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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.
The fund, which was twice oversubscribed, was raised in less than three months.  
 The modernisation of the business intelligence firm’s management team was the bedrock for value growth, according to EQT.   
Following the departure of credit focused Peter Miholich late last year, another senior investment professional left the firm in April.
The bank was granted a 5-year extension to divest private fund holdings.
The new firm will try to raise up to €400m for its debut independent fund, said the firm’s President Jean Eichenlaub.  
Former surgeon Amit Thaper is charged with seeking new investments in the services, distribution and manufacturing sectors.
The Massena Partners spin-off is banking on its novel fee structure.
S&P Global’s latest market snapshot reveals a big increase in entry deal size and a disappointing decline in exit values and deal count.
The sale comes as the buyout house gears up for a final close on its 10th flagship fund.
New principals have been appointed in secondaries, real assets, co-investments, credit instruments and product management.

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