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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.

Coller survey: Alignment is LPs’ biggest concern in GP-leds

Misaligned incentives, a lack of information and tight timeframes are the chief concerns of LPs, a majority of which have encountered a GP-led process.

HarbourVest’s Dover X set to hold first close on at least $2.5bn – exclusive

Dover Street X, the firm's latest flagship secondaries fund, is seeking $6.5bn including co-investment capital.

Park Hill director departs – exclusive

Christopher Hope, who joined from Blackstone, has left the firm after nine years, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Debevoise promotes two to partner

Private equity lawyer Jane Engelhardt and tax lawyer Cécile Beurrier both count HarbourVest Partners among their clients.

Goldman raises at least $3bn for Vintage VIII

The fund is targeting $7bn, slightly less than its predecessor raised at final close in 2017.

Mid Europa mulls GP-led on crisis-era fund – exclusive

The CEE-focused buyout firm, which is seeking €800m for its fifth flagship, is considering restructuring options for its 2007-vintage fund.
Africa

Carlyle’s Africa fund is a prime candidate for a GP-led secondaries process

Emerging market GP-led deals are rife with difficulties but Carlyle’s name and the dynamics of the secondaries market suggest a deal can be done on its Africa fund.

Performance watch: Goldman Sachs’ Vintage funds

As the firm seeks $7bn for its latest flagship fund, we look at the performance of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's flagship secondaries vehicles so far.

Ex-AlpInvest MD taps former shop for GP stakes hire

Joseph Lombardo, who left AlpInvest's partnerships team in December, has joined former MD Sean Gallary at mid-market fund of firms outfit Stonyrock Partners.

17Capital hires more JPMorgan fund finance execs

Fund finance professionals David Wilson and Emad Shahin follow Thomas Doyle, who joined the preferred specialist as a partner in September.
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