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Week in Review: Fundraising, Nuveen, and Secondary Fatigue

Arriving a little early so you can kick off your Good Friday weekend…

One of the biggest stories from this week was TIAA-CREF’s $6.25 billion acquisition of Nuveen Investments. The deal will give TIAA-CREF another $221 billion in AUM and marks one of the biggest asset manager takeovers in recent years.

In other news, PE fundraising is off to its strongest start since 2008. However, not all fundraising is created equal. It turns out that first-time funds struggled to raise capital — suggesting that LPs continue to favor experience and a track record of success.

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