ERS approves $60m commitment

The US public pension has backed a domestic private equity fund.

Institution: Employees Retirement System of Texas
Headquarters: Austin, United States
AUM: $28.67bn
Allocation to alternatives: 24.47%
Bitesize: $50-100m

Employees Retirement System of Texas has agreed to commit $60 million to Wind Point Partners IX, a contact at the pension informed Private Equity International. The buyout / corporate private equity fund invests into consumer goods, business services and industrials.

The US public pension has a 13.0 percent target allocation to private equity that currently stands at 14.23 percent.

As illustrated below, ERS has also committed to the fund’s two predecessors, having committed a total of $180 million to the manager.

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