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24 April 2014

Stepstone hires ex-Paul Capital execs to run first Latin American office

south-america-map Global alternative asset investment major Stepstone Group has launched its first Latin American office to work on primary, secondary, co-investments and research in the region.

24 April 2014

Brazil’s Gávea Investimentos nears final closing for Fund V

Brazilian asset manager Gávea is said to be nearing a final closing for its fifth fund.

22 April 2014

Actis invests in emerging markets mobile marketing company Upstream

UK emerging market firm Actis has completed a “significant” investment in mobile monetisation company Upstream.

16 April 2014

Brazil’s BTG eyes $1.5bn fundraise

brazil flag 10_sq Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual is seeking $1.5bn for a new private equity fund.

16 April 2014

Darby Private Equity nears final closing for Brazilian infra vehicle

Emerging markets-focused Darby Private Equity is nearing a final close for a Brazilian-focused infrastructure fund

16 April 2014

Latin American private equity investors notch six-year high for deal activityp

Private equity and venture capital firms committed $8.9bn through 233 investments in Latin America in 2013, representing a six-year high and a 13 per cent increase over 2012.

15 April 2014

ABVCAP in talks to cut taxes for venture funds

brazil flag 10_sq Associação Brasileira de Private Equity & Venture Capital (ABVCAP) is reportedly in talks with the Brazilian government and lawmakers to cut taxes for venture capital funds.

7 April 2014

Mexican healthcare IT business HDS secures $25m investment from Northgate

mexico_flag_170sq Private equity firm Northgate Capital has invested $25m in Mexican healthcare IT business Health Digital Systems SAPI de CV, to fund its international expansion and accelerate its product development.

2 April 2014

General Atlantic exits Latin American data centre company Aceco TI to KKR

Global private equity firm General Atlantic has sold Aceco TI, a provider of data centre design, implementation and maintenance services in Brazil and Latin America, to fellow investment group KKR.

1 April 2014

Southern Cross exits 50% stake in Chile’s Gas Atacama

Private equity firm Southern Cross has exited its 50 per cent stake in Gas Atacama to electric utility group Endesa Chile for $309m.

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