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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn is Hong Kong Bureau Chief at PEI Group, leading coverage of Asia-Pacific private markets for Private Equity International and editing its daily Side Letter briefing for subscribers. He joined the business in 2017 and previously covered the EMEA region from PEI's London office. Alex has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University. He can be reached at alex.l@pei.group.
Masayoshi Son SoftBank
The SoftBank chief had received permission for a similar program in Vision Fund 1 – a plan that was scrapped after colleagues pulled out.
MSA Capital received a fundraising boost last year with the appointment Chris Lerner, former head of Asia at placement agent Eaton Partners, as a managing partner.
India inflows
Indian pensions have been given the nod to participate in alternative investment funds, including venture, for the first time.
Tokyo Japan
Launched by an ex-Blackstone exec, the new fundraising platforms comes as they proliferate in Asia in the hopes of seducing its burgeoning pool of wealthy individuals.
Masayoshi Son
Vision Fund II launched in 2019 and failed to secure third-party commitments on the back of the underwhelming performance of its 2017-vintage predecessor.
Series of vehicles
The asset manager expects to raise multiple successors to its $276m Hamilton Lane Alliance Holdings I, according to the vehicle's chief executive Andrea Kramer.
The firm held a final close on its second venture fund last month with €650m, more than doubling the firepower of its 2016-vintage Fund I, says founder MingPo Cai.
Chris Lerner joined MSA Capital in October after nearly a decade at Eaton Partners, where he led the origination and execution of fundraises, secondaries and strategic advisory.
Diversity and inclusion
The initiative has 46 founding signatories, including venture firms .406 Ventures, ForgePoint Capital and Insight Partners as well as LPs, such as Teacher Retirement System of Texas and CPP Investments.
Khailee Ng, 500 Startups
The UN Development Programme in Indonesia has selected 500 Startups to jointly launch an impact investing accelerator.

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