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14 August 2014

Two Connecticut pension funds post returns of over 15%

lighthouse Connecticut-based Teachers' Retirement Fund and State Employees' Retirement Fund posted returns of more than 15.6 per cent in the past fiscal year.

14 August 2014

North Carolina pension more than doubles target return thanks to PE, equities

North Carolina sign Solid private equity performance helped the $90bn North Carolina Retirement System hit more than double its overall target rate of return for the year ending June 30.

14 August 2014

Boathouse Capital beats $180m target for second fund

boathouse Lower mid-market firm Boathouse Capital has beaten the target for its second fund.

14 August 2014

Fortress lines up rail deals in strong environment for infrastructure and transportp

train-tracks-1336059-m Bank spending restrictions and governments seeking private investment partners has made it a heyday for transport and infrastructure deals according to Fortress Investment Group which made a rare move to reopen its fund to take on more deals.

14 August 2014

Ardian, Fosun withdraw Club Med bid

club med French private equity firm Ardian and Chinese conglomerate Fosun have pulled out of the bidding war for French holiday company Club Med.

13 August 2014

Advent $2bn Latin America fundraise confirmed by LPs

export-5-475101-m Limited partners have reportedly confirmed that Advent International is fundraising for a $2bn Latin America-focused fund.

13 August 2014

Centerbridge weeks from $6bn hard cap close for Fund III

infrastructure bridge_sq US buyout house Centerbridge Partners is reportedly planning a $6bn hard cap close for its latest buyout fund by completing a four-month fundraise.

13 August 2014

Thoma Bravo backs IAM specialist SailPoint

IAM Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has made an investment in identity and access management (IAM) technology company SailPoint.

13 August 2014

Equistone eyes rapid return to fundraising with new €1.7bn vehicle

euro Barclays Bank private equity spinout Equistone Partners Europe is reportedly eyeing €1.7bn for a new buyout vehicle just 18 months after pulling in €1.5bn for its debut as an independent firm.

13 August 2014

Vector Capital’s Kelvin joins GI Partners as CFO

Roy Kelvin Mid-market private equity firm GI Partners has appointed former Vector Capital exec Roy Kelvin as chief financial officer.

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