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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 reported for a number of publications in the specialist lending sector.

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.

ACE plots one-and-done on fourth secondaries fund – exclusive

Secondary Investments IV has a $20m hard-cap to stay within its niche, according to co-founder Sherif ElHalwagy.

Onex offloads stake in own fund after $354m buyback

The firm sold a portion of the stake to unnamed limited partners for $198m, chief financial officer Chris Govan said in a Q3 earnings call.

CalPERS faces commitment issues

The US's largest public pension made $3.3bn of commitments to private equity in the 2016-17 fiscal year amid its programme to reduce its number of relationships with external GPs.

Salary cuts bite European private capital execs

Some 15% of private capital executives saw a decrease in their year-on-year base salary in 2017, significantly higher than the 1% who reported a similar change last year.

Harvard endowment to continue illiquids reduction

The $36bn fund reported strong private equity returns after implementing an “aggressive” restructuring plan in December 2016.

GPs clear up transparency issues

Just over half of LPs have experienced greater transparency from fund managers since 2015, a new report claims.