Washington Commits $1.5B To Global Private Equity Funds

Nov 15 2007 | 12:29pm ET

The $63.9 billion Washington State Investment Board has approved commitments of up to $1.5 billion to four private equity funds focusing on buyouts in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

The system is committing up to $700 million to the KKR European Fund III, a large-cap, pan-European buyout fund with a target size of €6 billion to €8 billion (US$8.8 billion to US$11.7 billion); up to $750 million to the $12 billion Warburg Pincus Private Equity X fund; up to $25 million to the $1.3 billion Advent Latin American Private Equity Fund IV, which invests primarily in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina; and up to $50 million to the Avenue Special Situations Fund V, a targeted $6 billion distressed debt fund.


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