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CDPQ, DP World bet on ports’ continued Covid resilience by expanding investment platform to $8.2bn

Canadian pension major CDPQ and supply chain specialist DP World have expanded their ports and terminals investment platform to $8.2bn through a new investment.

KKR, CVC, Ares among big name PE firms picking up new NYSCRF commitments

KKR, CVC Capital and Ares Management were the big name private equity firms picking up commitments in the latest round of investing from New York pension giant NYSCRF.

Silver Lake, Thoma Bravo funds pick up big NYSTRS backing among $1.66bn of new PE commitments

The New York State Teachers' Retirement System has boosted its $22.6bn private equity program with more than $1.66bn of new commitments.

China hits $12.5bn first close for environmental projects, businesses investment fund

China has raised CNY88bn ($12.59bn) to date for the country's first major fund dedicated to environmental projects and businesses.

Temasek, Credit Suisse veteran Boon Sim joins CPPIB board of directors

The $409bn-managing Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has named former Temasek and Credit Suisse senior exec Boon Sim to its board of directors.

JF Lehman soars to $1.35bn hard cap close for fifth flagship private equity fundraise

US buyout house JF Lehman & Company has soared to a $1.35bn hard cap final close for its fifth flagship private equity fund, well above its $1bn target.

One Peak eyes Covid destabilisation opportunity with €443m hard cap Fund II close

European tech investor One Peak has closed its new fund on an increased hard cap of €443m amid strong demand from LPs.

CalSTRS sees private equity returns go negative as Covid weighs heavily on investments

The $246bn-managing California State Teachers’ Retirement System has struggled to a 3.9% net return for the financial year as Covid-19 amid a huge slump in its private equity performance.

Titanbay looks to open up private equity to smaller LPs with newly-launched platform

Fintech startup Titanbay is hoping to open up private equity investing to small and medium-sized institutional and private investors through its newly-launched platform.

CalPERS falls well short of annual returns goal as private equity performance turns negative

US pension giant CalPERS has fallen well short of its annual return goal amid its private equity investments tanking due to the coronavirus.

LPs turn to debt, mezzanine infrastructure funds amid coronavirus flight to safety

Limited partners are increasingly turning to debt and mezzanine infrastructure funds as they hunt for relatively safe havens for their investments amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Ex-PIMCO veteran Gross named head of institutional portfolio strategy at JP Morgan Asset Management

The $2.2tn-managing JP Morgan Asset Management has hired former PIMCO veteran Jared Gross for its newly created role of head of institutional portfolio strategy.

PPE, infection control product business Medicom gets CDPQ capital for Asian expansion

PPE and infection control specialist Medicom has picked up a loan from existing investor CDPQ to help expand the business into Asia.

Valor Equity Partners passes $1bn in fifth flagship fundraise

Growth-focused private equity house firm Valor Equity Partners has passed the $1bn-mark for its fifth flagship fundraise.

US VC fundraising in 2020 already at one of highest totals since 2006, with half a year still to go

US venture capital fundraising has already hit one of its highest total since 2006 this year with only two quarters gone, despite massive headwinds from the coronavirus crisis impacting on dealmaking and exit activity, new

Hong Kong sets sights on becoming Asian private equity fund hub through new Limited Partnership Fund Bill

Hong Kong is hoping to establish itself as a prime Asian destination for private equity and venture capital fund launches through the launch of its new Limited Partnership Fund Bill.

LPs need more transparency about how GPs are tapping subscription lines of credit: ILPA

LPs need greater transparency about how their private equity general partners are tapping subscription lines of credit, new guidance from the Institutional Limited Partners Association says.

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