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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 wrote for a number of publications in the specialist lending sector.

Acanthus’s Wilkinson: heady fundraising environment hides GP ‘pain’

Some managers are giving away more favourable terms to LPs as it becomes harder to stand out from the crowd, according to a PEI Rainmaker.

GSO: Hybrid debt-equity funds aligned, not conflicted

A combination of equity and debt could provide greater alignment with portfolio companies when battling an unfavourable cycle, according to GSO Capital Partners’ Paulo Eapen.

Why timing matters in emerging markets

Vehicles reached peak TVPI in their eighth year after launch, compared with the 10th year for developed markets, according to a report from eFront.

Triton returns with Fund V – exclusive

The turnaround specialist is expected to seek at least €3bn for the vehicle.

Carlyle brings in the big guns to advise co-CEOs

The firm has tapped a navy veteran and leadership guru to serve as confidante to its recently appointed co-chief executives.

LP appetite for EM hits four-year high

More than one in three of respondents plan to increase their allocation to emerging markets as a proportion of their total portfolio, up from 29 percent last year.

KKR loses PE veteran

Jonathan Smidt has stood down as head of the industrials investment team after 18 years at the firm.

Oriens hits target on Central Europe fund – exclusive

The €70m Fund II will target controlling stakes in small- and mid-cap manufacturing and services companies in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

LP shift to direct investing puts pressure on talent supply

A majority of LPs find recruitment and internal resource constraints to be significant barriers to improving PE returns, according to Coller Capital's latest survey.

Abraaj breaks silence with creditors meeting

The firm has called a private meeting in Dubai with shareholders, creditors and advisors to discuss the potential sale of its fund management business.

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