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15 June 2011

Carlyle raises $1bn for South American investments

US private equity firm Carlyle has closed two funds collectively worth $1bn in equity to invest in growth and buy-out deals in Brazil and South America.

31 May 2011

Thomas H Lee invests $180m in First Bancorp

US private equity firm Thomas H Lee Partners is to take a 24.9 per cent stake in First BanCorp, the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico, for $180m.

27 May 2011

Nexus Group raises $320m for Peruvian private equity investments

Peruvian private equity group Nexus Group has held a first closing on its first fund NG Capital Partners I on $320m, exceeding the firm’s initial target of $250m.

26 May 2011

GE Capital sells Columbian banking stake

The investment arm of energy giant General Electric announced today that it has agreed to sell its 49.77 per cent stake in Columbian bank Banco Colpatria to its current joint venture partner Mercantil Colpatria, for an undisclosed amount.

24 May 2011

Carlyle cuts Triumph Group stake, plans South America fund

US private equity firm Carlyle is cut its stake in aerospace parts maker Triumph Group in a public offering of common stock.

20 May 2011

Actis picks up Guatamalan power assets from Gas Natural Fenosa

UK emerging markets investor Actis is to acquire a group of Guatamalan electricity transport and supply companies from multinational power company Gas Natural Fenosa.

11 May 2011

Mexican company ICA mulls airport operator sale

Mexican construction company ICA is considering selling its stake in airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) to private equity firm Advent International.

10 May 2011

Alta Growth Capital dips into marine oil distributor Bunker’s Group

Mexican private equity firm Alta Growth Capital has taken a minority stake in Bunker’s Group, a marine oil distributor based in the country.

4 May 2011

KKR, TPG eye up Brazilian talent

US private equity majors TPG and KKR are combing Brazil for senior personnel to lead the offices they are looking to set up in the country.

11 April 2011

3i drafts in Standard Bank PE team for new Brazil office

UK private equity firm 3i is to expand its presence in Brazil with the establishment of a new office in the fast-growing Latin American economy, and has drafted in a team of Standard Bank Private Equity professionals to run it.

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