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Nearly 100% of LPs Expect Secondary Market Activity to Match or Beat 2012 Levels

If you thought we might see a slowdown in the private equity secondary market in 2013, you probably don’t work for a pension fund, bank or insurance company. According to the private equity data provider Preqin, which just finished interviewing roughly 40 institutional investors worldwide, fully 98 percent of them said they expect to see as much if not more activity on the secondary market than last year.

The New Early Stage Fund Fling

Across the globe, 133 early stage venture funds are on the road seeking $10.7 billion in capital. Some, apparently, are meeting with success. From January to July this year, 40 early stage funds closed on $7.4 billion, Preqin reports.

Cleantech Fund Performance Might Surprise

Cleantech funds are hardly barnburners, but it is interesting to note that many may have performance multiples of at least capital invested. This is according to Preqin, which in a recent report found the median multiple for cleantech funds is above 1.00x. The company compares distributions and fund value with cash invested. The company said […]

Anthony Habgood to Chair Preqin

Data and intelligence provider Preqin has appointed Anthony Habgood to the company’s board of directors as chairman. Anthony is chairman of Reed Elsevier and Whitbread plc. PRESS RELEASE Preqin, the alternative assets industry’s leading source of data and intelligence, is pleased to announce that Anthony Habgood has joined the company’s board of directors as Chairman. […]

Tepid Report On Secondary Fundraising Finds 27 Funds On The Road

Twenty-seven secondary funds are out seeking capital, according to a report from Preqin. The funds hope to raise $19.8 billion from investors with a majority of the new investment vehicles focused on North America. According to Preqin, 59% target stakes in North American private equity funds, while 30% set their sights on Europe. The remaining […]

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