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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn
Alex Lynn is senior reporter for Private Equity International in Hong Kong. He previously covered the EMEA region from PEI's London office, where he was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year - Alternatives 2018 and 2019. He has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University.
Coronavirus impact
LPs are encouraging managers to discuss coronavirus over the phone as formal reporting has been limited by the speed at which the pandemic is escalating.
Coronavirus impact on markets
Drawdowns could enable managers to pre-empt liquidity issues arising from the pandemic but may compound the problem for certain LPs.
Travel disruption from coronavirus
Sponsors are also pushing for longer due diligence windows to account for disruption caused by coronavirus and to better understand its impact, a law firm has said.
Subdued distributions, an aversion to tech and declining valuations were among the key trends shaping private equity in the region last year.
Precipitous drop in California
Negative returns in credit, funds of funds and emerging markets dulled the $402bn institution’s PE performance last year, investment committee documents show.
Pharmaceutical business
The Singaporean firm held the final close on Quadria Capital Fund II on $595m after raising its hard-cap from $500m, managing partner Abrar Mir tells PEI.
Tokyo, Japan
Yasuyuki Tomita, who was promoted from DBJ Asset Management last year, will oversee the development of a growth equity platform targeting domestic SMEs.
Niigata, Chubu region, Japan
The fund's investors are predominantly regional banks and local financial institutions looking to generate additional business opportunities within their respective locales, PEI understands.
Heightened scrutiny
The private equity giant has said its business could be damaged by allegations of improper conduct or press speculation – whether valid or not.
Mumbai, India
The group did the same for Tata Capital Growth Fund II, which is expected to hold a final close below target in H1 2020.
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