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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.

Taking stock at halftime

First-half figures suggest another record-breaking year for secondaries deal volume, despite softer pricing and lower LP take-up in GP-led deals.

Greenhill: 2019 volumes on course to exceed $90bn

Secondaries market volume hit $42bn in the first half, a 56% year-on-year increase, including nine deals worth more than $1bn.

AlpInvest backs $1.7bn Manulife deal – exclusive

Canada's largest insurer has sold a portfolio of 50 US mid-market funds into a vehicle backed by the Carlyle subsidiary and managed by its own PE investment team.
Eric Deram, Flexstone

Five questions with Flexstone’s Eric Deram

Eric Deram of Natixis subsidiary Flexstone Partners discuss its latest fundraise, fees and its approach to investing in a downturn.

Glendower raises one of the largest first-time PE funds

Glendower Capital Secondary Opportunities Fund IV has held a final close on $2.7bn, above its target of $2.5bn, leapfrogging two Chinese GPs to the top spot.

17Capital hires TH Lee and Advent veteran

IR professional Beverly Berman joins the preferred equity specialist as a senior advisor, as it returns to market seeking €1.8bn.

DOWNLOAD: Secondaries fundraising in H1 2019

Fundraising underwhelmed in the first half of 2019 but things are set to change in the second. Find out more with our interactive report showcasing Secondaries Investor data.
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Single asset deals are pushing the innovation envelope

Recent deals involving Bluegem Capital and Warburg Pincus have put a new spin on single-asset restructurings, raising interesting questions for LPs.

European Investment Fund launches secondaries vehicle – exclusive

The EU's investment agency will target vanilla and complex secondaries deals in funds that it is invested in through its primary platform.
Allen & Overy's new partner Antoine Sarailler will focus on fund formation across private equity, infrastructure, credit and real estate, as well as primary and secondaries transactions

Allen & Overy appoints secondaries partner

Based in Paris, Antoine Sarailler will focus on fund formation across private equity, infrastructure, credit and real estate, as well as primary and secondaries transactions.
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