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4 March 2014

SCL Energia Activa secures around $100m for new fund

nuclear cooling towers power Chilean private equity firm SCL Energia Activa has reportedly raised one third of its second energy fund.

25 February 2014

Siguler Guff BRICs veteran Dinneen leaves for Emerging Markets Private Equity Association

Pat-Dinneen-Photo158x158 Siguler Guff private equity veteran Patricia Dinneen has left the business after a decade to become a senior advisor at the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.

21 February 2014

Latin American private equity, VC investment surges to six-year highp

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.

20 February 2014

Partners Group pays $750m for majority stake in Mexican gas player Fermaca

T Global private markets investor Partners Group has picked up a majority stake in Mexican gas infrastructure operator Fermaca on behalf of its client Ospraie Management for $750m.

19 February 2014

Emerging markets disappoint LPs as capital proves slow to returnp

LPs have expressed a certain level of disappointment with their emerging market fund portfolios, particularly with regards to the pace of realisation.

19 February 2014

PE-backed Brazilian renewables company Renova Energia seeks share placing

Brazilian renewable energy developer Renova Energia is looking to raise $481m in a share placing, according to a securities filing.

18 February 2014

Cerberus in talks with bankrupt Brazilian shipbuilder OSX Brasil

Distressed private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is in discussions with Brazilian shipbuilder OSX Brasil over a potential investment.

12 February 2014

Carlyle, KKR in hunt for stake in $450m Brazilian education business Abril

book pages paper_sq US private equity firms Carlyle and KKR are reportedly in talks to buy Brazilian education company Abril Educação in a deal valuing the company at up to BRL450m ($187.5m).

10 February 2014

OGX secures $215m from creditors

Oleo & Gas Participacoes has reached an agreement with its creditors including Pacific Investment Management, which will provide capital to the oil and gas company.

6 February 2014

Canada’s CPPIB targets Latin American investment with São Paulo office

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is to open a new office in São Paulo, Brazil to focus on investment opportunities in Latin America.

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