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“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”.
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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.
The coronavirus pandemic is one of multiple threats to manager-initiated deals, which accounted for around one-third of total secondaries market volume last year.
Coronavirus impact on markets
Drawdowns could enable managers to pre-empt liquidity issues arising from the pandemic but may compound the problem for certain LPs.
Coronavirus and business
Eight things private equity managers and their portfolio companies should do to limit impact from the coronavirus, according to the Netherlands' Achmea Investment Management.
The firm ended last year with €533m in cash, no structural debt and €3.8bn in dry powder.
The industry learned some valuable lessons from the GFC, but this crisis will be different.
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The world's second-largest PE firm enforces a firm-wide travel ban in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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The asset manager has pulled plans for either a private sale or IPO for an Australia-based coal export terminal amid travel restrictions and market volatility.

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