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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

CalSTRS promotes Blatnick to Chief of Administrative Services

California State Teachers’ Retirement System said Tuesday it promoted Lisa Blatnick to Chief of Administrative Services. The position was effective Aug. 1, according to a statement. As Chief of Administrative Services, Blatnick will oversee the strategic direction, policy development and management of the Administrative Services Branch.

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This morning read all about Google’s European VC arm, CalSTRS targeting small-mid-market firms and the latest distressed debt and bankruptcy restructuring rankings for Q2 2014.

CalSTRS appoints new global equity director

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System said Wednesday that it has hired June Kim as director of global equity. Her appointment begins July 21. Previously, she worked at at the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association where she served as principal investment officer for global equities.

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