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      • Chart of the week: Secondaries strong in 2016
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      •  After a dip in 2015, secondaries fundraising is resurgent.
        By: Research & Analytics
        Published: 07 October 2016
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        Secondaries are seeing a strong 2016 with fundraising already exceeding the total raised for the whole of last year and well on the way to matching 2014’s record high.

        Ardian, a secondaries giant, has raised more than $30 billion across four vehicles since 2010 and its Secondary Fund VII was the largest to close this year at $14 billion.

        Vehicles on the road include Blackstone Strategic Partners’ Fund VII, currently the largest secondaries fund in market, which has already smashed its $5.75 billion target by $800 million.

        Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Vintage VII fund, trailing slightly with a target of $5 billion, has accumulated $3 billion since its launch in May, so expect 2016 to beat two years ago.

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