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14 June 2012

Time has come to put PE in Peru, says UCG Investments headp

Francisco Roque de Pinho - AltAssets Private Equity News Aside from believing Peru is on the verge of a private equity boom, UCG Investments chief executive Francisco Roque de Pinho has his own reasons for being pleased his firm has launched an office in the country.

4 June 2012

Rio Bravo closes Brazil-focused renewable energy fund on $227mp

Brazilian investment firm Rio Bravo Investmentos has closed its renewable energy fund on BRL463m ($227.76m).

31 May 2012

UK’s CD Capital leads $56.8m recap of Brazil Potash

news_jungle_lrg Global private equity firm CD Capital has led a £58.6m recapitalisation of potash exploration company Brazil Potash.

30 May 2012

BTG Pactual’s PE arm pays $281m for Leader Participações stake

news_clothes_lrg Brazilian investment banking giant BTG Pactual’s private equity arm has bought a 35.9 per cent stake in clothing retailer Leader Participações for $281m.

29 May 2012

THL takes steak in Brazilian market with $400m Fogo de Chao buy

news_steak_lrg Thomas H Lee Partners has branched into Brazil through the $400m purchase of the Fogo de Chao restaurant chain from the nation’s largest private equity firm, GP Investments.

29 May 2012

Vinci offers to shore up Brazil’s biggest homebuilder with $405m investment

Brazilian buyout firm Vinci Partners has offered to invest $405m in the country’s biggest homebuilder, PDG Realty.

28 May 2012

TFI-Hines holds first close for Shari’ah compliant Brazil real estate fund

brazil3_lrg The TFI-Hines Brazil Income Real Estate Fund has made its first seed acquisition by investing in World Trade Centre complex in Sao Paulo, Brazil, representing the first closing of the fund.

18 May 2012

Brazil’s Performa teams with Dallas-based GlendonTodd for Toutatis deal

brazilflag_lrg GlendonTodd Capital and Performa Partners have teamed up to buy Brazilian business services company Toutatis.

16 May 2012

Global private equity following Latin American lead to grow companiesp

south-america-map Private equity investors around the globe are becoming more hands-on in their portfolio companies due to the benchmark set in Latin America, new research has suggested.

14 May 2012

Private equity profits help BTG Pactual almost double net revenue

b Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual has almost doubled its net revenue thanks to a 300 per cent boost from its private equity portfolio.

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