Arizona PSPRS invests $30 mln to Cortec fund

The pool raised over $2 billion after almost four months of fundraising

Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System at its December meeting disclosed it backed a mid-market fund from Cortec Group, according to the system’s Communication Director Christian Palmer.

The system committed $30 million to Cortec Group Fund VII, which closed in November with nearly $2.1 billion, Buyouts reported. The fund makes controlled investments in the specialty products and services, healthcare and consumer distribution industries in North America, particularly to businesses with an Ebitda between $7 million to $35 million and with revenues between $40 million and $300 million.

Fund VII is Cortec’s largest fund, almost doubling the size of Fund VI, which closed in 2015 with $1.1 billion, Buyouts previously reported. The fund reached its hard cap after less than four months of fundraising.

According to Buyouts, New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund and Merced County Employees Retirement Association invested a combined $130 million to Fund VII.

Arizona committed $50 million to funds from Baring Private Equity Asia and $100 million to funds from Stone Point Capital, earlier this year, Buyouts reported.

The system’s global private equity allocation is 26 percent, exceeding its 23 percent target, as of October 31, according to meeting documents.

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