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Demand is increasing for technologies that can protect and defend against the next generation of cyberattacks, says Richard Seewald, founder and managing partner at Evolution Equity Partners.
A number of factors have accelerated the growth of the GP stakes market over the last 15 years, says Michael Rees, co-president of Blue Owl Capital and head of the GP Strategic Capital platform.
GPs are looking for strategic partners to help them address various challenges – something a GP stakes strategy can help achieve, say Adel Alderbas, CIO of Wafra, and Lauren Rich, managing director.
Collateralised fund obligations and rated feeder funds are set to become an integral part of the private markets ecosystem, write Evercore’s Ahmet Yetis, Raquel Clarke, Ned DiLisio and Chris Hope.
GP stakes investing has evolved from de-risking founders to providing growth capital and connectivity to the next generation of talent, say global co-heads of Petershill at Goldman Sachs Alternatives, Ali Raissi-Dehkordy and Robert Hamilton Kelly.
Through a value-add approach, GP stakes investors can help managers achieve their long-term objectives faster and with greater certainty, says Melvin Hibberd, CIO of Hunter Point Capital.
A frayed rope close to snapping
Despite a record year for fundraising, growth in the secondaries market has been hampered by a lack of liquid capital.
Banks and direct lending funds will continue to battle it out in the bid to finance sponsor-backed deals as M&A markets at last open up, says Ropes & Gray partner Michael Lee.
From accessing alternative pools of capital to enhancing efficiency through the investment lifecycle, digital tools will open new doors for the industry, says Bridget Walsh at EY.
In the current environment, thematic investing and a value-creation skill set are critical for building businesses, says Partners Group’s Andrew Deakin.

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