Venture capital

NZ Super invests US$60 million in alternative energy firm LanzaTech

The NZ$27.1 billion (US$20.8 billion) New Zealand Superannuation Fund invested US$60 million in Chicago-based LanzaTech, a private gas fermentation technology company.

December 09, 2014 | 11:20 am

University of Michigan pledges $60 million to 3 funds

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $60 million to three alternative investment funds.

November 21, 2014 | 02:42 pm

Colorado Fire & Police picks Prudential for unconstrained bonds

Colorado Fire & Police Pension Association hired Prudential Investment Management to run $155 million in unconstrained fixed income.

November 12, 2014 | 01:37 pm
International private equity indexes outpace public counterparts in Q1

International private equity indexes outpace public counterparts in Q1

During the first quarter of 2014, the Cambridge Associates Global ex-U.S. Developed Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital index gained 3.4%, outperforming the MSCI World ex-U.S. by 245 basis...

November 05, 2014 | 04:23 pm
Natural resources, venture capital help fuel University of Michigan returns in 2014

Natural resources, venture capital help fuel University of Michigan returns in 2014

University of Michigan's endowment returned 18.8% in the year ended June 30. While returns were fueled largely by public equities (its largest allocation), the end6owment's natural resources and...

October 21, 2014 | 03:58 pm
Venture capital activity down in 3rd quarter, up from 2013 — reports

Venture capital activity down in 3rd quarter, up from 2013 — reports

Venture capital firms invested $9.9 billion in 1,023 deals in the third quarter of 2014, down 9% in number of deals and down 27% in dollars from $13.5 billion invested in 1,129 deals in the second...

October 20, 2014 | 12:13 pm
Largest U.S. venture capital deals in Q3

Largest U.S. venture capital deals in Q3

Vice Media Inc. topped the list of largest U.S. venture capital investments during the third quarter of 2014. The firm raised $500 million in the third quarter – half from Technology Crossover...

October 20, 2014 | 03:45 pm

University of Michigan earmarks $102 million; returns 18.8% in FY

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $101.8 million to five alternative investment funds and one co-investment opportunity, and also reported its fiscal year returns.

October 17, 2014 | 02:51 pm
Largest venture capital funds raised in Q3

Largest venture capital funds raised in Q3

Eighty-one U.S. venture capital funds raised $6.5 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.

October 16, 2014 | 10:23 am

San Francisco City & County earmarks up to $70 million for 3 funds

The San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System's board approved commitments to three venture capital funds.

October 14, 2014 | 04:29 pm
Preqin: Private equity fundraising slows in Q3

Preqin: Private equity fundraising slows in Q3

According to preliminary figures released this week, Preqin said 185 private equity funds closed on $73 billion in capital during the third quarter. That amount was down 49% from the previous quarter ...

October 03, 2014 | 03:57 pm

El Paso County Retirement Plan puts $3 million with Horsley Bridge fund

El Paso County Retirement Plan approved a minimum commitment of $3 million to Horsley Bridge XI Venture, a venture capital fund.

September 30, 2014 | 03:33 pm
New Mexico adopts asset allocation with 5% to in-state venture capital

New Mexico adopts asset allocation with 5% to in-state venture capital

New Mexico State Investment Council approved a new asset allocation for its $4.5 billion Severance Tax Permanent Fund.

September 30, 2014 | 02:53 pm

New Mexico Educational on lookout for private equity consultant

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board launched an RFP for a private equity consultant.

September 30, 2014 | 04:24 pm

LACERS readies custodian search; earmarks $35 million to venture capital

Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System approved issuing an RFP for a firm to provide custodial and securities lending services, minutes from a recent meeting show.

September 29, 2014 | 03:52 pm