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  1. University of Houston endowment makes 3 private equity commitments

    trueUniversity of Houston System committed $22.5 million total to three private equity funds on behalf of its approximately $600 million endowment.

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  1. Illinois Teachers invests in 2 managed futures strategies, earmarks $1.1 billion total

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System approved investments or commitments totaling up to $1.1 billion at a board of trustees meeting Friday.

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  2. Tacoma Employees taps Pantheon for private equity separate account

    trueTacoma (Wash.) Employees’ Retirement System hired Pantheon Ventures to run a $170 million private equity separate account.

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  3. U.S. private equity returns 11.25% in 2014

    trueThe Cambridge Associates U.S. Private Equity index returned 11.25% net of fees, expenses and carried interest in 2014, according to data released Wednesday. The index returned 0.83% in the fourth quarter.

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  4. Canada Pension Plan, BC Partners net nearly $1 billion in Suddenlink sale

    trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board and a private equity fund managed by BC Partners on Wednesday announced it had agreed to sell its combined 70% stake in the parent of cable TV provider Suddenlink to France-based telecommunications operator Altice.

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  5. TPG adds managing director to life science venture capital business

    trueHeath Lukatch has joined TPG Biotech, private equity firm TPG's life science venture capital business, as a managing director and partner.

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  6. UNC's new private capital center to build comprehensive database

    truePrivate capital managers can take advantage of the new Institute for Private Capital at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill.

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  7. Private equity holding periods starting to fall

    trueThe average holding period of portfolio companies for private equity buyout funds has steadily increased since the financial crisis. Research provider Preqin notes that the average holding period was 5.9 years in 2014, up from 4.1 years in 2009.

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  8. Stanford private equity director to join Adams Street Partners

    trueSaguna Malhotra, managing director, private equity for Stanford Management Co., will be joining private equity management firm Adams Street Partners as a partner in mid-June, said Martin Gawne, Adams Street spokesman, in an e-mail.

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  9. Connecticut picks 3 semifinalists for private investment fund consulting services

    trueConnecticut Treasurer Denise L. Nappier presented three semifinalists to provide private investment fund consulting services to the $29.5 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds at the investment advisory council meeting Wednesday.

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  10. SEC to scrutinize private equity secondary transactions

    trueSEC examiners will be paying closer attention to how private equity firms handle secondary transactions, Igor Rozenblit said Wednesday at a global private equity conference in Washington.

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  11. CalPERS commits $50 million to co-investment

    trueCalPERS committed $50 million to a co-investment with private equity firm Tailwind Capital Partners, said agenda materials for the pension fund’s May 18 investment committee meeting.

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  12. St. Louis Employees issues call for private equity fund of funds

    trueSt. Louis Employees' Retirement System is searching for a private equity fund-of-funds manager to run $20 million.

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  13. Blackstone said to get $17 billion in seven months for buyout fund

    trueBlackstone Group raised $17 billion in seven months for its latest buyout fund, two people with knowledge of the process said.

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