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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.

Schroder Adveq picks up Partners tail-ends

The stakes were sold by a mature fund of funds vehicle and were in vehicles managed by EQT, BC Partners and other big names.

MJ Hudson’s Ted Craig becomes managing partner

Secondaries head Ted Craig has been promoted to the top spot while fellow managing partner Eamon Devlin moves to Zurich.

ICG hits $1.3bn first close on Fund III – exclusive

Strategic Equity Fund III, which focuses on complex end-of-life secondaries processes, launched in April targeting $1.6bn.

Trio of buyers join Lexington in $1bn TPG stapled deal

Partners Group was among a consortium of buyers that joined Lexington Partners in acquiring stakes in two of TPG's Asia funds and committed to Asia Fund VII.

Ardian and Strategic Partners receive re-ups from Tennessee

The US pension has committed $150m to each of the firms' latest private equity funds and is also considering buying and selling on the secondaries market.

Aberdeen Standard seeks $500m for secondaries

SOF IV is targeting $100m more than its predecessor and has a 10% hurdle rate, according to documents prepared for a US pension.

The NEA spin-out – a glimpse of VC’s future

Goldman Sachs and Hamilton Lane's backing of a $1.35bn VC directs deal shows it is no longer a place where buyers struggle to write big tickets.

Indian secondaries: getting across the line

A handful of successful GP-led processes, involving household names such as CDC and Coller Capital, represent a significant step forward for the Indian secondaries market in 2018.

StepStone to back L Catterton deal – exclusive

The process to give more runway to assets in L Capital Asia, a 2009-vintage, $637m buyout fund, is being run by Evercore.

Secondaries proves second best for Florida SBA

The strategy has returned 14.6% since inception, though high pricing and competition is causing the pension to lower its expectations, according to senior investment officer John Bradley.

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