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6 August 2013

Brazil’s GP Investments urged to change executive pay policies

GP Investments’ shareholder NCH Capital told Latin America's largest private equity firm that it should follow the example of Warren Buffett and align its compensation policies with shareholder interests.

1 August 2013

HIG Brazil backs human resources business LG Sistemas

human team network Global growth investor HIG Capital has made a strategic investment in Brazilian human resources business LG Sistemas through its affiliate in the country.

18 July 2013

Patria Investimentos sells down CPFL Energias Renováveis stake in IPO

Private equity firm Patria Investimentos has sold 43.96 million shares in a secondary offering of shares for Brazilian utility CPFL Energia’s green power arm CPFL Energias Renováveis. CPFL Energias Renováveis completed its IPO pricing shares at the low end of its expected range, marking the first listing in the country since April. The company and its shareholders raised[...]

15 July 2013

Brazil’s BTG Pactual acquires submarine cables from telecom group Oi

Brazil's largest telecommunications company Grupo Oi has agreed sold its fiber optic submarine cable unit to a fund controlled by private equity-backed investment bank BTG Pactual.

15 July 2013

TaxiBeat flags down $2m more financing, expands to Mexico City

Taxibeat Greek venture capital firm OpenFund-seeded taxi-hailing startup TaxiBeat has secured another $2m of financing amid its launch into Mexico City.

10 July 2013

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets adds Guillermo Marroquin

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has hired Guillermo Marroquin from Campbell Lutyens to boost the firm's private placement capabilities in North and South America

27 June 2013

Global Environment Fund appoints managing directors in Brazil, India

Asset investment firm Global Environment Fund (GEF) has promoted Maurício Marçal, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Sridhar Narayan, based in Mumbai, India, to managing director.

21 June 2013

IFC commits $50m to Peruvian bank BanBif for SME lending

The World Bank’s investment arm IFC invested $50m in Peruvian commercial bank BanBif, which will allow it to double the number of SMEs it serves in the country by 2017.

18 June 2013

Evercore Mexico Capital Partners raises $201m for third fund

mexico_flag_170sq Evercore Mexico Capital Partners (EMCP) has closed its third fund on $201m, making if the largest vehicle ever raised by the private equity firm.

18 June 2013

Dundee Corp acquires 25% stake in Latin America-focused Union Group

Canadian investment firm Dundee Corporation has bought a 25 per cent interest in Latin America focused real assets investor Union Group.

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