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In Second Opinion, AB InBev hikes up its takeover bid for SABMiller to $103 billion, a California state treasurer calls for CalPERS and CalSTRS to reveal private equity fees and Zimbabwe decides not to charge the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion.


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First Read begins your morning with news that China has closed its stock market to commemorate a World War II anniversary, Sony Pictures settles data breach lawsuit with former workers and Happy Birthday to eBay: the online shopping and auction website turns 20 years old today.


GI Partners acquires Kansas City data center

GI Partners has acquired a Kansas City, Missouri-based data center facility. No financial terms were disclosed. GI Partners made the acquisition through its DataCore fund, which was formed in 2012 by The California State Teachers’ Retirement System as a vehicle to invest in technology-focused real estate in the U.S.


Meketa Investment expands ownership team

Meketa Investment Group said Thursday it has expanded its employee ownership to twenty, adding eight new shareholders. The new shareholders, all Principals, are: Brian Dana, Jess Downer, Daniel Dynan, Steven Hartt, Edwin Omata, Todd Silverman, Christopher Tehranian and Laura Wirick. Boston-based Meketa is an investment consulting firm. In June, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System reportedly hired Meketa as a private equity consultant.


Opinion: Why Remington’s investors shouldn’t sell

Cerberus dodged a bullet with its recent decision to let investors sell out of one of the world’s biggest gunmakers, Remington Outdoor. It’s the company that made the assault rifle used to kill 20 children and six of their teachers in a Connecticut elementary school in December 2012.

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