The private market ecosystem experienced strong growth in 2021. The number of recognized unicorns (defined as private companies having $1B+ valuation) grew from 564 in 2020 to 882 in 2021. Nasdaq Private Markets’ (“NPM”) 2021 Annual Report noted that in addition to elevated deal size for companies, secondaries have evolved as an avenue to provide investment allocations to strategic investors not able to engage through primary fundraising rounds.

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