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cnbc.com July 19, 2017

Sears Inks $200M Credit Line From CEO Eddie Lampert's Hedge Fund

Sears Holdings has landed a fresh line of credit, valued at $200 million, from its CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund, according to a Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. On July 13, Lampert's ESL Partners entered into a short-term line of credit loans, which carry a maturity date of 151 days and a fixed interest rate of 9.75 percent per year, Sears said. "This facility is intended to provide the Company with the flexibility to generate additional liquidity on an as-needed basis," Sears CFO Rob Riecker said in a statement. "This adjustment to our capital structure demonstrates that...
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pehub.com January 10, 2017

VSCP Hires Two As GP And Another As CFO

Vesey Street Capital Partners, a middle-market healthcare-focused private equity firm, has hired Larry Marsh and David De Luca as general partners. Also, the firm has named Bryan Sekino as chief financial officer. Previously, Marsh was executive vice president of new market development and chief strategy officer at AmerisourceBergen while De Luca worked at Morgan Stanley where he was a managing director and head of U.S. institutional equity sales in New York and other regions. And, Sekino worked at Brant Point Capital Management.
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pehub.com December 22, 2016

Cannabis Tech Platform MassRoots Taps PE Exec As CFO

MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, is pleased to report it has recruited Robert “Bob” Pullar as Chief Financial Officer. Since November 2006, Mr. Pullar has served as Managing Director of Axis Private Equity Group, LLC, an investment firm focused on making equity investments in well-managed, profitable companies. He has negotiated leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, recapitalizations and equity investments with privately held businesses and subsidiaries or divisions of public companies.
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bloomberg.com December 21, 2016

Calpers Staff Says Pension Should Lower Return Target To 7%

<p>The&nbsp;California Public Employees&rsquo; Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension plan, should reduce its assumed return rate to 7 percent from 7.5 percent over the next three years amid long-term projections for slow growth and unfavorable demographics, according to its chief financial officer.</p> <p>Cheryl Eason, CFO for the $303 billion retirement system, proposed starting with a reduction to 7.375 percent in fiscal 2017-2018 that will allow agencies to prepare for the change in the fiscal year starting June 30, with additional target reductions to follow.</p>
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finalternatives.com November 17, 2016

Adams Street Partners Names Nuveen's Amboian To Board Of Directors

Global private equity manager Adams Street Partners has appointed Nuveen non-executive chairman John Amboian to its board of directors. The appointment is effective March 2017, according to the company. Amboian will replace long-serving director A. Bart Holaday, who is retiring.&nbsp; Amboian has more than three decades of experience across the financial and consumer industries. He is currently non-executive chairman of Nuveen Investments and previously held the position of chairman and CEO from 2007 through early 2016. Amboian joined Nuveen in 1995 and served as the CFO until 1999, when he was appointed the firm&rsquo;s president.&nbsp; Prior to joining Nuveen, Amboian...
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finalternatives.com November 01, 2016

Former Valeant CEO, CFO Focus Of U.S. Criminal Probe; Shares Fall Anew

The former CEO and CFO of Embattled Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant, a core holding of Bill Ackman&#39;s hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, are reportedly the focus of U.S. prosecutors as they explore whether to bring a fraud case against the drugmaker.
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businessden.com October 18, 2016

Metropolitan State Loses Least In Tough Year For College Endowments

Metropolitan State University's endowment bested six other Colorado colleges and universities in a poll by BusinessDen, keeping its losses to less than a percentage point in a year when even Harvard'...
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businesswire.com October 11, 2016

Soundtrap Secures $6M Series A Round Funding To Embark On New Markets

<p>The Series A round was led by Nordic VC firm Industrifonden, with participation from existing owners and additional new investors including Peter Sterky, former CFO and COO of Spotify.</p>
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zdnet.com October 11, 2016

Cloud-Based Music Recording Studio Soundtrap Raises $6M In Series A Round

Soundtrap, the online music and audio recording studio, has announced it has raised $6 million in a Series A round led by Nordic VC firm Industrifonden, with existing investors and former CFO of Spotify Peter Sterky contributing to the round. This brings the total amount raised by the startup to $8.5 million.
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blogs.barrons.com September 20, 2016

Intel Names Private Equity Vet Bob Swan New CFO - Tech Trader Daily

Shares of chip giant&nbsp;Intel&nbsp;(<a href="http://www.barrons.com/quote/stock/INTC">INTC</a>) are up 7 cents at $37.23, in late trading, after&nbsp;<a href="http://www.intc.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=989954&amp;ReleasesType=Corporate%20News">the company said</a>&nbsp;it named&nbsp;private equity&nbsp;partner&nbsp;Robert&nbsp;&ldquo;Bob&rdquo; Swan, of&nbsp;General Atlantic, as its new chief financial officer, taking over that role from&nbsp;Stacy Smith, who had already moved to running sales and operations under&nbsp;CEO Brian Krzanich.
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