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This morning there are billion dollar deals aplenty with Carlyle and CVC on the cusp of acquisitions, Sankaty acquiring JPMorgan’s mezzanine portfolio and IPOs having their strongest week since 2000.

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peHUB First Read

Catch up on the latest after the weekend including Michigan Regents latest commitments, which fund managers are performing for Nevada, how the compensation structure of PE funds works and a look at the five phases of a GP’s life cycle.

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This Wednesday morning First Read brings you news of new hires at The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, a venture capital arm for Twitter, Quantum Energy reaching a first close on Fund VI and late stage VC deals doubling in size.

first read April 29

peHUB First Read

Find out the latest midweek happenings this morning including Microsoft Ventures launching a new accelerator for start-ups, tips for raising seed stage capital, an insight into why Harvard’s top managers have exited the endowment and who is top of Columbia’s IRRs.

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This morning First Read brings you links to a new investment approach from family offices, ten tips for launching your first private equity fund, CPP Investment Board recruiting in New York and a directory of biotech-focused VC firms.

First read Feb 24

peHUB First Read

This mid-week morning, First Read brings you CVC’s first buy from its latest Asia fund, fundraising news from Victory Park Capital, women standing firm as institutional investors and a look at CalSTRS’ top performing fund managers coming back to market.

first read April 29

peHUB First Read

Catch up on the latest after the weekend including CVC’s fourth Asian fundraising, a review of private equity growth in emerging markets and what target DC Capital Partners is aiming for with its latest offering.

Seat Pagine Gialle shareholders back restructuring plan – Reuters

Shareholders in Italy’s Seat Pagine Gialle gave the go ahead for a plan aimed at relaunching the heavily indebted Italian yellow pages publisher, allowing creditors to take control of the struggling company, writes Reuters. The company has struggled to manage its debt pile following a buyout in 2003 by private equity companies CVC, Permira and Investitori Associati.

British entertainments group Merlin to float in London – Reuters

Private-equity backed Merlin Entertainments plans to sell at least 20 percent of its shares in an initial public offering in London, writes Reuters. Merlin, the owner of Madame Tussauds and Legoland, said it would raise 200 million pounds ($323.8 million) from the sale of new shares to reduce debt. Its owners, the Danish investment company Kirkbi that controls Lego Group and private equity firms Blackstone Group and CVC, will also sell some of their holding.


NYC Pensions Pledge $500M Each to Apollo, CVC

New York City Public Pension Funds marked its largest commitments yet to private equity via marquee funds from Apollo Global Management and CVC Capital Partners. It was part of an overall $1.3 billion series of pledges by the $137 billion retirement system that also included first-time commitments to several emerging managers.

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