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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.
Stockholm, Sweden
EQT’s September stock market listing was a rare, unqualified success in the history of private market listings.
Though the secondaries market continues to grow apace, sentiment dampened slightly in 2019, with cost concerns around GP-led deals a sticking point.
Secondaries firms and mid-market tech funds are among the beneficiaries of the region’s increasingly sophisticated pension systems.
Aberdeen Standard
Graham McDonald is leaving as part of a PE and VC restructuring process, the firm tells PEI.
Algarve, Portugal
This European country has been attracting industry professionals due to its golden beaches, family-friendly resorts and of course, its buying power.
SuperInvestor
Cheap, borrower-friendly loans proved a comfort to LPs and GPs at SuperInvestor, despite sentiment indicators ticking down this year.
High valuations on entry and an onerous fee burden are causing investors to look elsewhere.
water tap
Almost one-fifth of LPs cite liquidity requirements as a motivation for selling fund stakes – a seven-year high – according to research by Montana Capital Partners.
3i
The UK private equity giant has grown its exposure to discount retailer Action, whose exiting LPs achieved a gross multiple of 31.3x.
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