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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.

Hektor’s New 2ND Capital holds final close on debut fund – exclusive

The firm founded by former AlpInvest Partners exec Tjarko Hektor has beat the $250m target of its fund that will focus on the US small- and mid-market.

Vitruvian mulls restructuring of 2007-vintage fund – exclusive

The high-growth specialist is in early stage discussions about offering liquidity to investors in the €925m vehicle.
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Buyers tweak investment strategies in anticipation of downturn

At a seminar held by the BVCA, Pomona, Glendower and Headway discussed doing deals in a market where volatility is the new norm.

Single-asset deals: the case for making concentrated bets

Single-asset restructurings have exploded in popularity over the past 12 months, but are not to everyone’s taste.

Arcano and Adveq among backers of Emeram GP-led – exclusive

The German GP is understood to be working with advisor Park Hill on a tender offer process on its sole fund.
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DWS makes promotion to director

The firm formerly known as Deutsche Asset Management, which is in market seeking $500m for secondaries, has promoted London-based Rodrigo Patiño.

North American public pensions: reluctant leaders

Large North American public pension plans may be fuelling one part of the secondaries market, while pouring cold water on another.

Glendower acquires stakes from Swiss insurer

The portfolio put on the market by Swiss National Accident Insurance Institution includes stakes in funds managed by Bridgepoint and 3i.

17Capital expands New York team

Jonathan Goldberg joins from the leveraged finance team at RBC Capital Markets, making him the third senior appointment made by 17Capital in nine months.

LACERS opens door to secondaries trades

The LP has restructured its private equity portfolio, increasing its commitment capacity to the strategy and to emerging managers, and it can now sell interests on the secondaries market.

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