There is a good article in Institutional Investor this week on secondary deals, describing how the growing market has developed and why there are more of such deals taking place these days.
Secondary transactions, the buying and selling of pre-existing investor commitments to private equity and other alternative investment funds, have regional variations and trends in pricing which are topics touched on in the article.
There a several data points to take away, for example, Pantheon Ventures says that the global market is now estimated to be about USD25 billion a year, up from USD2 billion in 2001.
Ten European funds raised USD11 billion last year to buy secondary stakes. And yet experts quoted in the feature article say that there are still more deals in the market than there is capital.