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Maine PERS makes commitments to private equity, real estate
trueMaine Public Employees Retirement System made three commitments totaling up to $145 million.
Wisconsin Investment Board plans in-house private equity co-investments
trueState of Wisconsin Investment Board, Madison, plans to start an internally managed private equity co-investment program, possibly sourcing and screening investment opportunities from its existing general partner relationships, according to a report of the board, which oversees $98.2 billion.
PennPSERS commits $375 million to 3 alternatives funds
truePennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System, Harrisburg, made three commitments totaling $375 million.
Oregon Investment Council commits $450 million to private equity, real estate funds
trueOregon Investment Council, Tigard, which runs the $62.2 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Salem, committed $250 million to KKR North America Fund XI and $200 million to a domestic real estate separate account managed by Amstar Advisers.
St. Louis Public School plan enrolls Vista Equity Partners
trueSt. Louis Public School Retirement System committed $5 million to Vista Foundation Fund II, according to recently released board meeting minutes.
Canadian pension plan is going to the movies
trueOMERS Private Equity, in equal partnership with the Alberta Investment Management Corp., is buying multiplex theater operator Vue Entertainment from private equity firm Doughty Hanson for £935 million ($1.46 billion), confirmed Lori McLeod, OMERS spokeswoman.
End may be near for zombie private equity funds
trueInvestors are starting to see the emergence of end-of-life solutions for the zombie private equity funds that are plaguing their alternative investment portfolios.
Coller Capital: Large buyouts no longer the belle of the ball
truePrivate equity firms investing in large buyouts are falling out of favor, with 88% of institutional investors in alternatives stating they do not plan to accelerate investment in large buyouts over the next two to three years, according to the latest survey by Coller Capital.
Norwood Contributory seeks secondary private equity fund-of-funds manager
trueNorwood (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System issued an RFP for a secondary private equity fund-of-funds manager to run about $5 million.
Texas County & District makes hedge fund investment, private equity commitment
trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, invested $150 million on June 1 in Tiger Consumer Partners Master Fund, a long/short equity hedge fund managed by Tiger Consumer Management.
Legg Mason CFO says firm may expand into private equity
trueLegg Mason Inc. is considering expanding into private equity, real estate and infrastructure, said Chief Financial Officer Peter Nachtwey.
LACERS puts $50 million total in buyout, real estate funds
trueLos Angeles City Employees' Retirement System committed up to $50 million total to two alternatives fund.
Carlyle acquires remaining 40% of AlpInvest in diversification push
trueCarlyle Group agreed to buy the remaining 40% of AlpInvest Partners, a Dutch investment manager in which it took a 60% stake in 2011.
EMPEA gets new president and CEO
trueRobert W. van Zwieten was named president and CEO of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.
Kentucky Retirement Systems commits $295 million total to 6 managers
trueKentucky Retirement Systems, Frankfort, committed a total of $295 million to six managers.