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Thought leadership from the secondaries sector’s leading voices including legal experts, industry veterans, asset class specialists (from real estate to private equity) and academics.

What we know (and don’t know) about HNA’s $1.5bn PE fund

The embattled Chinese conglomerate is said to be launching a fund to target real estate and other overseas investments, raising questions about potential investors and strategy

Secondaries’ new $6.3trn player

Why BlackRock is now entering the fray.

The fundamental growth of an asset class

Dramatic shifts at the top of the PEI 300 only tell us half the private equity story.

Riding high

The private equity industry has shown yet more growth amid rampant investor demand; here’s what it must do to ensure it continues.

Fund finance: The rise of the hybrids

Fund finance facilities have traditionally been linked to uncalled LP commitments, but the focus is increasingly now on underlying portfolio investments. Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith explains the trend

Flocking to the fundraising party

There is a lot of capital flowing into private equity. What does this mean for institutional investors?

Abraaj too far?

Travails at the emerging markets private equity firm may present a buying opportunity, but it may be too big a stretch for most secondaries buyers.

A fresh perspective on dry powder

The amount of unspent capital is undoubtedly high, but for managers willing to look there are more than enough opportunities out there.

Why Verdane’s buyout fund is an ‘edda-fying’ development

The Nordic firm's Edda fund shows LPs are willing to back new propositions from GPs that can demonstrate an ability to deploy capital in a challenging environment.

How tax reform will drive dealmaking

Jerome Schwartzman, David Lee and Winston Shows from Houlihan Lokey discuss how tax changes will affect private equity, identifying the winners and losers.

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