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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.

Performance watch: TPG’s PE funds

An interactive chart mapping returns by net IRR and total-value-to-paid-in across some of the firm's private equity funds.

TPG eyes up to $3.5bn for The Rise Fund II

The vehicle will be established next year to pursue the same strategy as its $2bn 2017-vintage predecessor, according to New Jersey State Investment Council documents seen by PEI.

How firms like Blackstone institutionalise private wealth fundraising

Firms hoping to tap high-net-worth capital on a grand scale must navigate regulation, due diligence and liquidity requirements, the firm's Joan Solotar tells PEI.

New Mountain Capital to launch minority strategy – exclusive

The firm will raise a 'Strategic Equity' fund targeting sectors similar to those of its flagship buyout vehicles, PEI understands.

Partners Group ‘more neutral’ towards PE as valuations affect appeal

The firm has downgraded its allocation to certain segments of the market, including European and US mid-caps, according to its latest Private Markets Navigator update.

Crestline: Fear of market pullback buoys portfolio finance

Provisions to allow this kind of borrowing are becoming better documented in LPAs, the co-head of Crestline's portfolio finance vehicle tells PEI.

What happens when subscription credit lines turn sour

SocGen’s dispute with some Abraaj LPs over an unpaid facility could have far-reaching consequences for the fund finance industry.

Another Terra Firma exec departs while on fundraising trail

The move follows reports Terra Firma is seeking €3bn for its first commingled buyout fund in 12 years.

Why this Native American tribe is betting on direct PE

Mno-Bmadsen, which reinvests gaming profits on behalf of 5,600 Pokagon citizens, plans to double its AUM by December 2019 through direct private equity.

Public pensions double PE commitments in 2018

Institutions in the US and UK made 737 commitments to the asset class between Q1 and Q3, compared with 314 during this period last year, according to eVestment data.

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