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Rod James

Rod James is a reporter with Secondaries Investor and also contributes to sister title PrivateEquityInternational.com. He is based in the London office. Prior to PEI, his roles included a stint as a freelancer covering fintech and transaction banking, CEEMEA capital markets reporter with EMEA Finance magazine, and editor of the Latin American political and economic risk team at IHS Global Insight.

Infra and distressed credit were the biggest Q3 risers

The hunt for yield has helped push up average high bids for infrastructure funds by almost 11%, according to Setter Capital.

Carlyle stakes trade hands

Blackstone's Strategic Partners acquired stakes in the firm's 2007-vintage European technology fund, and 2003- and 2007-vintage European buyout vehicles.
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Headway makes 2x exit on French animation studio

The firm, which focuses on smaller, more complex secondaries deals, has nearly fully invested its third fund and is halfway to raising a fourth.

Glendower hires ex-Deutsche professionals

The Deutsche spin-out has brought on a New York-based partner and three other investment professionals.

Verdane makes ninth investment from latest fund

The Nordic direct secondaries specialist has invested 40% of its 2016-vintage fund, Secondaries Investor has learned.

HarbourVest to back Innova restructuring – exclusive

The deal involves the Polish private equity firm's 2010-vintage fund and investors have the option to sell or roll over into a new vehicle, Secondaries Investor has learned.

RCP Advisors holds first close on Fund III

RCP Secondary Opportunity Fund III, which launched in July with a $500m hard-cap, will focus on lower and mid-market North American funds.

Lexington: newer vintages are the next opportunity

The transition away from tail-ends and GP-led restructurings is already happening, said Pal Ristvedt at BVCA's annual conference.

ILPA: secondaries returns picked up in Q1

Secondaries have under-performed the All Funds index across all timeframes under review, according to the LP association.

Canada’s Cygnus launches secondaries fund

The firm's main business is giving Canadian investors low-cost access to KKR funds through a Canada-domiciled vehicle.