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Arkansas Teacher Retirement considers increasing PE commitments in 2015

29 July 2014

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System may have to increase the pace of its commitments to private equity funds next year in order to maintain a 10 percent target allocation to the asset class, George Hopkins, the pension’s executive director, told Buyouts.

Cover Stories

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Turnaround firms raise cash; where will it go?

Buyouts - July 28 2014

THL Credit’s outgoing CEO Jim Hunt recalls a recent New Yorker cartoon that depicts two vultures sitting on a branch below the edge of a steep cliff. One looks up in anticipation. “Be patient. We’ll soon be pigging out on lemmings,” the other says.

Aquiline expected to raise next financial services fund: UPDATED

23 July 2014

With its latest fundraise, Aquiline Capital Partners may have a harder time convincing investors that financial services is an underpenetrated private equity market. But the firm appears to have a strong case that it has navigated the field successfully over the last decade. That is not something every specialist can claim.

Fund News

Goldman draws $2.6 billion for first mezz fund since 2007

01 August 2014

Goldman Sachs Group Inc revealed at least $2.6 billion in commitments to GS Mezzanine Partners VI LP, the marquee merchant bank’s first major private equity fund since 2007, as it builds out its dominant franchise in mezzanine investing.

Deal News

Exits, Q2 2014

17 July 2014 | Updated: 22 April 2014

Download the “Q2 2014 Exits” table from the Related Files tab below to see the full list of all M&As and IPOs by U.S.-based financial sponsors in the second quarter of 2014.

Fresh Capital

LP Scorecard: Carlyle, Huntsman Gay leap highest for CalPERS

29 July 2014

It is 2008 vintages that have been working the hardest for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System looking at IRR percentage point increases for the year to December 2013.

Meet the LP: Amin Al-Rashid, AR Investment Partners Video

30 July 2014

In this video from the PartnerConnect Midwest conference in Chicago, Amin Al-Rashid, managing partner of AR Investment Partners, talks about the strategy that the Dubai-based firm employs to find the most promising managers globally and its role as an access point for fund sponsors to seek Gulf capital.

Market Intelligence

Market at a glance 7.28.14


Buyouts - July 28 2014

U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine shops have raised more than $110.7 billion through July 18 in capital commitments from institutional investors. The latest year-to-date figure exceeds the amount raised this time last year, when fund managers secured $89.9 billion.

From the Editor

David Toll, Editor, Buyouts

Indiana, Maine give insights into fees, expenses charged

22 July 2014

The fees and expenses charged by sponsors became a far bigger issue this year after an official of the U.S. Securities and Exchange said in May that early exams of sponsors had found widespread examples of their being mishandled. And that raises a question: How much do investors actually pay in fees and expenses?

Inside the Deal

Jonathan Friedlands of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

JOBS Act update: what sponsors need to know

Buyouts - July 14 2014

Readers of Buyouts are familiar with the JOBS Act, which, among other things, lifted the ban against general solicitation for certain exempt offerings and will, once the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approves regulations, permit non-accredited investors to make investments into exempt offerings through crowdfunding “portals.”

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