Taconic Capital Advisors

People moves for week of May 26

Private Equity The New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s Division of Investment hired Dana Johns as head of private equity. Before joining the $88 billion pension fund manager, she was a member of the private equity team at the Maryland ...

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PE firms continue to back biotech, medtech

Divided by asset class, Alternatives Watch tracked a total of roughly $16.3 billion in deals publicly announced in the five-day period for the week ending Nov. 4. Private equity: $13 billion Cooperative Ventures invested in Sabanto, a hardware and software company that ...

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Taconic raises dislocation fund

Taconic Capital Advisors closed its third real estate fund at $500 million with a focus on distressed and opportunistic investments. Taconic CRE Dislocation Onshore Fund III is one year into its investment period and has already committed or closed on ...

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Illinois pension adds over $3.5bn to alts portfolios

The Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois hired over two dozen managers across the alternative investment spectrum this past month, adding $3.5 billion to private equity, real assets, income and diversifying strategies asset classes. TRS Illinois Executive Director and CIO Stan ...

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