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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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Stéphane Chevrier, an early former member of Ardian's US secondaries team, will lead the niche firm's further push into the North American secondaries market.
The process on Giza V was run by Asante Capital, which in June hired ex-Rede Partners secondaries head Yaron Zafir as a senior advisor.
Portfolio Advisors Secondary Fund IV, which targets US mid-market buyout funds, has received a $150m investment from PSERS.
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With a record $95.6bn raised for secondaries vehicles last year, the question is how the fundraising party will carry on.
The Europe-focused lower-mid-market firm is in market with Keyhaven Secondaries Fund III targeting $585m.
The firm is in market targeting $1.25bn for its fourth secondaries fund and is set to launch a vehicle targeting GP-led deals.
Alpine Investors lifted employment services provider TEAM Services Group out of its 2013-vintage fund in a $362m deal.
Recycling business Ecore International is the focus of what has been described as 'a hybrid of a single-asset recap and an independent sponsor transaction'.
Two London-based executives will join in the second quarter of this year to lead a practice focused on GP-led transactions.
Caroline Gibert's team aims to have women account for 40% of Flexstone's investment team by 2030 and for the business to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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