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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.

PAI mulls GP-led restructuring on crisis-era fund – exclusive

The buyout firm is exploring options for its 2008-vintage Fund V, which holds the world's third-largest ice cream producer Froneri, in a deal that could be worth close to €2bn.

Landmark buys minority stake in tech GP

The secondaries firm, along with investment manager Wafra, has acquired a stake in Siris Capital Capital Group and will fund the repurchase of another minority stake sold at the firm's inception.

Morgan Stanley AIP Private Markets CIO to depart – exclusive

Neil Harper, who has been at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners since 2006 and oversees its secondaries business, is the unit's second senior departure in six months.

A strange type of secondaries deal: the spin-out of Standard Chartered PE

The spin-out of 55 people, 35 companies across three continents and the need to juggle the interests of several LPs that happen to be secondaries firms: the deal shows just how far things have come.

Whitehorse races towards $1.5bn target for Fund III

The preferred equity specialist has raised almost $1bn for Whitehorse Liquidity Partners III, which launched in November.

UBS secondaries market survey: 5 takeaways

Declining return expectations, longer deferrals and market volatility are among the factors shaping today's market.

Neuberger raises at least $400m for debut RE secondaries fund

The firm entered the real estate secondaries market in 2017, bringing in Deutsche Bank's Scott Koenig to lead the build-out.

AlpInvest to back Oaktree special situations restructuring – exclusive

The Carlyle Group unit is understood to be among buyers involved in the GP-led process on Oaktree Principal Fund V.

Ares mulls GP-led restructuring of Neiman Marcus fund – exclusive

The $3.5bn ACOF III fund is understood to have nine assets remaining, including the US luxury department store.

Akin Gump poaches two partners for London office

Daniel Quinn and Aleksander Bakic are joining the firm's London office from O'Melveny & Myers.

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