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Rod James

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.

Lexington and StepStone among backers of Rockbridge stapled deal

The mid-market firm transferred four assets into a vehicle backed by $355m of secondaries capital.

Hollyport seeking $750m for latest secondaries fund – exclusive

The tail-end specialist is seeking $250m more than it raised for its predecessor, Secondaries Investor has learned.
oil pump

The perils of trying to strike oil

News has emerged of an energy GP-led deal that could be worth $5bn; such deals are full of pitfalls.
Bergen, Norway. The Colorful Facades Of Houses On Deserted Street At Residential Area In Summer Day Under Somber Sky.

Cubera snapped up by Norweigan asset manager

The Nordic secondaries firm will be acquired by Storebrand, Norway's largest private asset manager.

Lexington lead buyer on $1.3bn Norinchukin portfolio – exclusive

The portfolio, which the secondaries giant split with another buyer, included EQT, Apax Partners and BC Partners fund stakes.

Goldman, Coller and Morgan Stanley-backed ‘Liquidity Fund’ explained

Liquid Stock has raised a $150m fund aimed at employees of private companies, using a part-debt/part-equity strategy.

Germany’s Emeram explored GP-led process – exclusive

The German mid-market firm has been working with advisor Park Hill on its 2013-vintage sole fund.
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Single-asset sceptics

The rise of single-asset transactions has left some market practitioners unimpressed.

Fubon Life makes first commitments to Ardian and Lexington

The Taiwanese insurer has committed $80m a piece to ASF VIII and Lexington Capital Partners IX at a time when Asian insurers are upping their alternatives exposure to boost returns.

The 14 large portfolio sales of 2018 and who bought them – updated

Around $17bn-worth of big processes launched or closed last year, according to Secondaries Investor data.

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