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Paris, France
The final closing of Apax France X is likely to be slightly delayed due to the covid-19 crisis.
The firm is capital-raising across its Saturn, Genesis and Mercury vehicles.
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Are private asset classes better positioned to weather the crisis? Our senior editorial teams covering PE, private debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondaries provide insight.
Chief investment officer Ben Meng outlined the steps taken to mitigate the impact from the ongoing covid-19-triggered volatility in a board meeting on Wednesday.
The global experiment in PE investing from home is underway. Institutions are wrestling with asset allocation targets. Managers are thinking about fundraising schedules. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
GP stake sales
David Larsen, a managing director at Duff & Phelps, says investors should seek guidance from their GPs as to likely discounts.
Limited partners who have piled into the asset class in recent years could be left severely overweighted in private equity unless public markets see a significant recovery.
Will the current crisis cut budding managers down before they raise Fund I? Probably not, fundraisers tell us. Plus: the future for GP-led secondaries, new hires for Verdane and Black Diamond, and much more. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
“It might not be because of the coronavirus directly, but certainly because of all that’s being done to prevent or slow the spread of it”.
Space rocket on blackboard
First-time fund managers are set to have an even tougher time on the fundraising trail amid the pandemic, but there could be opportunities for those raising capital on a deal-by-deal basis.

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