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UBS secondaries market survey: 5 takeaways

Declining return expectations, longer deferrals and market volatility are among the factors shaping today's market.

Four takeaways from Lazard’s sponsor-leds report – exclusive

The US overtakes Europe, buyers team up on deals, and energy and VC look primed for a strong 2019, according to the advisory firm's Financial Sponsor Secondary Market 2018 Year-End Review.

Leverage helps secondaries defy Q4 public slump

Deal volumes so far this year point to a bigger first quarter than last year, according to advisor Triago.

The 14 large portfolio sales of 2018 and who bought them – updated

Around $17bn-worth of big processes launched or closed last year, according to Secondaries Investor data.

RE secondaries volumes drop 12% amid fewer big portfolio sales

The lower-risk nature of real estate exposure means sellers are less likely to opportunistically bring $1bn-plus portfolios to market.

Five charts on the secondaries market in 2018

Interactive charts showing return expectations, drivers of pricing, use of leverage and other key points from Evercore and Setter Capital's full-year reports.
Falling rock sign

Private equity secondaries fundraising falls nearly 50%

Last year was the lowest for final closes since 2011.

NYPPEX: 2018 deal volume hit record high – exclusive

A total of $54.6bn worth of secondaries deals traded last year, 4.4 times the amount transacted in 2009.
Door big and small

Largest secondaries funds are targeting 75% jump in size

The most recent vintage of secondaries funds is considerably larger than the last, though last year's closes suggest the mid-market may be an exception.

SI 30: Who’s in market?

The new secondaries database shows which of the biggest firms are raising.

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