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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.

Updated indictment sheds new light on Abraaj case

The document paints a picture of deceit, bribery and personal enrichment at the collapsed emerging markets firm.

Diversity not a priority as ESG makes gains

Just over a third of private equity managers consider diversity in their investment processes, according to LGT Capital Partners' ESG Report 2019.

What makes a good investment partner?

LPs can bring a lot more to the table than just cash.

PEI 300: The pulling power of impact

Profit-with-purpose has made a mark in the past year, despite recent negative headlines.

PEI 300: The pulling power of impact

Profit-with-purpose has made a mark in the past year, despite recent negative headlines.

Abraaj: Courtroom drama will have palpable effect on GP-LP relationships

This case will have ramifications that go far beyond Abraaj and EM private equity.

Sovereign wealth funds: The Middle East’s biggest five

The Middle East is full of institutional capital. These are the richest five that commit to private equity.

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.
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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.

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.
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