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18 September 2012

Market entry for Latin America divides investor opinionp

The presence of brand names such as KKR, Blackstone, Providence Equity Partners, Silver Lake and 3i already on the ground in Latin America has helped give confidence to investors considering market entry.

13 September 2012

Carlyle buys 60% stake in Brazilian furniture retailer Tok&Stok

tokstok_sq Nasdaq-listed buyout giant Carlyle has bought a 60 per cent stake in Tok&Stok, Brazil’s largest specialty furniture retailer by sales, from the founding Dubrule family.

12 September 2012

LPs see Latin America gain ground on other emerging marketsp

Three quarters of private equity LPs with Latin American private equity exposure see the region’s potential for economic growth and dealflow as attractive in comparison with other emerging markets, a new survey has found.

11 September 2012

Actis makes first investment from $3.5bn new fundp

cna_sq Actis has made a $68m investment in CNA, a provider of English language training in Brazil, marking the London-based emerging markets investor’s first investment from its new fund.

11 September 2012

Brazil Hospitality Group targets $200m for private equity fund

Hotel company Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG) has launched a private equity fund to invest in greenfield projects.

10 September 2012

Gaurav Garg joins Mercer as region leader for growth markets

Institutional investment consultant Mercer has appointed Gaurav Garg as region leader for growth markets, incorporating Mercer’s businesses in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

7 September 2012

Japan’s ORIX eyeing Brazil ahead of forthcoming World Cup, Olympics

football-soccer-pitch-goal Japanese investment giant ORIX is the latest firm seeking private equity opportunities in Brazil ahead of it hosting the football World Cup and Olympic Games.

6 September 2012

PE firms given Brazilian exits boost by UK company interestp

Private equity firms eyeing exits from their Brazilian investments have received a boost thanks to a surge in interest in the country from UK companies.

4 September 2012

Darby completes ProBanco fund divestment with Grupo Financiero Improsa sale

news_exit_sign_lrg Franklin Templeton Investments’ private equity arm has realised its last investment from its 1998 ProBanco Fund by selling Costa Rican financial institution Grupo Financiero Improsa.

4 September 2012

US, Canada M&A dips as Latin America strengthensp

In contrast to North America, where M&A activity slowed in the first half of the year, Central and South America saw deal volume and value increase.

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