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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.

China Everbright seeks USD after domestic fundraising crackdown

The state-owned conglomerate's private equity subsidiary will look to tap Chinese fund institutions and corporates, family offices and overseas markets including the UK and US.

Global firms march on Japan

Overseas managers are being lured by the promise of corporate divestitures, but they face an uphill climb in breaking into Japan.

A frothy cup of private equity

Fundraisers can now head down to Starbucks for a $100m fund commitment, but what does this tell us about the market cycle?
Dave Chen, Urs Baumann, Melissa Drew

PG Impact: how LPs differ on return expectations

European LPs are more tolerant of lower debt-like returns from impact funds, co-founder Urs Baumann told delegates at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Forum in Hong Kong on 27 March.
Apples and oranges

Why Brookfield-Oaktree’s AUM is still some way off Blackstone’s

Brookfield calculates AUM differently to the likes of Blackstone and includes the debt of companies it controls.

Funds of Funds Special: Using FoFs as a co-investment consultant

Fund of funds managers are leveraging their GP relationships and resources to operate as an outsourced co-investment consultant.
The DACH region

DACH and French LPs grow keen on co-investments

Institutional investors are trying to do whatever they can to reduce gross-to-net spreads or reduce overall private equity fees to boost performance, according to research by Rede Partners.

Funds of Funds Special: Connecting LPs with fundless sponsors

Fundless sponsors are winning fans in the fund of funds world, but performance remains front of mind.
Dubai, UAE

Life after Abraaj: How former employees can remain in private equity

Junior and mid-level employees are widely regarded as attractive targets, while more senior personnel may find themselves on the receiving end of tough questions from future business partners.
Brookfield & Oaktree chart

How does an Oaktree-Brookfield entity stack up?

PEI's interactive charts paint a picture of how the two would marry together.

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