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Trending on peHUB this week: Expa, Harvard, Richard Hall, Garrett Camp, CalPERS, OMERS, Bregal Partners, CalSTRS, Canaan Partners, TPG, Carlyle, Peter Dolan, fundraising, recruiting and breaking into private equity.

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Top 10 posts of the week

Trending on peHUB this week: CalPERS, OMERS, JP Morgan Chase, Russell Investments, HGGC, MassPRIM, Cambridge, TPG Capital, dry powder, VC returns, PE jobs and direct investing.

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This morning read all about CalSTRS pledging almost a billion to PE, AlpInvest singing the praises of co-investments, VCs views on Bitcoin and who tops the buyouts distributions list for New Jersey.

Slideshow: A Look At How Mega-Funds Perform For CalSTRS

European powerhouse CVC Capital Partners takes the crown in this week’s battle of the U.S. and European mega-buyout houses, securing first place in our list of top 10 funds based on private equity performance figures from California State Teachers’ Retirement System. U.S. and European firms both account for five of the top-10 spots with The Blackstone Group coming in a close second place.

CalSTRS to vote against Kinder Morgan-El Paso merger

CalSTRS, the big teachers pension fund in California, said it will vote against Kinder Morgan‘s $23 billion takeover of El Paso Corp, writes Reuters. The pension fund cites the deal’s lack of transparency and apparent conflicts of interest as its reason for not supporting the deal. Reuters – CalSTRS, the big teachers pension fund in […]

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Shasta Confirms It Raised Third Fund, Beats Target in Tough Environment

Four months after peHUB reported that Shasta Ventures was in the market for a third fund, the Silicon Valley venture firm announced today that it has raised $265 million for Shasta Ventures III LP.

Thanks to positive IRRs on its first two funds, Shasta came in above target on its third vehicle despite a difficult fundraising environment. Shasta said in a July 15 regulatory filing that it planned to raise $200 million.

In an apparent bid to capture the attention of technology entrepreneurs, the early stage tech firm broke the fundraising news on TechCrunch, a popular technology blog. Shasta, based in Menlo Park, Calif., did not issue a press release.

Tod Francis — co-founder of the firm and one of …

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