Texas Teachers Pours $1.1 Billion Into Private Equity

Jan 31 2013 | 12:12pm 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.

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