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A look into capital raising for secondaries strategies, including fund launches, hard-caps, fund closures and LP commitments to vehicles.

Ex-Coller partners launch firm – exclusive

Sebastien Burdel and Luca Salvato, who left the secondaries firm last year, are attempting to raise a restructurings-focused fund, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Ardian to launch $8bn mature secondaries fund

Generation Mature Secondary FoF will target stakes in European and US private equity funds.

RCP holds second close on Fund III

The fund, which has been in the market since July, will acquire stakes of between $3m and $30m in lower- and mid-market North American funds.

New Jersey commits $135m to real assets FoF

Aether Real Assets SONJ Fund will seek to outperform the Bloomberg Commodity Index by at least 12% through primary funds, secondaries and co-investments.

Three-quarters of LPs commit to secondaries funds – survey

Regional differences are still palpable in attitudes to investing in the strategy, according to sister publication Private Equity International's Perspectives 2018 survey.

Fort Washington spin-out holds first close on debut fund

Timber Bay Partners, a secondaries firm founded by two Fort Washington executives, is seeking $200m according to a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

ACE plots one-and-done on fourth secondaries fund – exclusive

Secondary Investments IV has a $20m hard-cap to stay within its niche, according to co-founder Sherif ElHalwagy.

SL Capital: five questions with Patrick Knechtli

The fund of funds unit of Standard Life Investments closed its third secondaries fund in October. Secondaries Investor speaks to its head of secondaries about the fundraise, investor expectations and negotiating a 'lumpy' market.

Greenspring back with third VC secondaries fund

Baltimore Fire and Police is mulling a commitment to the vehicle.

ICG expects 2018 launch for next secondaries fund

The firm's latest secondaries fund, the $1.1bn Strategic Secondaries II, was 50% invested as of the end of September.