Woof! Woof! The 10 Biggest Dogs in UTIMCO’s Portfolio (slideshow)

By Lawrence Aragon — 4 years ago

After bringing you two slideshows that focused on the best-performing funds backed by the University of Texas Management Co., it’s time to “keep it real” by sharing the biggest losers.

(PeHUB subscribers can see our two previous slideshows here: UTIMCO in 17 Active Funds with IRRs > 25%Union Square, Other Early Stage Tech VCs Kick Ass for UTIMCO.)

We took a look at returns for all of UTIMCO’s active funds and found 10 that were at least a decade old and had negative internal rates of return as of May 31. The university pension fund invested a total of $176.2 million in those vehicles. In return, UTIMCO has received cash distributions of just $55.7 million (or less than one-third of what it put in). And it has no hope …

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Week’s Top Posts Focus on IRRs for UC and Florida, Q3’s Most Active Acquirors, Solyndra Fallout

By Lawrence Aragon — 4 years ago

Time to catch up on the stories your colleagues found most compelling on peHUB this week. Here are the top 10 posts that garnered the most pageviews from regular readers from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23.

One: Trouble Making Ends Meet: Top 10 Cash Returning Funds In Cal Regents’ Venture Portfolio (Slideshow)by Mark Boslet
Two: Slideshow: Face Scrubbers, Balloon Trips: 16 at CalPERS Face Fines for Alleged Gift Violations (subscribers only) — by Gregory Roth
Three: Slideshow: Q3’s Most Active Buyersby Bernard Vaughan
Four: Slideshow: Top-Performing PE/VC Funds for State of Floridaby David Toll
Five: Wringing Money from a Flagging Venture Fund — for a Price — by Connie Loizos
Six: Blackstone Looks to Advise Startupsby Luisa Beltran
Seven: Pressure on Solyndra Backers Intensifiesby Roberta Rampton, Reuters
Eight: Soros, Schwarzman Move Up On Forbes 400 Richest Listby Luisa Beltran
Nine: Obama Pitches Changes to Carried Interest; PEGCC Rebuts “Buffett Rule”by Luisa Beltran
Ten: MassPRIM Loses Second PE Managerby Gregory Roth

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Top 10 Slideshows this Week Focus on Most Active VCs, Zynga, Buyouts Chicago

By Lawrence Aragon — 5 years ago

Want to catch up on the slideshows that your peers found most interesting on peHUB this week? Here are the top 10 slideshows that garnered the most pageviews from regular readers from July 4 to July 8. They focused on the most active venture investors in the first half of the year, CalPERS’ dwindling commitments to venture funds, photos and opinions from Buyouts Chicago, Zynga’s largest shareholders and Q2 cleantech data.
1. Slideshow: Most Active VC Firms to Date in 2011, by Alastair Goldfisher
2. Slideshow: Chicago Shindig Photos — Lots of ‘em (subscription required), by Lawrence Aragon
3. Slideshow: CalPERS Trims Venture Commitments Except To Khosla: ’09 And ’10 Funds And IRRs, by Mark Boslet
4. Slideshow: Who Are Zynga’s Biggest Shareholders?, by Lawrence Aragon
5. The Country ‘Needs a PE President’: Slide Show From Buyouts Chicago, by David Toll
6. Slideshow: Audience Opinion At Buyouts Chicago, by Steve Bills
7. Slideshow: IRRs From CalPERS’ Brand Name Venture Funds Underwhelm (Part I) (subscription required), by Mark Boslet
8. Slideshow: CalPERS’ Recent Vintage Brand Name Venture Funds Show Promising IRRs, Largely (Part II) (subscription required), by Mark Boslet
9. Kleiner Perkins and Andreessen Horowitz: Separated at Birth? (subscription required), by Connie Loizos
10. Slideshow: Big Deals Fall In Cleantech, But M&A Stays Hot In 2Q; Here’s The Data, by Mark Boslet

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