Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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Mar 24 2006 | 12:00am ET
The $66.9 billion Washington State Investment Board has hired four private equity managers to handle a total of $1.375 billion.
Liz Mendizabal, spokeswoman, said the plan will invest up to $250 million in Fortress Investment Fund IV, $200 million in Blackstone Capital Partners V, $750 million in TPG Partners V and $175 million in Madison Dearborn Capital Partners V. Fortress’ fund makes control-oriented investments in asset-based businesses, and the investment is the board’s fourth with the group. Blackstone’s fund is a buyout fund and it is the board’s first investment with the firm. TGP’s fund is a mega buyout fund and it is the third TGP fund the board has invested with. Finally, Madison Dearborn’s fund is a buyout fund focused on large corporate restructuring, and it is the third Madison Dearborn fund in which the board has invested.
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…