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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 Asia-Pacific private equity. Prior to PEI, he wrote for a number of specialist lending publications in London.
Juneau, Alaska

Five ways Alaska Permanent will boost its Asia exposure

The $65bn fund is underweight the region and is looking at China, Indonesia and pan-Asian funds, according to senior portfolio manager Yup Kim.

Australia’s next generation of managers

As some of the country’s old guard struggle to navigate leadership transitions, a new wave of managers has emerged.

Why Australia’s BGH needn’t worry about slow deployment – yet

TPG veteran Ben Gray’s firm closed Austalia’s largest-ever first-time fund on A$2.6bn in May 2018, but has only signed one deal. We investigate what’s behind the hold-up.

Technology investing: LPs could become overexposed to the sector in rush to ‘tech-wash’

The rush to present businesses as tech-related is a risk.

‘Scrap fee disclosures to boost superfunds’

The Australian Investment Council is urging the country’s government to remove barriers holding back the flow of capital to start-ups, SMEs and other high-growth businesses. 
Paris, France

Ardian’s investor base grows 25% as fundraising triples

The firm secured new mandates with projected future commitments of over $3bn and reported increasing demand from Southern Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Harvard University at night

Endowments, foundations rewarded for going private

Top-decile institutional investors had a median allocation of 40% or more in private investments, according to Cambridge Associates research.

HSBC closes private client ‘Vision’ fund

The debut fund will target primary, secondaries and direct co-investments across multiple geographies, sectors and strategies.
Australia

Riverside makes Australia primary focus of latest Asia-Pacific fund

The change reflects Australia and New Zealand’s disproportionate weighting in Riverside Asia-Pacific Fund II, a $235m 2012-vintage.

Hong Kong’s extradition crisis is a headwind for private equity

The territory's recent protests pose a challenge to attempts by the financial centre to cement its status as a private equity hub.
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