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Shamrock Holdings Investing in Excel Sports Management

Private equity firm, Shamrock Holdings, has just invested in Excel Sports Agency. This is the first major outside investment for Excel.
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KKR Gains 300% Profit from the Largest IPO of COVID-19

From the largest IPO of COVID-19, KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) has made a profit of more than 300% by selling...
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LP Scorecard: TA, Bridgepoint, and Charterhouse lead WSIB 2016 Investments

For four straight years, from 2012 to 2015, Washington State Investment Board committed to just five types of private market funds each...

Madison Dearborn Nears $4.5 Billion Target for Fund VIII

Madison Dearborn held its first close of its latest flagship, Madison Dearborn Capital Partners VIII, on July 23. The Chicago-based firm has...
L.P. Scorecard: CalSTRS 2014

L.P. Scorecard: Permira, Spectrum, and Thoma Bravo lead CalSTRS 2014 Investments

CalSTRS, the second largest public pension fund in the United States, has steadily increased its total commitment to private equity funds since...

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