The private equity secondaries boom: when will it occur?

Preqin_Secondaries_Pricing_Analysis_Dec09-1Secondary market private equity transactions have not met expectations in 2009, according to Preqin with estimates of just $6 billion to November, compared with $20 billion in 2008. However estimates indicate pricing will improve in 2010 and as a result sellers should consider subdividing their portfolios and inviting a range of bids to take advantage of the selectivity which exists among secondary market buyers.