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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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Zayo Group files for IPO – Reuters

Fiber network company Zayo Group Holdings filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering, writes Reuters. Zayo is backed by GTCR, Oak Investment Partners, M/C Partners, Columbia Capital and Charlesbank Capital Partners.

Blue Canyon Holdings announces cash offer to Cision shareholders

GTCR‘s Blue Canyon Holdings has announced a new cash offer to the shareholders of Cision. The Offer is made at the same price per share as Blue Canyon Holdings’ previous offer which expired on 22 April 2014. Blue Canyon Holdings has received a binding commitment from GTCR Fund X/A AIV LP to fund the total offer value, in the form of equity or debt, to Blue Canyon Holdings.

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GTCR acquires Vocus

GTCR has acquired Vocus. Vocus is a provider of cloud-based public relations and marketing software.

Insurance broker Neace Lukens changes name

Insurance agency Neace Lukens said Tuesday that it has changed its name to Assured Neace Lukens. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Assured Neace Lukens is a portfolio company of AssuredPartners, which is owned by private equity firm GTCR.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, JustFab is seeking funding of $50 mln to $100 mln ahead of an IPO, Condoleezza Rice sorta talked about her appointment to Dropbox’s board and Square expects to be profitable in next year. Plus Happy Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg.

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Trending on peHUB this week: Jobs for college seniors at PE-backed companies, Munder Capital and Victory Capital merging, TIAA-CREF buying Nuveen, Pomona Capital fundraising, and more.

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Judge to consider dismissing buyout lawsuit against GTCR

A U.S. District Court judge is scheduled next month to consider dismissing a suit filed against GTCR by Universal American Corporation for allegedly providing misleading information about the financial condition of APS Healthcare prior to its agreeing to buy the company from GTCR.

PE-backed AssuredPartners acquires CBS Coverage Group

AssuredPartners, a portfolio company of GTCR, has acquired CBS Coverage Group. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Plainview, NY, CBS Coverage Group is a provider of commercial insurance, employee benefits, financial planning services and personal insurance.

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GTCR-backed AssuredPartners buys Landry Harris

AssuredPartners, a portfolio company of GTCR, has acquired Landry Harris & Co. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Landry Harris is a provider of commercial insurance, bonds, employee benefit programs and personal insurance.

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GTCR agrees to buy Vocus for about $446.5 mln

GTCR has agreed to acquire Vocus for approximately $446.5 million in cash. According to terms of the agreement, GTCR will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Vocus’s common stock for $18 per share. Stifel is serving as financial advisor on the transaction. Based in Beltsville, Maryland, Vocus is a provider of cloud marketing software.

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