Private Equity Secondaries

How to take advantage of a selling surge and translate potential into growth

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Kensington Close Hotel, London

Secondaries are on a fast track for a record year. LP sellers, driven away by wide bid-ask spreads during the past couple of years and now pressured by an unprecedented level of regulation, are returning to the market in droves. Shored up by a very strong interest from both opportunistic and strategic buyers, secondaries have moved up the agenda of many institutional investors. However, the non-transparent nature of this market coupled with strict legal restrictions on interests transfers make it particularly challenging to understand the full implications and risks of a secondary transaction.

Whether you are a seasoned advisor; an LP looking to decrease/increase you exposure to this asset class; a GP wanting to find out the implications of such transactions on your fund; or a lawyer seeking to win new mandates in this lucrative market, do not miss

Third Annual  
How to take advantage of a selling surge and translate potential into growth
24 April 2013

“C5 team has a deep understanding of private equity and some excellent connections in the sector. This was clearly evident in their inaugural Private Equity Secondaries Conference which was both insightful and highly relevant, in what is an increasingly active market”, James Burdett, Partner - Head of Investment Funds, Baker & McKenzie LLP (UK)

The conference will grant you access to the most influential secondary audience and an exceptional and diverse panel of speakers who will share practical insights and “need-to-know” information on sensitive issues, including:

  • How to find immediate liquidity for tax; generate cash and eliminate balance sheet liabilities associated with unfunded capital commitments;
  • Why reallocating resources to funds of newer vintages or with a different sector focus could help you to rebalance your private equity portfolio with the lowest possible risk of loss;
  • When is it best time to put your fund up for sale? Where to look for the best buyer;
  • Who is on currently on the road? How much and who are they targeting?
  • What you need to know and how to avert new risks associated with swapping investor interests on the secondary market


“Unique gathering of top secondaries, comprehensive topic content and unmatched networking opportunity”, Marcelo Labre, London Business School

The conference program is now available. To make sure you receive the brochure please contact Anastasia Vyazovaya

In our continuous effort to improve the quality of our programmes and offer you more value, we are pleased to provide you with the opportunity to submit suggestions and nominate speakers for this year’s programme. Please contact Anita Arthur, Division manager – Emerging Markets, at or at 020 7878 6925.

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship for this event, please contact Denis Kalyapin, Business Development manager at or at 020 7878 6955.

For media partner enquiries please contact Anastasia Vyazovaya, Marketing Manager at .