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Texas Municipal taps first private equity director from Kentucky Retirement Systems
trueChris Schelling is joining the Texas Municipal Retirement System as its first director of private equity.
Ventura County Employees taps Pantheon for secondary private equity fund
trueVentura County (Calif.) Employees’ Retirement Association committed $50 million to Pantheon Global Secondary Fund V.
Tennessee Consolidated preps 2 consultant searches for 2015
trueTennessee Consolidated Retirement System will search for a private equity consultant and general investment consultant in 2015.
Canadian pension fund, manager take part in large PetSmart, Riverbed deals
trueCaisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, was part of the consortium led by private equity firm BC Partners to buy PetSmart Inc., the largest pet store chain in the U.S., for about US$8.3 billion in the biggest leveraged buyout deal for an American company this year.
New Mexico Educational chalks up 2 commitments
trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board committed $70 million to two alternative investment strategies.
Largest private equity-backed deals in 2014
trueBC Partners' proposed $8.7 billion leveraged buyout of PetSmart over the weekened was the third-largest private equity-backed deal announced in 2014. The deal was the largest leveraged buyout of 2014, eclipsing Blackstone's $5.4 billion purchase of Gates Global.
Alaska Permanent Fund makes a total of $1.45 billion in commitments
trueAlaska Permanent Fund Corp. announced four new commitments totaling $900 million in Dec. 10-11 board meeting materials.
Indiana Public Retirement slates $175 million for Blackstone, Hellman & Friedman
trueIndiana Public Retirement System committed $100 million to Blackstone Property Partners, a real estate fund managed by Blackstone Real Estate Investors, and $75 million to Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VIII, a private equity fund.
CalSTRS slates $75 million for Littlejohn buyout fund
trueCalifornia State Teachers’ Retirement System committed $75 million to Littlejohn Fund V, a buyout fund run by private equity firm Littlejohn & Co..
Illinois Teachers taps new real estate consultant, makes several new hires, commitments
trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System hired Courtland Partners as consultant for its $5.7 billion real estate portfolio at a board meeting Thursday.
Private equity, venture capital returns outpace public equities in first 6 months — report
trueU.S. private equity and venture capital funds outperformed public equity in the first half of 2014, said a report from Cambridge Associates.
Illinois Teachers preps private equity consultant, emerging markets manager searches
trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System will search for a private equity consultant and an additional active emerging markets equity manager in 2015.
CalPERS to review private equity benchmark after portfolio lags
trueCalPERS' $31 billion private equity portfolio has underperformed its policy benchmark over both long- and short-term periods, shows a review of the program, but pension fund officials feel part of the problem is that the benchmark seeks too aggressive a return and are seeking revisions.
Maryland earmarks $904 million in recent months
trueMaryland State Retirement & Pension System committed $404 million to private equity in recent months, and hired other managers to run $500 million in hedge fund, absolute-return and real-return strategies.
Lakeland, Fla., signs with 3 funds of funds
trueLakeland (Fla.) Retirement System made three new commitments totaling $37.5 million.