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Venture capital activity dips but records highest Q1 investments since 2000
trueVenture capital firms invested $13.4 billion in 1,020 transactions in the first quarter, down 10% in dollars and 8% in number of deals from the fourth quarter, when venture firms invested $14.9 billion in 1,103 deals, said the MoneyTree Report from the National Venture Capital Association and ...
Largest VC funds raised in Q1
trueFifty-six U.S. venture capital funds raised a total of $8.1 billion in the first quarter, down 2.3% from the previous quarter and down 22.1% from the year-earlier quarter.
Apax Partners said to ready IPO in drive for permanent funds
trueApax Partners, one of Europe's largest private equity firms, is readying an initial public offering that would widen investors' access to its funds, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Texas Teachers commits $470 million to 5 funds
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed about $470 million total to five funds in March.
Private equity- and venture capital-backed IPOs down in Q1
trueProceeds from U.S. private equity and venture capital initial public offerings were down 81% and 59%, respectively, from the first quarter a year ago. In its quarterly IPO review, Renaissance Capital said only five private equity-backed companies went public in the first quarter of 2015, down from ...
N.Y. State Common commits additional $30 million to in-state venture capital
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund made an additional $30 million commitment to Primary Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, to invest in companies within the state.
Kleiner Perkins wins in gender discrimination case
trueA jury rejected Ellen Pao's claims of gender discrimination by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a case that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks.
Exits to strategic buyers up 13% in 2014
trueCorporate buyers snapped up 715 private equity portfolio companies in 2014 – 13% more than the prior year, according to Bain & Co.'s 2015 global private equity report, released Thursday.
Louisiana Teachers slates $225 million for 3 funds
trueLouisiana Teachers' Retirement System made three new commitments totaling up to $225 million.
Arizona Public Safety commits $130 million to 3 managers
trueArizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Phoenix, made up to $110 million in new commitments and co-investments plus a follow-on commitment of up to $20 million.
Rhode Island commits $15 million to venture capital fund of funds
trueRhode Island State Investment Commission committed up to $15 million to Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings III-C, a sidecar fund.
El Paso fire and police plan commits to Insight Venture Partners co-investment fund
trueEl Paso (Texas) Firemen & Policemen Pension Fund committed $8 million to Insight Venture Partners Growth-Buyout Co-Investment Fund, pending legal review.
Clean tech loses power in energy portfolios
trueOnce positioned to be a star of investors' portfolios, clean technology has been reduced to bit-part status, morphing into an opportunistic investment in a broader energy infrastructure strategy.
Brockton Contributory Retirement seeks venture capital manager
trueBrockton (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is searching for a private equity manager to run about $3 million to $6 million in a closed-end venture capital fund.
Texas Teachers commits $2.36 billion
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $2.36 billion to 16 private market funds and co-investment vehicles in the quarter ended Dec. 31, a transaction report provided to Pensions & Investments showed.