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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.
Long-term hourglass

Ex-Obama advisor nears $1.5bn close for Buffett-style long-holds – exclusive

Cranemere Group has raised capital from a Middle Eastern family office, a public US institution and a UK pension, PEI understands.
California hill in the Bay Area

CalSTRS may face uphill climb in directs build-out

The Californian pension will consider hiring an additional 12 direct investment professionals at a time when public institutions are finding it hard to draw top talent.

GP interests: Niche work if you can get it

Funds that buy stakes in private equity firms are hot property; but growth in that segment is naturally constrained.

‘Strong allegiance’ helps Colony win race for Abraaj LatAm business

Colony’s purchase of the Latin America unit has been at least six months in the making.

Dyal to close Fund IV on more than $7bn in Q1 – exclusive

Dyal was initially targeting $6bn but is likely to raise significantly more after completing six deals from Fund IV in 2018, PEI understands.
Arrows hitting target

Rothschild’s Five Arrows seeks €1bn for European buyouts – exclusive

The firm aims to close Five Arrows Principal Investments III this quarter, Private Equity International has learned.
Healthcare businesses

Bleak prognosis for UK healthcare post-Brexit

Proponents of the sector are concerned restrictions on EU migration post-Brexit could have an impact on its appeal.
Healthcare sign

France’s Apax eyes foreign expansion with ex-3i healthcare hire

Marc Benatar will help the firm expand its healthcare business to include companies in Benelux, Italy and French-speaking Switzerland, he tells PEI.
Gender divide

Recruitment quotas won’t fix PE’s gender problem

Private equity's diversity issue goes deeper than firms not seeing enough female candidates.

Apax eyes H1 return with latest mega-fund

The buyout shop is expected to target around $10bn for Apax X, Private Equity International has learned.

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