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Goldman was backer in Hutton Collins directs deal – exclusive

The bank is understood to have paid €100m into the deal, which included a stake in Byron Hamburgers.

Northleaf poaches Vision Capital partner for New York office launch

Matt Shafer will lead the New York team and focus on the origination and execution of secondaries transactions.

AB Value closes sixth fund, hires partner – exclusive

The Asian direct secondaries firm has hired Motoya Kitamura, previously founder of Roc Partners, as managing partner.

Unigestion secondaries fund closes on target – exclusive

The Swiss firm has raised €300m to invest in the smaller end of the market, seeking a net IRR of 20%.

LPs stepping back from secondaries going into 2018

Despite buoyant fundraising, the number of LPs actively investing in secondaries funds fell from last year, according to a survey by Probitas Partners.
Christiaan de Lint

Finding beauty in complexity

Headway Capital Partners’ Christiaan de Lint says his firm, with its knack for direct secondaries, relishes ‘handling deals that other secondaries buyers don’t like’.

Greenspring back with third VC secondaries fund

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

Wisconsin’s EWM launches fund for unicorn secondaries

Endowment Wealth Management, a financial advisor from the American mid-west, has already bought six stakes in startups valued at more than $1bn.

Vintage promotes two to partner

The VC-focused fund of funds made six promotions across its investment and operations team as it continues to deploy secondaries Fund X.

Neuberger Berman backs Fondo Italiano spin-out

The investment firm has acquired minority direct stakes in the fund's portfolio companies and will work with the Italian manager to raise a country-focused fund.