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Jan 31 2013 | 11:12am ET
The Texas Teachers' Retirement System made a huge private-equity buy in the fourth quarter, deploying more than $1.1 billion.
The beneficiaries of the $112 billion pension's largesse include firms both familiar and new. A substantial chunk went to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts' Special Situations Fund as part of a $3 billion special account set up two years ago. KKR got $200 million in new money, Buyouts magazine reports.
Another firm with a similar arrangement, Apollo Global Management, also received new commitments, as did the Blackstone Group's GSO Capital Solutions Fund II, which received $200 million.
Silver Lake Partners and Wayzata Investment Partners each received $150 million. Energy Capital Partners received $100 million.
Texas Teachers has a 12% private equity target.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…