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Evercore: 2017 secondaries deal volume smashes previous record

Transaction volumes hit $54bn, with around 70% accounted for by funds of more than $4bn in size.

NYPPEX: Deal volume hit $41.4bn in 2017

Last year was a record year for secondaries trading with a 10% year-on-year rise, according to estimates from the intermediary.

Fundraising hit record high in 2017

Private equity and real estate secondaries funds raised more than a combined $38bn last year, driven by Strategic Partners and Goldman Sachs Asset Management vehicles.

ILPA: secondaries returns remain healthy in Q2

Secondaries outstripped the All Funds benchmark over a quarterly period, according to data from the LP association.

Special situations more in demand than real assets

Expectations of a change in market conditions during and the funds trading at discounts have led to their popularity, according to Asante Capital Group.

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.

Family offices prefer direct secondaries route

A survey conducted by Private Equity International and Montana Capital Partners showed that the direct route is most popular, followed by GP-leds and small secondaries.

PE competes with tech on talent and salary

Top talent being enticed away by tech unicorns is pushing up salaries in private equity, says search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

Funds taking longer to raise in 2017

Funds that closed this year took on average two months longer to raise than those that closed last year, with the mean fund size slightly up on 2016.

Greenhill advised on 23 LP stake sales in Q3

The investment bank's secondaries advisory unit was 'outstanding' amid a difficult quarter for the firm, according to its chief executive.