Secondary Transactions on Pace to Reach $100 Billion This Year

Secondary investors and financial advisers say they are awash in deals, thanks to strong performance by private-market portfolios that buoyed pricing for assets.

, Wall Street Journal • November 9, 2021

by Laura Kreutzer

The market for secondhand stakes in private-markets assets is expected to hit a milestone this year, as strong investment performance has encouraged more institutional investors and fund managers to explore sales.

Buyers and intermediaries say this year they expect total secondary transaction volume to reach, if not exceed, $100 billion for the first time ever, as the market enters what has historically been its busiest quarter. Secondary adviser Triago said transaction volume hit roughly $79 billion through the first nine…

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