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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.
fundraising
Capital raised in final closes jumped 455% year-on-year, setting a record for the strategy, according to Secondaries Investor data.
Brazil
2020 was set to be a good year for exits in LatAm, and covid-19 is forcing GPs to consider other options, according to Brazil's Spectra Investments.
euros
eQ PE SF III targets portfolios and GP-led deals in the Northern European mid-market.
Geneva
Unigestion Secondary Opportunity Fund V has been in market since January targeting €700m.
handshake
The appointment follows that of Daniel Lee as head of fundraising and investor relations for North America in April.
home shopping
HSE24 is owned by Providence Equity Partners, which hired Evercore to explore a GP-led process at the start of this year.
Yaron Zafir will take a senior role at the placement agent and advisory firm, bringing its number of secondaries advisory professionals to 10.
VC
The deal gave liquidity to 40,000 retail investors who averaged a 3x return on invest, Secondaries Investor has learned.
question mark
Secondaries Investor delved into public filings to find out who is invested in the largest-ever secondaries programme.
horse
The firm believes the four deal types represent a market opportunity of up to $8bn a year, according to US pension documents.
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