Venture capital

Texas Teachers commits $470 million to 5 funds

Texas Teacher Retirement System committed about $470 million total to five funds in March.

April 02, 2015 | 04:05 pm
Private equity- and venture capital-backed IPOs down in Q1

Private equity- and venture capital-backed IPOs down in Q1

Proceeds from U.S. private equity and venture capital initial public offerings were down 81% and 59%, respectively, from the first quarter a year ago. In its quarterly IPO review, Renaissance Capital ...

April 01, 2015 | 11:08 am

N.Y. State Common commits additional $30 million to in-state venture capital

New York State Common Retirement Fund made an additional $30 million commitment to Primary Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, to invest in companies within the state.

March 30, 2015 | 01:27 pm
Kleiner Perkins wins in gender discrimination case

Kleiner Perkins wins in gender discrimination case

A jury rejected Ellen Pao's claims of gender discrimination by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a case that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks.

March 27, 2015 | 06:07 pm
Exits to strategic buyers up 13% in 2014

Exits to strategic buyers up 13% in 2014

Corporate buyers snapped up 715 private equity portfolio companies in 2014 – 13% more than the prior year, according to Bain & Co.'s 2015 global private equity report, released Thursday.

March 19, 2015 | 03:58 pm

Louisiana Teachers slates $225 million for 3 funds

Louisiana Teachers' Retirement System made three new commitments totaling up to $225 million.

March 06, 2015 | 04:24 pm

Arizona Public Safety commits $130 million to 3 managers

Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Phoenix, made up to $110 million in new commitments and co-investments plus a follow-on commitment of up to $20 million.

March 04, 2015 | 01:02 pm

Rhode Island commits $15 million to venture capital fund of funds

Rhode Island State Investment Commission committed up to $15 million to Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings III-C, a sidecar fund.

February 26, 2015 | 03:32 pm

El Paso fire and police plan commits to Insight Venture Partners co-investment fund

El Paso (Texas) Firemen & Policemen Pension Fund committed $8 million to Insight Venture Partners Growth-Buyout Co-Investment Fund, pending legal review.

February 24, 2015 | 03:35 pm
Clean tech loses power in energy portfolios

Clean tech loses power in energy portfolios

Once positioned to be a star of investors' portfolios, clean technology has been reduced to bit-part status, morphing into an opportunistic investment in a broader energy infrastructure strategy.

February 09, 2015

Brockton Contributory Retirement seeks venture capital manager

Brockton (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is searching for a private equity manager to run about $3 million to $6 million in a closed-end venture capital fund.

February 02, 2015 | 01:51 pm

Texas Teachers commits $2.36 billion

Texas Teacher Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $2.36 billion to 16 private market funds and co-investment vehicles in the quarter ended Dec. 31, a transaction report provided to...

January 26, 2015 | 04:08 pm
Forecasting capital calls proves challenging for pension funds

Forecasting capital calls proves challenging for pension funds

A CalPERS-sponsored study on treasury management finds that only 38% of pension funds responding said they are confident in their ability to accurately forecast cash needs for private investments...

January 15, 2015 | 02:08 pm
VC fundraising up 69% in 2014

VC fundraising up 69% in 2014

Venture capital firms raised $29.8 billion from 254 funds during 2014, according to data released Monday by the National Venture Capital Association. The aggregate amount raised was a 68.6% increase...

January 13, 2015 | 03:24 pm

Arapahoe County Retirement mulls venture capital commitment, redeems PIMCO investment

Arapahoe County Retirement Plan is considering a $3 million commitment to a venture capital fund of funds.

December 22, 2014 | 01:24 pm