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Alex Lynn
Alex Lynn is senior reporter for Private Equity International in Hong Kong. He previously covered the EMEA region from PEI's London office, where he was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year - Alternatives 2018 and 2019. He has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University.
US buyout multiples
A spike in US buyout multiples was driven by opportunistic investing and certain sectors experiencing a 'sugar-rush' of sudden demand, according to PwC.
Alok Oberoi Everstone
The Burger King India owner took strong measures to prevent unemployment during lockdown, executive chairman Alok Oberoi tells PEI.
Betting on unicorns
Although HNWIs have not been precluded from acquiring positions in pre-IPO businesses via the secondaries market, the process can be complex and fraught with risk.
Under the hood
Hong Kong-based CLSA is seeking up to $100m from the likes of HNWIs and wealth managers to build a portfolio of pre-IPO tech unicorns, sister title Secondaries Investor understands.
China Lighthouse
Lighthouse Capital serves as financial advisor to private placements across 13 sectors and reserves investment rights to participate in up to 10 percent of each deal.
PEI's interactive chart takes a look at some markets beyond the US that permit defined contribution plans to invest in private equity, and the regulations governing their participation.
UBS Family Office Report 2020
The proportion of family offices intending to increase their direct PE activity also nearly halved during the pandemic, a study by UBS has found.
Emerging Asia
Ravi Thakran is open to partnering with existing firms boasting complementary strategies and has the support of several former colleagues, he told PEI.
PEI H1 2020 fundraising
Funds that closed on more than $5bn in H1 took on average 15 months to do so, longer than in any of the previous five years, according to PEI data.
Taal Volcano eruption in Philippines
A one-two punch of the Taal volcano eruption and covid-19 put paid to an in-person AGM, where the firm had expected to finalise the due diligence process.
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