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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.

Competition drives innovation among buyers

Almost 90% of respondents to a recent survey by Campbell Lutyens described the market as 'competitive' or 'highly competitive'.

ICG Enterprise Trust appoints Tigue as chairman

The listed private equity trust has appointed Jeremy Teague as chairman, replacing Mark Fane, who held the job for eight years.

SLEPET acquires TowerBrook IV stake

The listed arm of SL Capital Partners acquired three stakes in the six months to March.

PEFOX ramps up data offering

The intermediary will offer its revamped database free of charge to registered users.

Adams Street holds $201m first close on Fund 6

The investment manager's latest secondaries vehicle is seeking 60% more than the target of its predecessor 2012-vintage fund.

Draper Esprit: primary and secondaries differentiation is ‘a bit weird’

Chief executive Simon Cook speaks to Secondaries Investor about the firm's approach to the secondaries market, the problems with the traditional private equity model and a deal that is edging towards close.

Arkansas backs Landmark’s latest RE fund

ATRS backed Landmark because it 'quietly goes about its business with skill', according to the pension's executive director.

Venture pricing jumps most among strategies

Average high bids for stakes in VC funds increased by 11% compared with a year ago, according to intermediary Setter Capital.

Ardian offloads $700m portfolio to Strategic Partners – exclusive

Stakes offloaded so far include tail-end interests in Carlyle, Lyceum Capital and Rutland Partners-managed vehicles, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Secondaries second-best performer for Florida SBA

Secondaries has made the second strongest contribution to the fund's PE portfolio since inception but is lagging over the shorter term.