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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.
fundraising
There was a 'significant uptick' in financing requests for GP-led deals in the third and fourth quarter, according to a survey by the lender.
Paris
Pauline Chatin joins from Lyxor Asset Management, where she covered French institutional LPs and led fundraising on several products.
buy and build
Many companies need extra time and capital to continue making add-on acquisitions, according to the bank's head of secondaries Nash Waterman.
innovation
Several advisors are looking at how special purpose acquisition companies can widen investor access to GP-led secondaries deals, though the obstacles are many.
people
Fifteen people have moved across from Greenhill, following in the footsteps of five managing directors who made the move across last year.
Trey Muldrow spent 23 years with Akin Gump, where he worked on buyouts, mergers, spinouts and complex secondaries deals.
Ports
The process is focused on UK-headquartered Peel Ports Group, whose sale of a stake in 2020 to AustralianSuper valued the business at more than €4bn.
healthcare
The Carlyle Group subsidiary acquired a portfolio of healthcare assets that will be managed by newly formed GP Assured Healthcare Partners.
fundraising
Hamilton Lane Secondary Fund V is the largest commingled fund yet raised by the Bala Cynwyd-headquartered alternatives manager.
market
Secondaries funds returned net IRR of negative 1.75% in Q2 – the only strategy to go into negative territory – according to the latest data from the industry body.
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