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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.
London
Thomas Doyle will leave the London-based preferred equity specialist in the coming weeks, having joined from JPMorgan in 2018.
fundraising
The 10 secondaries funds to hold final close in the quarter accounted for the third-highest Q1 total on record.
blackstone
The Blackstone unit, run by global head Verdun Perry, is expected to hold its first close in H2 for Strategic Partners Fund IX.
Diamond in the rough, jewel, prize
The fund will partner with high-quality managers to acquire their most attractive companies, according to documents from listed vehicle Pantheon International.
survey
May sees the publication of our surveys of secondaries advisors and legal activities in 2020. Here are some early findings.
paris
The UK-based team is backed by pension manager BCI and invests in GP-led deals in the European lower- and mid-market.
risk
Buyers are proposing fresh ways of ensuring sponsors stay aligned, according to a panel at PEI's Investor Relations, Marketing & Communications Forum.
horse
The preferred equity specialist has raised $7.5bn and grown its headcount to 85 since it was founded in 2015.
direction
If 2020 was the year of the generalist mega-fund, this year is showing size is no obstacle in today’s market.
The law firm has been growing its PE funds team, which advised on 150 secondaries deals worth $17.5bn in 2019.
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