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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.

Glendower buys Liberty stake via single-asset deal

The secondaries buyer becomes a minority shareholder in the high-end UK department store alongside principals from former owner Bluegem Capital.

Blackstone’s Strategic Partners holds final close on $11.1bn

The Blackstone unit has become the first of the big names to wind up fundraising in a likely record year for secondaries.

HarbourVest makes headway with real assets fundraise

Real Assets Fund IV is targeting $700m, almost double the amount raised for its predecessor.

Germany’s Capiton eyes single-asset pharma deal – exclusive

Park Hill is understood to be running the process which involves omega-3 producer KD Pharma Bexbach.

Waterland tops Palico fund pricing list

A stake in the Dutch PE firm's 2015-vintage fund sold for 121% of NAV, according to a survey of recent transactions by the online marketplace, with average pricing at par.

Glendower taps Debevoise for general counsel hire

Tom Hodge, who was previously a senior associate, will lead the firm's in-house legal and compliance function.

Secondaries market set for another record year – NYPPEX

At least $36bn worth of fund stakes changed hands in the first half of the year with GP-led deals accounting for 34% of the total, according to the intermediary.

How LGT applies ESG filters to secondaries deals

Partner Martha Heitmann discusses ESG-driven secondaries sales and what to do if a portfolio sets off alarms.

BEX hires ex-Astorg director as operating partner

Thomas Carbonel will be responsible for transaction execution at the niche secondaries firm, which is investing its $365m third fund.
Matt Sparks

Northleaf Young Gun promoted to MD

Matthew Sparks, who ranked 13th in last year's Young Guns ranking, has been with the mid-market secondaries firm for more than nine years.

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