South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) has approved a $75m (€68m) commitment each into a real estate fund managed by Stockbridge and a fund managed by Basalt Infrastructure Partners.

The pension fund disclosed in a meeting document that it has placed capital into the Stockbridge Value Fund V and the Basalt Infrastructure Partners IV funds.

According to sources, Stockbridge’s value-add US real estate fund is nearing its first close but details of the amount raised is currently unknown. The previous fund in the series has a $562m final close in April 2021.

Stockbridge declined a request for comment.

Basalt’s previous fund in the series closed at $2.75bn in February 2021 to invest across Europe and North America, focusing on opportunities in the utilities, power, transport, and digital communications sectors.

Basalt did not respond to a request for comment.

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