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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.
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CFO Q&A: Tech investments mean Xen’s finance team ‘will be incredibly small’

Tim Janke, Blackstone's former Asia CFO, discusses the complexities of launching a fundraising platform targeting individual investors.

Dyal’s new credit vehicle: A look under the hood

Neuberger Berman's GP stakes unit has moved into private credit. We look at its new fund's loan terms, expected performance and opportunity set.
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A new and X-citing CSR initiative

BEX Capital's Fund III is its first to offer ‘X shares,’ which are exempt from management fees and carried interest for non-governmental organisations and non-profit foundations.

The Abraaj effect hits fund finance

Banks are changing the way security notices are issued to LPs following the firm’s collapse.
Succession

On the minds of GPs: succession fears

Nearly one-third of professionals anticipate a succession-led key person event at their firm in the next five years, according to research by Investec.

PE will start adopting VC’s fund terms

More venture capital-like fund terms could be bad news for limited partners.

High asset prices threaten GP fee revenues – report

Compressed exit multiples could have a material impact on performance fee income, according to tech platform Cobalt.

Europe: Home of the no-fault divorce clause

US funds often offer a no-fault suspension of the investment period, which is relatively rare in European funds, according to a report from MJ Hudson.

What happens when subscription credit lines turn sour

SocGen’s dispute with some Abraaj LPs over an unpaid facility could have far-reaching consequences for the fund finance industry.

Abraaj dispute prompts lenders to close fund finance loophole

Banks are changing the way security notices are issued to LPs following the firm's collapse.
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