Secondary Buyout Market Heats Up As Volcker Effect Looms

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 4:45 PM ET) -- Investors' renewed interest in liquid assets has fed into a robust secondary buyout market this year, and experts are bracing for increased activity in the marketplace as the U.S. banking sector irons out new regulations that restrict holdings in certain asset classes.

Flouting predictions that sellers would be tougher to come by in the secondary market, investment firms this year have instead rolled out new secondary-focused vehicles to pounce on a growing cache of assets up for sale as firms aim to boost liquidity and cut...
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