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  1. Private equity investing down in Q2, Pitchbook data show

    trueInvesting by private equity firms fell in the second quarter, with the number of private equity transactions dropping 12% — to 1,279 — from the end of the first quarter and 20% from the year-earlier period, PitchBook data released Thursday said.

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  1. CBRE closes value-added fund at $1.3 billion

    trueCBRE Global Investors closed its latest value-added real estate fund at $1.34 billion, confirmed Pam Barnett, CBRE spokeswoman in an e-mail.

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  2. Strategic buyers dominate PE exits, secondary buyouts continue to fall

    trueCorporate mergers-and-acquisitions departments do not appear concerned about buying at the top of the market.

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  3. Oklahoma State Regents commits to 3 funds on behalf of endowment

    trueOklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved $16 million total in alternatives commitments on behalf of its endowment trust fund.

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  4. GE Capital to sell European private equity financing business to Sumitomo Mitsui

    trueGE Capital is selling its European sponsor finance business to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Europe, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking, for $2.2 billion.

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  5. CarVal Investors closes third credit fund at $3 billion

    trueCarVal Investors closed its third credit fund, the $3 billion CVI Credit Value Fund III.

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  6. CMBS delinquency rate ticks up in June

    trueThe Trepp CMBS delinquency rate rose 5 basis points in June, to 5.45%, data released Tuesday show. June marked the first monthly increase in six months.

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  7. CalPERS taps Park Hill to sell $3 billion in real estate on secondary market

    trueCalPERS hired Park Hill Group to assist in selling up to $3 billion of its $25.5 billion real estate portfolio on the secondary market.

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  8. Ontario Teachers acquiring oil and gas royalty business for C$3.3 billion

    trueOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Toronto, on Tuesday announced it has agreed to acquire Heritage Royalty LP from Cenovus Energy for C$3.3 billion ($2.67 billion) in cash.

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  9. Two Sigma pours resources into big data to expand its institutional business

    trueTwo Sigma, a self-styled technology company and research lab-cum-money manager, is about to launch risk factor-based strategies to meet the demand of institutional investors for its particular brand of computer-driven, model-based investment management.

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  10. KKR pays nearly $29 million to settle charges with SEC over broken deal fees

    trueKKR has settled SEC charges that the alternatives investment firm had from 2006 to 2011 charged investors in its private equity funds for deals it pursued but did not consummate, the SEC order issued Monday shows.

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  11. PwC: Alternative assets could nearly double by 2020

    trueAlternative assets could grow to between $13.6 trillion and $15.3 trillion by 2020 from $7.9 trillion in 2013, a PricewaterhouseCoopers report released Monday predicts.

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  12. New Mexico Public Employees commits up to $120 million

    trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association committed up to $120 million to two funds.

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  13. Massachusetts Water pension plan wants private energy manager

    trueMassachusetts Water Resource Authority Employees' Retirement System is searching for a private energy fund manager, said an announcement on the website of investment consultant NEPC, which is assisting in the search.

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