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The departure of Jake Stuiver comes five months after that of Mike Custar, the founder of M2O's secondaries business.
GPs tend to like externally set pricing as it represents a market-based mark.
What was an exception is now mainstream, with buyers using leverage as bridging finance and to boost returns, according to Investec.
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While initial secondaries volume estimates point to a record first half, expectations for full-year 2022 may have to be revised downward.
Sponsors or GP-led secondaries processes should take care in the language they use to explain why they want to hold an asset for longer, writes Thiha Tun, a partner at Dechert.
LP skepticism, co-investor grievances and a disregard for fairness opinions were some of the secondaries-related themes to emerge at last week’s CFO’s and COO’s Forum in New York.
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Certain types of deal may not require a fairness opinion, a case likely to be made to the regulator during the ongoing consultation period.
This largely institutional market has seen a spike in enquiries from family offices and high-net-worth individuals, according to speakers at the Fund Finance Association Symposium.
The secondaries firm has been expanding its team as it moves into new geographies and adds more GP-led deals

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