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Private Equity secondaries - the top papers

A number of our most popular private equity papers explore the issues around secondary investments in private equity. Here are three of the best:

1. Private Equity Secondaries - Roadmap for Small to Medium-sized investors (Capital Dynamics)

This paper serves as an introductory guide for small to mid-sized investors who may be newer to the private equity asset class and are considering gaining exposure to secondaries – regardless of whether they currently have exposure to private equity.

2. Private Equity Secondary Market: Challenging the Illiquidity Myth (Preqin)

Preqin surveyed over 50 managers of dedicated secondaries assets to find out about their activity in 2014 and to assess their outlook on the market for 2015. This report considers which instituions are most likely to purchase fund interests on the ssecondary market, the most commonly traded fund types and the prices paid.

3. Residual Value in Mature Private Equity Funds (Pantheon)

Is there an identifiable turning point after which, irrespective of a private equity fund's historic performance, it becomes the logical move for an investor is to sell? Pantheon use quantitative study to explore this question: to learn whether, in the life of a private equity fund, there are inflexion points whereby predicted value creation and distributions become trivial in comparison to the total value generated already.