly complex deals. Investors unaware of the potential risks face hidden dangers.

When secondaries go wrong: What the lawyers think

When net asset values drop and LPs who rolled their interests into their GP’s vehicle start to think they should have sold their interests instead, there could be legal implications.

Secondaries pricing: Behind the NAV

Buyers and sellers' expectations need to stay within touching distance of each other for a successful market.

Abraaj problems pose threat to MENA fundraising

Developments at Abraaj Group mean LPs should conduct even more rigorous due diligence when considering MENA commitments.

Ardian seeks $12bn for secondaries

The investment firm is seeking a record-equalling amount for the strategy.

Abraaj problems pose threat to MENA fundraising

Developments at Abraaj Group mean LPs should conduct even more rigorous due diligence when considering MENA commitments.

AIG seeks buyers for $2.3bn private markets portfolio

The US insurer has already received first-round bids for the bundle of stakes it wants to sell on the secondaries market.

LGT and Idinvest back Halder fund extension – exclusive

The German mid-market buyout firm has extended the life of its 2008-vintage fund by two years in a deal advised by Rede Partners.

Goldman was backer in Hutton Collins’s Byron Hamburgers deal

The bank is understood to have paid €100m into the deal, which included a stake in the gourmet UK burger chain and pan-Asian restaurant Wagamama.
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