NEW YORK COMMON SLATES $1.1 BILLION

New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made eight new commitments totaling $1.1 billion in February, according to a monthly transaction report.

In real estate, the $247.7 billion pension fund committed $300 million to Blackstone BioMed Life Science Real Estate Partners.

Within real assets, the pension fund committed €250 million ($298 million) to Copenhagen Infrastructure IV, a fund seeking to invest in a diversified portfolio of renewable infrastructure assets.

In its credit asset class, the pension fund committed €200 million to Blantyre Special Situations Fund II, a European middle-market private credit fund.

Within private equity, the pension fund committed $200 million to FIMI Opportunity VII, a buyout and growth equity fund focusing on middle-market companies based in Israel, and $10 million to JVP Growth Opportunity X, a growth equity fund targeting investments in growth-oriented Israel and Israel-related technology companies managed by Jerusalem Venture Partners.

Finally, the pension fund disclosed three February transactions in its emerging manager program.

The pension fund made a commitment of $24 million to New Harbor Capital Fund III, a growth equity fund focused on education and health-care industries; and up to $15 million each to Brasa Credit II, an opportunistic real estate fund, and Mandrake Capital Real Estate Fund, a special situations real estate fund.

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