Secondary market pioneer Dayton Carr dies

Dayton Carr, one of the first to recognize the potential in buying limited partnership interests on the secondary market, died early last month at his home in New York City at the age of 78.

“He was totally passionate about secondaries,” said David Tom, a managing director at VCFA Group, the firm Carr founded in 1982. “He couldn’t understand anyone who didn’t think that it was the greatest idea ever. To him it made so much sense to buy [interests in] funds later and cheaper.”

The cause of death was a heart attack, said Tom. Married and divorced twice, Carr did not have children and is survived by his brother Brian Carr.

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