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Golding raises €364m, eyes H2 for follow-up fund

The German private equity firm's latest buyout fund has allocations towards primaries, secondaries and co-investments.

Partners real estate gets US pension re-up

El Paso Firemen & Policemen's Pension Fund has made a commitment to Partners Group Real Estate Secondary 2017 which is seeking €2bn.

Whitehorse raises at least $730m for Fund II

The preferred equity specialist has raised $729m a month after Secondaries Investor reported that the firm was preparing to hold a close in the first quarter.

GCM Grosvenor hits $700m secondaries hard-cap

The firm, which focuses on deals of under $50m, was originally targeting $250m, according to a filing with the SEC.

Mantra hits first close on way to €100m target – exclusive

The niche investor's second fund has hit €64m as it aims for double the amount raised for its debut vehicle in 2015.

Finland’s eQ hits €65m secondaries first close

Almost half the capital comes from the firm's latest fund of funds.

How liquidity can attract more French LPs to private equity

A vibrant secondaries market is one of four ways to help attract more LP capital to the asset class, according to the head of body which represents French institutional investors.

Montana eyes final close on fourth fund – exclusive

The firm has hit its €650m target for mcp Opportunity Secondary Program IV after three months of fundraising, Secondaries Investor has learned.

ICG hires Neuberger exec in European marketing push

Imene Boumalala, a more than decade-long veteran of Neuberger, joins the firm as it eyes returning to market with its latest strategic secondaries fund.

A Cannes notebook

Market participants gathered on the Cote d’Azur to discuss the industry’s biggest issues. Here are the key takeaways.