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1 April 2013

Brazil’s investment fundamentals still solid, despite growing painsp

In the past two years Brazil’s growth trajectory has levelled off, and is struggling to match that of its BRIC peers, however its fundamentals remain solid, and continue to prove attractive to those investors that truly understand the region.

29 March 2013

Brazil’s Performa Investimentos raises $85m for LatAm VC fund

Brazilian Investment Firm Performa Investimentos has held a first closing of its Latin America-focused sustainable technology fundo n $85m.

20 March 2013

Intel Capital backs Brazil business analytics specialist Geofusion

Intel’s private equity and venture capital arm Intel Capital has invested in Brazilian business analytics specialist Geofusion to help it step up its sales and marketing efforts.

15 March 2013

KKR-led group only remaining bidder for Vivendi’s GVT after DirecTV drops out

US satellite TV group DirecTV decided to pull out of the bidding process for Vivendi’s Brazilian phone unit GVT, leaving a consortium led by buyout majors KKR and Apax as the only suitor.

8 March 2013

3i seals second Brazil investment with Óticas Carol deal

sunglasses UK-based private equity firm 3i Group has led a consortium in a BRL108m (£36.4m) investment in Brazilian glasses seller Óticas Carol.

7 March 2013

Alta Ventures Mexico hires Advent Latin American veteran for Peru, Colombia push

Diego Serebrisky Alta Ventures Mexico has continued expanding its team after closing its $70m debut fund by hiring Diego Serebisky from Advent International as a managing director.

6 March 2013

Paul Capital picks up 18% stake in Brazilian venture fund Ideiasnet FIP 1

Secondaries-focused private equity firm Paul Capital has paid about $40m for a stake in a fund managed by listed Brazilian venture capital firm Ideiasnet.

6 March 2013

Peru’s Nexus Group targets $600m in swift return to fundraisingp

Peruvian flag Peruvian private equity firm Nexus Group is hoping to almost double its debut fundraise after launching a $600m-targeting second fund.

6 March 2013

Latin America’s private equity industry hits five-year investment highp

Private equity and venture capital firms committed $7.9bn to investments in Latin America in 2012, representing a five-year high and a 21 per cent increase over 2011, according to the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

28 February 2013

Carlyle-backed China Fishery acquires Peruvian fishing group

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Carlyle-backed fishing business China Fishery has expanded its presence in Peru by acquiring its local peer Copeinca for $555.8m.

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