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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 on European private equity. Prior to PEI, he reported for a number of publications in the specialist lending sector.

Our ‘mentor’: Bill Bain’s legacy

The Tennessee-native and Bain Capital founder is remembered by the private equity industry for his influence and inspiration.

Hall of Fame #3: Advent International GPE V

The third Hall of Famer is the 2005-vintage fifth fund from Boston-headquartered firm Advent International.

Cairngorm: Brexit drives UK businesses towards PE

The London-based firm has bolstered its investment team with two appointments after opening an Edinburgh office.

Bain seeks €1bn for European special sits – exclusive

The firm is aiming to hold a first close for Bain Capital Special Situations Europe in April, according to a Bain document seen by PEI.

Whitehorse targets Q1 close on second preferred equity fund

The Toronto-based firm is targeting $750m for Whitehorse Liquidity Partners II with a $1bn hard-cap, sister publication Secondaries Investor has learned.

Bain eyes Q2 first and final close on Europe V – exclusive

The private equity firm is also expected to begin raising its fourth Asian fund in the third quarter, Private Equity International has learned.

V4C to hold interim close on CEE fund – exclusive

The Warsaw-based firm held a first close on over €75m in December and will complete another this month to accommodate an additional limited partner, PEI understands.

Meet Coller Capital’s newest rainmaker

Private equity fundraising veteran will no doubt be called upon as the secondaries firm ramps up marketing for its eighth global fund.

Looking ahead: Europe in 2018

Fears of a bear market, declining UK appeal and Asian acquisitions are expected to dominate the continent in 2018.

PE fundraising nears 2008 levels – updated

Several huge closes drove the average fund size to $778.8m in 2017, up from $564.2m the previous year.