SEC exam findings a “wake-up call,” says LP

Early investor reaction to the first wave of private equity examinations from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ranges from skepticism, frustration that sponsors don’t provide as much information as investors ask for, to gratitude that the SEC is going to help improve behavior.

TPG Capital raising up to $2 billion for bridge fund

TPG Capital is asking some of its key investors for up to $2 billion to spend on deals until it raises a new $10 billion flagship fund, writes Reuters. TPG told a public meeting of one of its investors, the Oregon Investment Council, that it was seeking between $1.6 billion and $2 billion for an interim fund that was intended to serve as “bridge investment capital” until it starts raising its first major global fund since the financial crisis. It raised a $19 billion fund, called TPG Partners VI, in 2008.


Oregon Taps Reservoir Capital For New $1.5B Energy Fund

The Oregon Investment Council, which manages $80 billion in state funds, has pledged $100 million to Reservoir Capital Group’s debut energy and resources fund, Reservoir Resource Partners LP, according to Buyouts, peHUB’s sister magazine. The fund plans to invest in energy, natural resources and power generation companies. The firm is seeking to raise $1.5 billion.


Oregon Pledge Sets Stage For Close of KKR Flagship Fund

With a $250 million follow-up commitment from the Oregon Investment Council, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co’s latest flagship fund is within reach of its $8 billion target, a fundraising goal the firm started pursuing nearly two and a half years ago, according to Buyouts, peHUB’s sister magazine…


Oregon Tables Decision On Women-Run Fund; Concerns Raised

Solera Capital, one of the industry’s few women-led firms, has failed to immediately win a $50 million commitment from the Oregon Investment Council, which opted to table the prospective investment to Solera Capital Partners II LP pending further review, according to James Sinks, a council spokesman. According to Buyouts, peHUB’s sister magazine, the new fund has a $350 million target.

Oregon Commits $400M To Several PE Strategies

The Oregon Investment Council, one of the nation’s largest private equity investors, committed $400 million across five funds since its previous meeting, according to the meeting minutes and the council’s spokesman, James Sinks. The new commitments are the first under the council’s new chief investment officer, John Skjervem, who began the job in November.

Oregon Taps Skjervem As New CIO

After a year-long search, Oregon’s Treasury named John Skjervem as the chief investment officer for the state’s main pension funds, which collectively manage $74 billion in assets. Skjervem replaces Ronald Schmitz, who announced last September that he was leaving…

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