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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn
Alex Lynn is a reporter for Private Equity International. Based in Hong Kong, Alex's primary focus is Asian private equity fundraising. Prior to PEI, he wrote for a number of specialist lending publications in London.
Melbourne, Australia, time

Why Australia’s BGH needn’t worry about slow deployment – yet

TPG veteran Ben Gray’s firm is understood to be using credit lines to avoid fee-drag on Australia’s largest first-time fund.
Public market indices

Post-crisis returns are as strong as the 1990s – report

A report by two academics shows US buyouts have historically outperformed the S&P 500 by a fairly wide margin.
Paris, France

Morgan Stanley acquires GP stake to back Tikehau’s US expansion

The investment bank invested through its $1.4bn North Haven Tactical Value fund, which closed in December.

How technology could shape the future of fundraising

Online fundraising platforms could become more common over the next decade, but obstacles to their growth remain
Toronto

CPPIB more than doubles co-investment spending

The C$392bn fund closed 26 co-investments representing C$3.1bn of invested capital in the fiscal year ending 31 March.

LBO sell-off to blame for Europe’s dealmaking slump – report

A recent dip in secondary market pricing for leveraged loans and high-yield bonds has made financing costs too high in Q1, according to PitchBook data.
Mumbai, India

India’s Lighthouse closes third fund as market heats up

The firm has raised $230m for India 2020 Fund III which received backing from investors including the International Finance Corporation, CDC Group and DEG.
Tokyo, Japan

Tikehau holds first close on debut Asian FoF – exclusive

The firm is opening a new Tokyo office to help diversify its LP base and accelerate its investment pace in Asia.

Funds slower to return to market as dealmaking stalls

The average time between funds increased to four years and three months in 2018, the first such increase in five years, according to EY research.

Insurers warm to private equity as yields edge lower

Private equity is expected to deliver the highest returns in the next 12 months by 43% of respondents, the highest of any asset class, according to GSAM research.

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