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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn is a reporter for Private Equity International. Based in London, Alex's primary focus is on European private equity. Prior to PEI, he wrote for a number of publications in the specialist lending sector.

HVPE cashes in as HarbourVest embraces credit lines

The use of debt to delay capital calls saw HVPE’s distributions outweigh investments last year.

Rede co-founder to relocate as firm eyes US GPs

The firm plans to add one or two US managers to its platform to diversify the business.

France’s Oddo seeking €300m for debut secondaries fund

The asset manager acquired the secondaries and fund of funds arm of ACG Group for €1.8bn last week, marking its entry into private equity.

ACG sells FoFs, secondaries arm to focus on directs

Asset manager Oddo BHF has acquired the fund of funds unit in its first foray into private equity.

Verdane reaches hard-cap on debut buyout fund

The Norwegian secondaries firm has launched a strategy targeting direct control positions in larger Nordic companies, according to managing partner Bjarne Lie.

Ardian pivots to mandates as LPs shun primary FoFs

The firm has more than tripled its deployment of LP capital through mandates over the past three years as investors seek to avoid the additional fees associated with primary funds of funds.

Whitehorse targets Q1 close on second fund – exclusive

The preferred equity specialist is targeting $750m for Whitehorse Liquidity Partners II with a $1bn hard-cap, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Meet Coller Capital’s newest rainmaker

The private equity fundraising veteran will no doubt be called upon as the secondaries firm ramps up marketing for its eighth global fund.

Ardian to launch $8bn mature secondaries fund

Generation Mature Secondary FoF will target stakes in European and US private equity funds.

Aberdeen: GP-leds strain investor loyalties

Some LPs are feeling betrayed in fund restructurings because GPs are having to choose who they serve, the firm's senior investment manager said.

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