Washington Pledges $1.3B to PE and Infrastructure Funds

In one of the largest series of commitments this year, the $84 billion Washington State Investment Board pledged $750 million to private equity funds and another $500 million to infrastructure funds, one of the fastest-growing asset classes among pension investors…

Job of the Week: A Mid-Market CLO Challenge

The mid-market is a pricey place to be with private equity valuations shifting towards the higher end of the spectrum, according to a report by GF Data Resources. US Private equity investors in the mid-market are paying significantly higher multiples to acquire larger firms. Aggregate deal valuations in 2011 were 6.1x, up from an average of 5.9x in 2010, cites the report.

Triton Partners Closes Third Fund

Triton Partners, a Germany-based buyout firm focused on the European middle markets, has closed its third fund with €2.25 billion in capital commitments, according to eFinancialNews. It had been targeting €2 billion.

Triton Partners Raises $472 Million

Triton Partners, a buyout firm based in the UK, has raised $472 million in commitments toward its third fund, according to a regulatory filing. The vehicle, called Triton Fund III LP, has a target of $2.97 billion (converted from Euros as of November 6, 2008, when the fund was created.) The commitments include €150 million […]

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