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Today's PE market challenges could boost secondaries for record year

Historically, the M&A markets have been a great indicator of upcoming trends in the Private Equity sector. In this article, we take a look at the parallel between the state of the M&A markets and the Private Equity sector in face of the current global COVID-19 pandemic. We also explain how the situation of exits happening in the M&A industry...

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Understanding Motivations and Momentum Behind Smaller Secondary Deals

The first half of 2020 has been one of extremes for the secondary market. Fundraising has blown past previous records, the estimated $50bn raised for secondaries in the first six months is beating any full-year since the market’s inception with investors anticipating a jackpot opportunity. On the other hand, overall transaction value declined...

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European Mid-Market Private Equity Post-Covid (webinar recap)


In a recent webinar hosted by Palico in association with Real Deals and IPEM, a panel of industry experts sat down to discuss mid-market private equity’s response to lockdown disruption and lay out the challenges and opportunities the pandemic presents for Europe's mid-market managers. • 6 min. Read •

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Secondary Pricing: A Closer Look at Discounts and NAV

Price can make or break a secondary deal. In the good old days of 2019 it was not uncommon to see fund positions trading at premiums to net asset value (NAV). Such was the demand for PE assets that buyers were willing to pay over the odds, betting on further appreciation for the acquired funds' portfolio companies. This time last year we...

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