Maine Public Employees Retirement System, Augusta, made four new commitments totaling up to $219.2 million, said Andrew Sawyer, chief investment officer, in an e-mail.
The $12.7 billion pension fund committed up to $100 million to U.S. Farming Realty Trust III, a real estate fund managed by IFC Investment Management that invests in U.S. farmland.
The pension fund also committed up to €50 million ($54.2 million) to Rhone Partners V, a private equity fund managed by Rhone Capital that primarily targets the acquisition of European and North American middle-market businesses.
Also, the pension fund committed up to $50 million to Senior Housing Partners V, a real estate fund managed by Prudential Real Estate Investors.
MainePERS has not previously committed money to these managers.
The pension fund also committed up to $15 million to Thoma Bravo Special Opportunities Fund II. It is the pension fund's second commitment to a Thoma Bravo fund, having previously committed up to $60 million to Thoma Bravo Fund XI in April 2014.