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

LeapFrog taps ex-Axa chief for impact leadership council – exclusive

Henri de Castries – who led the €1.4trn French insurance giant from 2000 to 2016 – will provide the firm’s board with new relationships and strategic guidance.

Abraaj art sale paints picture of firm’s latest woes

Abraaj’s joint provisional liquidators identified 367 pieces of artwork held in the company’s name, with an insured value of $22m, per creditors’ documents.

Ineffective GP-LP reporting ‘hurts’ private equity

Complexity, opacity and a lack of standardisation have slowed efforts to improve reporting, a conference has heard.

The 10 largest fundraises of 2018 (so far)

Firms raised more than $259bn between Q1 and Q3, marking the lowest total since 2015 for the same period.

Europe braces for mega-fund mania

Cinven, Apax and Permira are among those due major raises in the next 12 months, forcing investors to make tough decisions.

OpEx Awards 2018: LeapFrog Investments ensures growth for insurance broker

The portfolio company's focus on its poorer customers impressed the judges for the Editors' Award in Asia.

OpEx Awards 2018: Mekong turns healthy profit with pharmaceutical business

The lower mid-market/small-cap award in Asia went to the Vietnam-focused firm for its revitalisation of Traphaco.

Silicon Valley Bank on Abraaj, evolving credit lines & HNWs

The lender’s head of global fund banking for EMEA tells PEI about the implications of the Abraaj Group saga, enhancements in underwriting, changing LP bases and fee structures.

Epiris nets £821m for debut solo fund

Electra Partners rebranded as Epiris in December 2016 after being served notice from the listed investment trust whose portfolio it had managed for 30 years.

Alaska reaps reward for going direct

The sovereign wealth fund’s $7.2bn private equity and special opportunities portfolio returned 32.7% for the year ending 30 June.

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