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As liquidity constraints put pressure on the private equity industry, the secondaries market is expected to grow substantially over the next twelve months, with fundraising and deal flow set to expand, according to Investec’s latest Secondaries Report, Charting a Course for Further Growth.
US healthcare-focused private equity firm Martis Capital Management has opened an office in Miami, marking its third location after Washington, DC and San Francisco. 
Global private markets firm Partners Group has opened an office in Hong Kong, marking its seventh office in Asia and bringing its total number of offices worldwide to 21.  
17Capital, a London-headquartered private credit manager specialising in NAV financing, has promoted Dane Graham and Greg Hardiman, both New York-based, to partner and San Francisco-based Michael Timms to managing director. 
Eurazeo has opened a Tokyo office, which focuses on investor relations and fundraising. Mathieu Teisseire, Managing Partner and Head of Investor Relations at Eurazeo, expects Japan to be “the fastest growing investor base” in Asia over the next year, according to a report by Private Equity International. 
Niobrara Capital Partners, a New York-based middle market private equity firm focused on tech and tech-enabled services companies operating in North America, has launched.
Distressed debt levels at private equity-owned companies have surged amid persistent high interest rates, with the amount owed by portfolio companies of the world’s 50 largest PE firms up 18% since mid-March to $42.7bn, according to a report by Bloomberg citing rankings from Private Equity International.
Private equity leaders are cautioning that the industry is likely to face years of lower returns as they work to sell off assets accumulated during the investment boom of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the Financial Times.
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With Japan already the destination for about 40% of its investment activity in Asia, private investment major KKR & Co is now weighing up a move into the country’s private credit market, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Former Goldman Sachs partner Jo Natauri has launched Invidia Capital Management, a New York-based healthcare services-focused private equity firm, with investment from global alternative asset management solutions provider GCM Grosvenor. 

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