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Alex Lynn is Asia Editor for Private Equity International in Hong Kong. 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. He has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University and can be found tweeting at @alynnpei.
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.
Yuan to dollar restructuring
TR's deal uses China’s QFLP structure, which permits select foreign managers to invest onshore in yuan using capital raised offshore.
Yuan to dollar restructuring
Buhuo is the latest Chinese GP using secondaries to raise capital from what is perceived to be a more stable LP base than those at home.
New York
Metropolitan's new owner BentallGreenOak is known within the real estate world for an unconventional diversity, equity and inclusion policy.
Asia
TPG had appointed the former head of secondaries at CPP Investments, Michael Woolhouse, in July to lead its expansion in North America and Europe.
Riga, Latvia
Flashpoint Secondary Fund is anchored by the Scheinberg family office, which represents the founders and former owners of online gaming website Pokerstars.
Make hay
The number of sponsor-led secondaries coming to market this year is expected to be bolstered by fundraising delays, rising demand in China for US dollar commitments and a backlog of transactions.
Diversity and inclusion
The initiative has 46 founding signatories, including Blackstone, The Carlyle Group and Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
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