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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.
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Secondaries funds should be used cautiously and for tactical purposes only when constructing a private markets portfolio, according to research by Wellershoff & Partners.
EBITDA addbacks became an increasing cause for concern in 2019 as borrowers stretched the bounds of permissible adjustments.
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.
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