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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn
Alex Lynn is a reporter for Private Equity International. Based in London, Alex's primary focus is European private equity fundraising. Prior to PEI, he wrote for a number of publications in the specialist lending sector.
Bearish

Bears spotted in APAC private equity

Some 14% of global professionals expect private equity activity to deteriorate over the next 12 months, compared with only 1% last year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Moscow, Russia

Baring Vostok installs replacement heads as Calvey remains in jail

The firm has temporarily suspended the four detained employees amid a dispute over the transfer of shares from one of its portfolio companies.
Milan, Italy

Italian SWF spinout raises €1.4bn for country’s second-largest fund

FSI I marks Europe’s third-largest debut fund targeting a single country since the global financial crisis.
Ambulance healthcare

Ethos pauses healthcare fundraise over pricing concerns – exclusive

The firm had been seeking $250m for the vehicle and was expecting to hold a first close in the second quarter of last year.
Darts on target

Hermes reaches target on fourth co-invest fund – exclusive

The firm held a first close on Hermes GPE PEC IV Co-Investment Fund, which has a $500m hard-cap.

PE will start adopting VC’s fund terms

More venture capital-like fund terms could be bad news for limited partners.
Washington DC

Carlyle’s Lee: ‘Challenging’ environment could affect 2019 deployment

The firm expects to raise $20bn across all asset classes this year, CFO Curtis Buser said on a Q4 earnings call Wednesday.
Cobalt GP data

High asset prices threaten GP fee revenues – report

Compressed exit multiples could have a material impact on performance fee income, according to tech platform Cobalt.
Tweak

Carlyle tweaks carry on latest tech fund – exclusive

Carlyle Europe Technology Partners IV, which closed on €1.35bn last week, will charge 25% carry after it returns 2.25x cost to LPs.
Munich, Germany

Munich PEP woos institutions with third FoF

The fund has already made commitments across seven vehicles, meaning LPs can buy into an existing portfolio.

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