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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.

Campbell Lutyens plots Paris office amid Brexit concerns – exclusive

The placement agent and advisory firm is among the first to announce a new office opening as part of its Brexit contingency plans.

Ardian is seeking at least $18bn for secondaries mega-fund – exclusive

The secondaries giant is expecting to raise at least $6bn in co-investments for ASF VIII, Secondaries Investor has learned.

CalPERS to use secondaries to quell PE competition

The pension's advisors have cited secondaries as a way to grow its exposure to PE without having to compete for places in the most popular funds.

Leverage helps secondaries defy Q4 public slump

Deal volumes so far this year point to a bigger first quarter than last year, according to advisor Triago.

Lexington and StepStone among backers of Rockbridge stapled deal

The mid-market firm transferred four assets into a vehicle backed by $355m of secondaries capital.

Hollyport seeking $750m for latest secondaries fund – exclusive

The tail-end specialist is seeking $250m more than it raised for its predecessor, Secondaries Investor has learned.
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The perils of trying to strike oil

News has emerged of an energy GP-led deal that could be worth $5bn; such deals are full of pitfalls.
Bergen, Norway. The Colorful Facades Of Houses On Deserted Street At Residential Area In Summer Day Under Somber Sky.

Cubera snapped up by Norweigan asset manager

The Nordic secondaries firm will be acquired by Storebrand, Norway's largest private asset manager.

Lexington lead buyer on $1.3bn Norinchukin portfolio – exclusive

The portfolio, which the secondaries giant split with another buyer, included EQT, Apax Partners and BC Partners fund stakes.

Goldman, Coller and Morgan Stanley-backed ‘Liquidity Fund’ explained

Liquid Stock has raised a $150m fund aimed at employees of private companies, using a part-debt/part-equity strategy.

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