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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.
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One man’s treasure: Why LPs are selling less and rolling more

Evercore's half-yearly report highlights a notable decline in the proportion of LPs choosing to sell in GP-led processes. This could be indicative of profound, longer-term changes.
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Proskauer hires former Kirkland partner

Leith Moghli joins from Reed Smith and focuses on secondaries transactions, fund formation and fund incentive arrangements.

Greenspring ups target by 85% on latest VC fund

The firm is targeting $600m for Greenspring Secondaries Fund IV, having sought $325m for its 2017-vintage predecessor.
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Performance Watch: Hollyport Capital

As Hollyport seeks $750m for its latest flagship fund, we look at the terms of the fund and the niche secondaries specialist's performance so far.
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Eurazeo used strip sale to seed flagship fund – exclusive

Lexington Partners, Adams Street and StepStone were part of a consortium that acquired five assets off Eurazeo's balance sheet which were used to seed the €700m Eurazeo Capital IV buyout fund.
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The five biggest secondaries stories of H1 2019

With half the market on the beach, it’s time to take stock. These are the stories that generated most interest on Secondaries Investor in the first half of the year.

Cebile’s US head joins Atlantic-Pacific

Steven Westerback, who had been with Cebile since 2017, has joined as a partner and head of secondaries advisory.

DLA Piper makes GP-led play with Hogan Lovells hire – exclusive

Adam Tope will focus on infrastructure, energy and real estate GP-led restructurings.
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Nomura Young Gun resurfaces at 17Capital

Richard Golaszewski becomes the preferred equity firm's seventh senior hire this year as it seeks €1.8bn for Fund 5.

Idinvest backs two Three Hills GP-leds – exclusive

The €192m deal follows Three Hills' acquisition of half of Hutton Collins' debut fund, including burger chain Byron, via a secondaries deal in 2018.
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