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28 June 2012

Latin America “welcoming of outside investment”p

Aside from local difficulties emerging from the region's emerging economies, Latin America is increasingly offering a welcoming environment to overseas investors.

27 June 2012

MidOcean Partners, Crestview Partners exit Puerto Rico’s OneLink Communications for $582m

telephone-cable_sq US private equity firms MidOcean Partners and Crestview Partners have agreed to sell Puerto Rican cable TV and telephony company OneLink Communications for $585.25m.

26 June 2012

Latin America: The new frontier for China’s growing commodity demandp

coal-mine-2_sq Latin America has become the new frontier for China’s growing commodity demands, marking the beginning of a long-term investing trend for China and an opportunity for growth in Latin America.

20 June 2012

Latin American commodities market ripe for Asian LP investmentp

Asian LPs need to take advantage of the Latin American commodities boom which is fuelling their own countries’ growth, according to SLIA managing partner Erik Bethel.

18 June 2012

Chile still top of the pile for Latin American private equityp

Chile has been ranked the top country in Latin America for private equity and venture capital firms to do business in for the seventh year running by the region’s industry body.

18 June 2012

KKR eyeing Brazil following latest special advisor hirep

Henrique Meirelles KKR Brazil - AltAssets Private Equity News US buyout giant KKR has hired former Brazilian Central Bank governor Henrique Meirelles as its first representative in the booming country.

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.

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