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Monday, 24 November 2014

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Bob Grady, New Jersey Investment Council

New Jersey State Investment Council Chair Grady steps down

19 November 2014

OnNew Jersey State Investment Council chairman Robert Grady stepped down from his role following the council’s Nov. 19 meeting. The former Carlyle Group executive chaired the council during a four year period that featured a surge in the value of its private equity portfolio.

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Ashwin Krishnan, co-founder and co-CEO, SpareHire

Need to Meet: Ashwin Krishnan, co-founder and co-CEO, SpareHire

Buyouts - November 24 2014

Audax and CVC Capital veteran Ashwin Krishnan started SpareHire with lifelong friend Vikram Ashok after their personal experience in the workplace helped them identify a market need.

Siris III attracts $2.3 bln-plus of demand; final close planned for January

21 November 2014

Siris Capital expects to secure 85 percent of the commitments to its latest flagship fund in a December first close, with a final close planned for January, according to Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association documents.

NYC Comptroller names Alex Doñé head of private equity program

21 November 2014

The New York City Comptroller’s Office has named Alex Doñé, head of its private equity emerging managers program for the last two years, as chief of the almost $10 billion private equity program for the $158 billion city retirement system.

Vista adds KKR exec DeBernardo to growing IR team

20 November 2014

Vista Equity Partners, fresh off raising its biggest fund, has brought on a former Kohlberg Kravis Roberts investor relations executive to its growing IR team.

Cover Stories

Demand for new fund managers creates wave of oversubscribed funds

Buyouts - November 10 2014

Demand for up-and-coming small and middle-market fund sponsors has spiked this year, as several marquee limited partners push for more exposure to emerging managers.

WL Ross & Co aims to pay well under 10x EBITDA

Buyouts - November 10 2014

With interest rates low, equity prices near all-time highs, and deal-making frothy across many sectors, distressed debt and turnaround specialist WL Ross & Co has a host of challenges plying its trade.

Fund News

Goldman mulls new infrastructure fund

03 October 2014

Goldman Sachs Group Inc is considering raising a new infrastructure fund, according to three people familiar with the matter, even as U.S. regulations threaten to reduce its profits from such endeavors.

Deal News

Béla Szigethy and Stewart Kohl of The Riverside Company

Riverside Co on track for 60 deals this year

20 November 2014

Riverside Co’s exit of software and service company Navex Global in a sale to Vista Equity Partners marks the latest in a busy year of deals for the middle-market firm, which expects to buy and sell as many as 60 targets this year.

Fresh Capital

LP Scorecard: Mid-1990s vintage funds lead way for CalSTRS portfolio

Buyouts - November 24 2014

Summit Partners, the Boston-based growth equity shop, has produced the top-performing fund, measured by IRR, for backer California State Teachers’ Retirement System—quite an accomplishment consider the pension fund has backed nearly 300 funds since the late 1980s.

Market Intelligence

Market at a Glance

Buyouts - November 24 2014

U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine firms raised an estimated year-to-date amount of $180.9 billion through November 14. That figure is up from $133.6 billion at this time a year ago.

From the Editor

ACG preps for another run at Dodd-Frank with new definition of middle-market funds

04 November 2014

A new definition of middle-market funds established by the Association for Corporate Growth sets the stage for a more targeted lobbying effort to try to ease regulation seen as overly restrictive, such as a provision of Dodd-Frank preventing banks from committing money to most buyout funds. But by leaving some big firms behind, the effort poses the risk of giving the industry a less unified voice in Washington, D.C.

Inside the Deal

Looking to raise money from sovereign wealth funds? Make it easier for them

Buyouts - November 10 2014

Sponsors often find foreign governments, including the sovereign wealth funds they oversee, an easygoing source of capital. 

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