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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.
digital river
The first in our look at firms challenging the status quo is Rivver – a firm that believes it can further narrow the illiquidity discount borne by private funds investors.
buildings
Strategic Partners Real Estate VII is targeting very mature assets in major cities, with potential for a quick sale.
AlpInvest
The Carlyle subsidiary has backed a number of headline deals this year.
big boulder
A secondaries fund is set to rank among the largest PE funds ever, and dealflow continues to soar; but don’t expect growth to be unconstrained.
Montana Capital Partners
Almost one fifth of LPs cite liquidity requirements as a motivation for selling fund stakes – a seven-year high – according to research by Montana Capital Partners.
NewQuest
COO of NewQuest Bonnie Lo discusses the Asian secondaries firm's blockbuster fundraise, co-investments and the appointment of a new head of its Indian operations.
Sweetwater Capital
The boutique secondaries firm is targeting $150m for Sweetwater Secondaries Fund II, Secondaries Investor reported last year.
3i
The UK private equity giant has grown its exposure to discount retailer Action, whose exiting LPs achieved a gross multiple of 31.3x.
change
The secondaries market has largely repelled the threat of technological disruption. But with growing numbers of startups banging on the door, it may not be able to do so for long.
New York
The fees and carry of Lexington Capital Partners Fund IX were revealed in US pension documents.
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