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Launching a Secondaries Platform: Why PE Sponsors Expand into Secondaries and Key Pre Considerations to Weigh, Private Equity Law Report

October 26, 2021

While secondary funds have traditionally been raised by managers focused solely on secondaries, a new trend is emerging where a growing number of traditional private equity firms are considering—or have already launched—secondaries platforms of their own.

In the first article of a two-part series, partner Joe Zargari discusses which types of managers are considering expansion into secondaries and why. “Many large PE shops without secondaries teams are exploring, building, or acquiring a secondaries platform. Very large PE shops tend to acquire existing secondaries platforms rather than build internal teams,” Joe said.

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