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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.

MassMutual subsidiary Barings targets real assets secondaries

The investment manager has raised $235m for a global real assets fund, 10% of which will be invested via secondaries.

Infra GP-leds and their potential pitfalls

Infrastructure secondaries are a growing part of the market, and for LPs, navigating these processes can be a minefield.

Asia-focused Navis explores stapled tender – exclusive

The Malaysian private equity firm is giving LPs in its 2013-vintage, $1.3bn Fund VII an exit option, Secondaries Investor has learned.
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Cusano’s Banner Ridge passes $200m mark

The firm founded by former Siguler Guff principal Tony Cusano received nearly half of the total raised so far from cornerstone investor New Mexico Educational Retirement Board.

Florida SBA eyes more co-investments amid high-priced secondaries market

The strategy has returned 15.5% since inception, as the pension fights pressure on returns by co-investing with its secondaries partners.

Lexington within touching distance of Fund IX target

Lexington Capital Partners IX has raised nearly $12bn, according to a filing with the SEC, making it the largest pool of secondaries capital amassed to date.

Five Arrows backs Tikehau off-balance sheet deal – exclusive

The Rothschild secondaries unit is backing a €210m deal to open the Paris-listed manager's growth portfolio to third-party investors.

HarbourVest among backers of single-asset deal on ice cream giant – updated

AlpInvest and Goldman Sachs join the investment firm as co-leads on the process involving as much as €1.8bn in net asset value.
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Northleaf secures $400m to invest in secondaries

A significant portion of the capital is part of an expanded secondaries-focused mandate with Canadian pension fund CDPQ.
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View from Hong Kong: Wary buyers, tricky assets and tough conditions

Quality, valuations, Australia and China – just some of the topics on the minds of Asian secondaries participants, as we discovered this week.
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