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Rhode Island Investment Council committed to private equity and credit funds from Odyssey Investment Partners and Benefit Street Partners at its October meeting, according to the system’s director of communications, Evan England.  The system invested up to $50 million to Odyssey Investment Partners Fund VI. Odyssey’s sixth fund has a target of $2.75 billion on […]
New Mexico Mexico Educational Retirement board, private equity, pension fund, limited partners, fund
New Mexico State Investment Council is considering making a commitment to a TA Associates fund that will invest in select companies the firm is selling, according to an Oct. 10 memo from NMSIC staff on its website. The system recommended a commitment of up to $75 million to TA Select Opportunities Fund. The fund is […]
PRIVATE EQUITY Rhône Group re-appointed Ambassador John Bolton as a senior advisor. He previously served as national security advisor to President Trump. KKR named Diego Piacentini as a senior adviser. Piacentini is a former senior vice president of Apple’s international consumer business. Argand Partners promoted Ryan Beres to senior associate. Beres was previously an investment […]
Last week, members of the private equity community and beyond were captivated by a new study—The Economic Effects of Private Equity Buyouts—from researchers at Harvard University and the University of Chicago. It tries to uncover the real side effects of buyouts by examining more than 9,000 private equity buyouts over the 30-year period from 1983 […]
About 52 percent of institutional investors said that they plan to increase their allocations to private assets over the next three years as they hunt for a more diverse portfolio and higher returns, according to the Schroders Institutional Investor Study 2019. According to the survey, 58 percent of investors in North America, 50 percent of […]
Searchlight Capital Partners , private equity, pension fund, Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System
Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System’s investment committee will consider boosting its private equity pacing plan at its Oct. 8 meeting, according to the meeting agenda. LACERS’s pacing plan for its private equity asset class calls for $625 million to $675 million in commitments for 2020, up from the $550 million to $575 million proposed for […]
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PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Blackstone Group named Raymond Chan as a managing director on the portfolio management and investment research team. In his new role Chan will be a portfolio manager for Blackstone Alternative Asset Management’s registered funds platform. Chan previously worked at Goldman Sachs. H.I.G. Capital named Stefano Giambelli and Tobias Borkowski as principal and […]
On episode 11 of the podcast, Sarah Pringle stops by to discuss her blockbuster Buyouts cover story about why private equity hasn’t had its #MeToo moment. Sarah, Sam Sutton and Chris Witkowsky explore what steps private equity firms and their investors can take to put a stop to workplace harassment. Next (19:30), Chris explains how Hellman & Friedman’s single-asset secondary transaction […]
In episode 12 of the podcast, Sam Sutton walks us through how the misuse of an office scanner led to a clash between board members at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. First, . Next (at 22:22), Luisa Beltran tells us about what’s happening in financial technology M&A. Finally (at 33:04), Chris Witkowsky continues his […]
In episode 13 of the podcast, Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton discuss a restructuring of fundless sponsor Argonne Capital Group’s six portfolio companies. Is the transaction a harbinger of more creative deals on the secondary market? The next topic is the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. Is it considering setting up a new platform to pursue direct […]

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