CalSTRS Expands Next Generation Private Equity Manager Program

CalSTRS Expands Next Generation Private Equity Manager Program

CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, announced today a $250 million expansion of its New and Next Generation Private Equity Manager Program with Invesco Private Capital. The program’s assets under management now total $550 million. CalSTRS defines new and next generation managers as private equity professionals seeking to raise their first, second or third […]

KKR Forms First PE Partnership with Transparency International

KKR Forms First PE Partnership with Transparency International

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has formed a partnership with Transparency International, the global anti-corruption non-governmental organization. KKR’s partnership with Transparency International is the first within the private equity industry.  “KKR is committed to responsible investing and believes that thoughtful consideration of environmental, social and governance issues are a critical component of value creation. This […]

CalSTRS Selects Pension Consulting Alliance as New Private Equity Consultant

CalSTRS Selects Pension Consulting Alliance as New Private Equity Consultant

The California State Teachers’ Retirement Board, the governing body of CalSTRS, today announced the selection of Pension Consulting Alliance (PCA) as the private equity consultant to its Investment Committee for the next five years.  PCA will provide independent assessments of the private equity portfolio’s performance and will also prepare the semi-annual performance reports and review […]

Arsenal Capital Partners Launches New Colorants Platform

Arsenal Capital Partners Launches New Colorants Platform

May 1, 2012 –  Arsenal Capital Partners announced today the acquisitions of Plasticolors, Inc. and Evonik Industries’ Colortrend global colorants business. The firm will combine these two businesses under a new platform company, Chromaflo Technologies, which will be headquartered in Ashtabula, OH. “Because of Arsenal’s deep expertise in the specialty chemicals sector we were able […]

New Organic and Natural Consumer Products Platform Launched

New Organic and Natural Consumer Products Platform Launched

Swander Pace Capital, Jefferson Capital Partners, and United Natural Foods have announced the formation of a new platform, Branch Brook Holdings, to invest in organic and natural consumer product companies based in North America. Branch Brook will target privately-held companies in food, beverage, household products, personal care, pet food, ethnic products, and supplements segments. The […]

Waud Acquires Sterling, Launches New Toxicology Platform

Waud Acquires Sterling, Launches New Toxicology Platform

Waud Capital Partners (“WCP”) today announced that it has partnered with healthcare executives David Lowenberg and Sue Sommer in its acquisition of Sterling Reference Laboratories. Sterling will serve as the platform investment in the firm’s effort to build an industry-leading toxicology services company serving criminal justice, substance abuse, medication monitoring and employment testing clients nationwide. […]

Graycliff Partners Makes Acquisition, Forms New Aerospace Platform

Graycliff Partners Makes Acquisition, Forms New Aerospace Platform

Venture Aircraft, a supplier to the aerospace industry and a portfolio company of Graycliff Partners, has acquired certain assets of Swift-Cor Aerospace. The combined entity will operate under the new name of Impresa Aerospace. “We are pleased to announce the creation of Impresa Aerospace. The combination of Venture and Swift-Cor’s assets and services, coupled with […]

Halyard Capital to Pursue Data Center Consolidation

Halyard Capital to Pursue Data Center Consolidation

Halyard Capital has formed Digital Fortress, a new data center co-location platform and has completed its first two purchases with the acquisitions of digital.forest and Fortress Co-location Services. Digital Fortress will serve as a platform for consolidating the highly fragmented data center marketplace in the Pacific Northwest and for select organic new data center build […]

GTCR Launches New Platform with Investment in Telecom Lease Advisors

GTCR Launches New Platform with Investment in Telecom Lease Advisors

GTCR has entered into a partnership with Telecom Lease Advisors, a telecom land lease acquisition firm led by Jarred Saba and Andrew Corkern. GTCR has committed up to $150 million of equity capital to fund TLA’s growth. GTCR’s investment in TLA will be made from GTCR Fund X with $3.25 billion of committed capital. Telecom […]

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