Wisconsin places nearly $2bn in PE commitments in first quarter

Pacing remains rapid for one of the nation’s largest public pension funds.

State of Wisconsin Investment Board made over $1.9 billion in new private equity commitments and co-investments during the first quarter of this year, according to materials released by its investment committee.

Wisconsin has over $16 billion allocated to PE, making it one of the nation’s largest allocators in this space. Private equity made up just over 12 percent of the fund’s holdings at the end of the quarter, in line with its target, according to the investment committee.

According to the investment committee, Wisconsin also has seven more buyout deals in its pipeline totaling $637 million in potential commitments.

The announced commitments include: