Secondary Market for Private Equity

Posted on January 30, 2009

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Interesting post from Joanna Glanser at PEHUB about the number of private equity partnership shares trading hands. From the brief article:

The forecast released this week by secondary market maker NYPPEX predicts that sales of limited partner stakes in private equity partnerships will soar by 68% to $27 billion in 2009.

This highlights the stratosphere of markets that can and should exist to enhance market efficiency – allows one owner take possession of an asset that another is no longer willing or able to hold. Fred Wilson touched on that during his panel discussion at a recent conference. Marketplaces such as SecondMarket should exist to provide an exchange mechanism.

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