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Secondaries activity has been picking up over the summer, with an expectation that volume will pick up in force after Labor Day.
Accel-KKR joins the likes of Vista Equity Partners and Leonard Green in raising capital to target opportunities too small for the main fund.
Mike Bego, Kline Hill
The firm closed Fund III in April on $450m as well as an overage fund on $150m to take advantage of excess opportunities beyond the main fund's pacing.
While most traditional LP portfolio sales activity is not expected to make a significant comeback until later this year, certain portfolios containing high-quality funds are trading at reasonable prices.
The firm attributed the strength of its fundraising in the downturn to engaging in communications early and often with existing LPs and prospects.
The downturn could prove to be a boon for GP-led secondaries deals as managers look for ways to deliver distributions to LPs in older funds even as they push off exits.
Carlyle Group, Kewsong Lee, private equity, merger, M&A
The firm has brought in about $12.4bn of inflows so far this year, which Carlyle officials described as strong especially in the absence of a major flagship fund on the market.
The market was sensing stronger performance as the country began reopening after the stringent lockdowns of March and April.
While public markets investing can be done from a screen, private equity dealmaking is a different sort of animal.
Despite the departures, the firm’s employee count has grown to some 31 people from 15 five years ago, a source told Buyouts.

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