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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.

3 February 2014

Alothon attracts $85m of commitments for new Latin America fundp

Latin America-focused private equity firm Alothon Group has picked up more than $85m towards a new buyout vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

31 January 2014

3i scraps Brazil fund plans, looks to cut presence in country

UK-listed private equity firm 3i has scrapped plans to raise a fund targeting Brazil and halted investment in the country after admitting the macroeconomic conditions were “not as we had planned for”.

31 January 2014

Goldman, Patria among firms looking to capitalise in telecom building boom in Brazil

telecoms6_sq Goldman Sachs, Patria Investimentos and other private equity firms are poised to capitalise on a telecommunications building boom in Brazil.

28 January 2014

IFC backs Dafiti Group with €15m investment

ecommerce World Bank’s investment arm IFC has invested €15m in Latin American fashion e-commerce business The Dafiti Group.

27 January 2014

Quilvest adds three institutional mandates as part of $1.5bn capital raise in 2013

Global wealth manager Quilvest raised $1.3bn towards its private equity investment strategy in 2013, including mandates from two global sovereign wealth fund and one pension fund.

23 January 2014

Kaszek Ventures raises $135m for second fund

Uruguay-based venture capital firm Kaszek Ventures has raised $135m for its second fund.

14 January 2014

Darby Private Equity takes majority stake in Puerto Rico’s Acrecent Financial

Darby Private Equity, the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, has invested in Latin American commercial finance company Acrecent Financial Corporation for a majority control position.

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