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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn
Alex Lynn is a reporter for Private Equity International. Based in Hong Kong, Alex's primary focus is Asian private equity fundraising. Prior to PEI, he wrote for a number of specialist lending publications in London.

How technology could shape the future of fundraising

Online fundraising platforms could become more common over the next decade, but obstacles to their growth remain
Toronto

CPPIB more than doubles co-investment spending

The C$392bn fund closed 26 co-investments representing C$3.1bn of invested capital in the fiscal year ending 31 March.

LBO sell-off to blame for Europe’s dealmaking slump – report

A recent dip in secondary market pricing for leveraged loans and high-yield bonds has made financing costs too high in Q1, according to PitchBook data.
Mumbai, India

India’s Lighthouse closes third fund as market heats up

The firm has raised $230m for India 2020 Fund III which received backing from investors including the International Finance Corporation, CDC Group and DEG.
Tokyo, Japan

Tikehau holds first close on debut Asian FoF – exclusive

The firm is opening a new Tokyo office to help diversify its LP base and accelerate its investment pace in Asia.

Funds slower to return to market as dealmaking stalls

The average time between funds increased to four years and three months in 2018, the first such increase in five years, according to EY research.

Insurers warm to private equity as yields edge lower

Private equity is expected to deliver the highest returns in the next 12 months by 43% of respondents, the highest of any asset class, according to GSAM research.

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?

How technology could shape the future of fundraising

Online fundraising platforms could become more common over the next decade, but obstacles to their growth remain

DOWNLOAD: Growth and TMT funds are flavour of the quarter

In this 11-slide presentation PEI breaks down the $91bn of capital raised for private equity last quarter by strategy, geography and the industry's biggest funds.
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