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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.

Germany’s Emeram explored GP-led process – exclusive

The German mid-market firm has been working with advisor Park Hill on its 2013-vintage sole fund.
single mystery skeptic

Single-asset sceptics

The rise of single-asset transactions has left some market practitioners unimpressed.

Fubon Life makes first commitments to Ardian and Lexington

The Taiwanese insurer has committed $80m a piece to ASF VIII and Lexington Capital Partners IX at a time when Asian insurers are upping their alternatives exposure to boost returns.

The 14 large portfolio sales of 2018 and who bought them – updated

Around $17bn-worth of big processes launched or closed last year, according to Secondaries Investor data.

RE secondaries volumes drop 12% amid fewer big portfolio sales

The lower-risk nature of real estate exposure means sellers are less likely to opportunistically bring $1bn-plus portfolios to market.

Verdane raises more than $600m for directs

The Nordic direct secondaries specialist has hit the hard-cap on Verdane Capital X, which is double the size of its 2016-vintage predecessor.

Stafford adds Texas-based investment manager

Ron Heinz, who joins from niche secondaries firm Sweetwater Capital, is one of five appointments made by the firm in the second half of last year.

What could possibly go wrong?

The secondaries market is going from strength to strength. Can anything throw it off track?

Blackstone’s Strategic Partners collects $3.4bn in first close

The firm has raised more than 40% of the target for Fund VIII as a raft of secondaries firms seek capital for the strategy.
People arrows maze

When secondaries buyside professionals cross to advisory

Money, the desire for variety and changing generational priorities could drive more secondaries investment people into the advisory world.

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