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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.

Oddo plots fundraising ‘tour’ following PE acquisition

The newly-rebranded Oddo BHF Private Equity will seek €300m for a new secondaries vehicle from predominantly European and Middle Eastern institutional LPs.

Japan LBO returns are lagging – but for how long?

Japanese funds have generated a lower TVPI multiple than other developed markets, according to investment software firm eFront.

Credit Suisse’s Murphy: LPs want control

The bank has launched a four-strong directs and co-investment team amid soaring investor demand for greater control over their private equity holdings.
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Dyal plots June close after collecting $4.9bn – exclusive

The Neuberger Berman unit has not set a hard-cap for the vehicle but is unlikely to exceed $6bn, PEI understands.

ACG sells FoFs, secondaries arm to focus on directs – updated

Asset manager Oddo BHF has acquired the fund of funds unit in its first foray into private equity.

Ex-3i head reaches hard-cap on debut fund – exclusive

The vehicle – which was launched in 2016 – has already completed three deals and is over halfway invested, founder Crevan O’Grady tells PEI.

European firms dominate Q1 buyout fundraising

The top 10 largest buyout funds amassed $46.4bn between them in the period, representing 87% of the $53.6bn committed to the strategy.

Ardian breaks growth fund hard-cap after ‘big change’ in LP base

The firm held a final close on Growth Fund II at €230m, well above its €200m hard-cap and more than triple the size of its €70m predecessor.

Huron smashes target on debut non-control fund

The Detroit-based firm collected $142m for the vehicle, well above its $100m target, according to a statement.

Norway’s SWF dealt PE blow

A government white paper cited transparency issues and management fees as reasons why the $1trn fund should not invest in unlisted equities.

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