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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.
deal
Ardian has backed several sizeable deals designed to grow an investment manager's third-party AUM, involving groups such as Mubadala and John Hancock.
fundraising
The California-based direct secondaries specialist spun out of NEA in 2018 with help from Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Hamilton Lane.
money on table
Double-down funds don’t pose an immediate threat to the continuation fund market, but they are a reminder of the need for secondaries funds to justify their fees.
people
New partners have been created across the law firm's Boston, New York, Hong Kong, Houston and San Francisco offices.
industrials
The firm has used the secondaries market to institutionalise its investor base and is increasingly appearing as a buyer in real estate deals.
food
The single-asset process is focused on Hispanic food-focused Flagship Food Group, which was subject to a GP-led process in 2018.
fundraising
The Zurich-headquartered firm targets underperforming funds and those with limited upside to NAV across a range of asset classes.
seoul
The $500m continuation fund marks the entry of one of Asia's largest buyout shops, MBK Capital, into the GP-led secondaries market.
industrials
The process involving Elion Partners is at least the third sizeable deal executed by Brookfield since entering the real estate secondaries market last year.
Secondaries Investor spotlight podcast
Academic Cyril Demaria and Greenhill's Bernhard Engelien debate the role of secondaries in portfolio construction and what LPs should bear in mind.
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