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Littlejohn & Company is out talking to limited partners about launching its fifth fund with a potential target of $1.5 billion, according to a person who has heard the fundraising pitch, sister news service peHUB reported.
Vista Equity Partners is talking to its limited partners about launching its fifth flagship fund this year, according to an investor, sister publication peHUB reported.
The Wyoming Retirement System has hired an investment professional with experience in private equity as its chief investment officer, the system announced in a statement Wednesday.
Alternative asset manager Hamilton Lane is in talks to buy secondary firm Paul Capital Partners, three sources have told sister publication peHUB.
The Blackstone Group has raised about $4.6 billion for its Tactical Opportunities business after securing a $500 million commitment from the New York State Common Retirement Fund, sister publication peHUB reported.
Jennifer Morais, a funds commitment professional who worked at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, is joining TPG on the investor relations and fundraising team, according to four people familiar with the situation, sister publication peHUB reported.
Catharine Burkett, who was hired to help build the private equity program at the Georgia Division of Investment Services, left the system recently to take a job in the private sector, sister news service peHUB reported
Vista Equity Partners has closed its second Foundation Fund, which invests in small and mid-cap software companies, on $1.1 billion, sister publication peHUB reported.
Washington University in St. Louis Investment Management Co. has hired veteran private equity executive Daniel Feder to run its private markets program.
Kristi Craig, former executive with the Small Business Investor Alliance, confirmed a news report that she joined the Georgetown University endowment earlier this month as director of private markets, sister publication peHUB reported.

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