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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn
Alex Lynn is a Hong Kong-based reporter for Private Equity International focusing on the Asia-Pacific markets. In 2018, he was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year in the Alternatives category. Prior to PEI, Alex wrote for a number of specialist lending publications in London.

Urbanisation prompts Abraaj to acquire dining chain from ECP

The firm’s $990 million Africa Fund III aims to benefit from the continent’s rapidly expanding middle class.

Vitruvian raises €2.4bn for oversubscribed third fund

The fund is more than double the size of its 2013 predecessor.

ECI to generate 3.3x on radar company sale

The deal follows ECI 8’s divestment of Kelvin Hughes’ navigation arm last year.

Sycamore inks year’s largest buyout amid P2P rush

The New York-based firm’s $6.9bn take-private adds to a growing trend of private equity firms delisting public companies.

TPG launches $400m IPO for SPAC

TPG Pace Holdings will target underperforming companies in the technology, media or business services sectors.

VIA Equity pushes into Germany

The firm, which is backed by two large Danish pensions, has hired a German dealmaker and established an office in Munich.

The return of the mega-deal (in miniature)

Carlyle’s sale of Holland & Barrett for £1.8bn is the latest in a string of UK mega-buyouts.

AGIC enters US market with pharma deal

The European-Asian fund has sealed its first US deal, the fourth investment from its $1 billion debut fund.

Manager cuts listed PE exposure as discounts narrow

Cayman-based Overseas Asset Management looks to ‘end game’ funds returning capital at NAV.

PE should ‘speak out’ about Brexit

Not enough courageous people have voiced their concerns about the UK’s departure from the EU, according to a former European Commission securities and financial markets executive.
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