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Alex Lynn

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

Fund terms visualized

Management fees, hurdle rates and carried interest waterfalls; a visual guide to economic fund terms today.

Partners Group embraces longer holding periods

The firm joins the likes of KKR, CVC and BlackRock in targeting long-term cashflows from market-leading companies.

How individual investors can influence PE firms in C-corp switch

For shareholders, the true appeal of listed fund managers such as Blackstone, Carlyle and KKR lies in their long-term potential.

US steps up as European LPs ‘strike’ over Brexit

UK private equity funds are under increased scrutiny from continental investors but US LPs seem to have fewer doubts.

Investors could push for blockchain tech

Distributed ledgers can track where money moves, giving GPs and LPs better oversight on how their capital is being deployed.

LP shift to direct investing puts pressure on talent supply

A majority of LPs find recruitment and internal resource constraints to be significant barriers to improving PE returns, according to Coller Capital's latest survey.

Terra Firma CFO to depart

Dominic Spiri's departure follows the appointment of Vivek Ahuja, former deputy group CFO of Standard Chartered, to the role of group chief financial officer in January.

HVPE cashes in as HarbourVest embraces credit lines

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

Rollover equity terms hit by high valuations

Sellers have less negotiating power and reduced financial standing when it comes to reinvesting in their business, according to Goodwin’s 2018 Rollover Survey.

Carried interest: who earned what in 2017

CEOs at KKR and Blackstone received more carried interest or incentive fee distributions in 2017 than the previous year.

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