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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.

Carlyle mulled Africa fund stapled deal – exclusive

The private equity giant approached secondaries buyers about acquiring LP stakes in its 2013-vintage Sub-Saharan Africa Fund and making a stapled commitment to its successor.

Pantheon adds principal to real assets team

Janice Ince will source, evaluate and execute real assets primary and secondaries deals from the firm's San Francisco office.

HarbourVest seeks to almost double fund size with Real Assets IV

The firm is seeking $700m for its latest real assets secondaries vehicle and has upped its carried interest to 12.5% from 10% compared with Fund III.

Buyers anticipating a Japanese free-for-all may have to wait

Norinchukin Bank’s $5bn portfolio sale is driven by regulation, but it may well be some time before similar deals come to market.

Northleaf hires London MD

The Toronto-headquartered firm, which last year raised $1.3bn for secondaries, has appointed Sophia Damianou as MD of EMEA business development.

Lexington lined up to back Vitruvian GP-led – exclusive

The secondaries firm is in pole position to back a GP-led process on Vitruvian Partners' 2007-vintage fund, which has around €850m in remaining NAV.

Ardian to buy Norinchukin mega-portfolio

The portfolio, worth up to $5bn, comprises around 35 positions and is 75% unfunded, Secondaries Investor revealed in March.

PODCAST: How to avoid pitfalls in stapled deals

Blue chip managers are using stapled secondaries deals to boost fundraising and provide liquidity to LPs. In this 17-minute podcast, lawyers from Proskauer, Debevoise & Plimpton and MJ Hudson discuss how GPs and LPs should approach this growing transaction type.

W Capital collects $250m so far for directs

The direct secondaries specialist has been in market for at least a year targeting $750m.

What lawyers think about stapled deals

The impact of SEC attention, the right way to get a fairness opinion and the growing influence of the LPAC – just some of the topics discussed on Secondaries Investor’s upcoming stapled deals podcast.
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