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W Capital collects $250m so far for directs

The direct secondaries specialist has been in market for at least a year targeting $750m.

NewQuest seeks almost 60% more for latest fund

The Asia specialist is seeking $850m for direct secondaries and sponsor-led deals, which account for a growing proportion of its investments.

Japan’s Ant Capital holds final close on LP secondaries fund – exclusive

The firm has hit the target of its Bridge No5-B Private Equity Secondary Investment Fund and launched its latest direct secondaries vehicle.

Verdane raises more than $600m for directs

The Nordic direct secondaries specialist has hit the hard-cap on Verdane Capital X, which is double the size of its 2016-vintage predecessor.

Goldman and Hamilton Lane back $1.4bn direct secondaries deal

NewView Capital Management, which acquired a portfolio of 31 stakes from VC-giant NEA, used them to seed its debut fund.

Verdane exits to Nordic cleantech specialist

The firm is selling special metals services provider Scanacon Intressenter, which it acquired in 2012 through a take-private deal.

Five new entrants shake up the SI 30

This year’s list welcomes a fresh spin-out, a direct secondaries player and niche specialists.

Why Electra is a complex proposition

The UK’s Electra Private Equity may have ended its search for a buyer, but its five remaining assets remain in play. Will anyone be brave enough to buy them?

AlpInvest backs $260m marketing and public affairs deal

The Carlyle unit becomes the first outside investor in a group launched by a former Microsoft executive and strategist for Bill Clinton.

Deal-by-deal directs players have a bigger role to play

This rare breed of secondaries player could help push tricky fund recapitalisations over the line.
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