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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.
Tail-end funds
Activity is driven by secondaries and funds of funds aiming to lock in returns and liquidate old vehicles, according to managing partner Etienne Deshorme.
london
The listed firm brought the launch of Strategic Equity IV forward by two years due to faster-than-expected deployment.
Goldman
This is at least the second appointment Goldman's financial sponsors M&A group has made from Lazard after the appointment of MD Alex Mejia who will start in May.
transamerica
The secondaries firm has gained exposure to a portfolio of around 20 high-growth businesses in the fintech and insurtech sectors.
books
The buyout shop is making a €300m investment from its latest fund in the process, which values Springer Nature at about $7bn.
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Ares’ roster of sponsor and LP relationships will enable Landmark to enter the credit secondaries market, do deals in Asia and raise larger funds.
The $197bn private credit and private equity giant follows TPG and Brookfield in looking to gain exposure to the rapidly growing secondaries market.
promotion
The tail-end secondaries specialist is investing its seventh fund, which closed last year on its $1bn hard-cap.
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Compass Partners built its position in Rodenstock via two direct secondaries transactions funded by secondaries buyers.
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The secondaries market features prominently in Redefining Private Equity in the 2020's, a report compiled by Credit Suisse's private fund group.
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