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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn is Hong Kong Bureau Chief for PEI Media. 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. Alex has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University and can be found tweeting at @alynnpei.
Thermometer
GP-led activity is picking up thanks to a decline in exit activity during the pandemic and rising familiarity with the practice.
treasure chest
The firm has held the final close and first close on its latest venture capital and private equity secondaries funds, respectively, according to chief executive Scott Hart.
Stephen-Watmore-QIC (1)
Stephen Whatmore, head of global private capital at the $69bn Australian investor, discloses how it decides whether to roll or sell in GP-led processes.
Japan
The buyout firm is considering using the secondaries market to help it avoid overstepping concentration limits.
Hong Kong appointment Rede Atlantic-Pacific
Charles Wan, whose departure from Atlantic Pacific was reported in January by Secondaries Investor, will hire up to six people to cover Asia on a primary and secondary basis.
Quotes they said it private equity
Representatives from Campbell Lutyens, Partners Group and CalSTRS were among last year’s most quotable denizens of private equity.
Tokyo skyline at night in Japan
Japan’s regional banks have been expected to be a key source of secondaries dealflow after piling into alternatives over the past decade.
Gianluca D'Angelo (left) and Jackson Chan, co-chief executives of Thrive Alternatives
Dominik Woessner, who was a director in Lazard's Singapore-based secondary advisory team, joined Thrive Alternatives in May.
Asia
Fundraising delays, rising demand in China for US dollar commitments and a backlog of pandemic-paused transactions are leading to more buying opportunities in Asia-Pacific.
Japan spin out
The new entity – Bee Alternatives – plans to raise approximately $280m across two feeder funds, one managed by the firm and another by Ant Capital.
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