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DLA Piper makes GP-led play with Hogan Lovells hire – exclusive

Adam Tope will focus on infrastructure, energy and real estate GP-led restructurings.
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Blackstone becomes latest blue-chip manager to tap secondaries market

The firm is set to close a deal to move one asset from its $7bn 2012-vintage Tactical Opportunities Fund into a continuation vehicle.

Pantheon adds principal to real assets team

Janice Ince will source, evaluate and execute real assets primary and secondaries deals from the firm's San Francisco office.

Blackstone launches impact investing platform

The new platform will sit within the firm's secondaries unit, Strategic Partners, and work with existing impact managers across all asset classes.

Ping An launches infra fund-of-funds strategy with ‘top-quality’ seed assets

European secondaries specialist Ardian will act as anchor investor and offer current partners the opportunity to become LPs alongside it, a source said.

MJ Hudson ex-secondaries head resurfaces at Dentons

Ted Craig is now the third partner comprising Dentons' alternative funds practice, which the law firm aims to double in size over the next few years.

LP attitude to secondaries remains positive – PEI survey

Expect another year of healthy trading in the market for second-hand fund stakes.

PODCAST: Why GP-led secondaries is the next big thing

From stapled deals to restructurings, tender offers to strip sales, Andrew Sealey, managing partner and chief executive of Campbell Lutyens, discusses the different types of GP-led deals and how they can benefit all parties.

The year infra came to the GP-led party

The closing of Manulife Financial's stapled deal in June – among the largest in North America this year – is further evidence that large asset holders and managers have a third option for their assets.

F2i closes innovative third fund on €3.6bn hard-cap

The close comes after a ‘strict and intellectually rigorous process’ to roll over assets from the Italian group’s first fund, chief investment officer Carlo Michelini tells us.
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