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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.
The fallout from the firm's collapse will drive change.
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 increasing transaction type.
The size of the alleged fraud, the involvement of the US government and his high-level political connections in Pakistan make granting the Abraaj founder bail too great a risk, a UK court decided.
As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.
Sev Vettivetpillai, former managing partner at Abraaj
The former managing partner and head of impact appeared by video-link at Westminster Magistrates Court on fraud charges brought by the US government.
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A timeline shows what Abraaj and founder Arif Naqvi are alleged to have done regarding the misappropriation of capital from its 2015-vintage Growth Markets Health Fund, according to the US regulator's complaint.
The placement agent and advisory firm is among the first to announce a new office opening as part of its Brexit contingency plans.
The firm, formed by two former Coller Capital partners, has also hired a director away from the secondaries specialist.
The Senior Managers and Certification Regime will revamp the structure and culture of private equity firms in many ways, valuations being one
The Senior Managers and Certification Regime will revamp the structure and culture of private equity firms in many ways, valuations being one
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