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31 August 2011

Union Capital targets Latin American energy with Plane Tree deal

Geneva-based investment firm Union Capital Group (UCG) has agreed to acquire Plane Tree Capital, a London-based investment management firm focused on the energy sector in Latin America.

31 August 2011

Nexxus Capital tries Moda on for size

Nexxus Capital has taken a 49.79 per cent stake in Mexican shoe retailer Moda Holding, which operates 77 stores in under the Dorothy Gaynor, No Pienses Igual and Varanni brands.

31 August 2011

Chile toasts first wine private equity fund

A Santiago-based wine management and media company is launching the first wine private equity fund in Chile.

24 August 2011

Brazil’s Pátria closes infrastructure fund on $1.155bn

Brazilian infrastructure investor Pátria Investimentos has closed its P2 Brasil Private Infrastructure Fund II on $1.155bn, exceeding its $1bn target, giving the vehicle the go-ahead to make control-oriented investments in rapidly-growing infrastructure sectors in Brazil.

19 August 2011

Advent International backs Argentina’s Laboratoria LKM

Advent International is to make a strategic investment in Laboratorio LKM, a specialty pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Argentina.

12 August 2011

DLJ spins out from Credit Suisse

DLJ South American Partners, the Latin America-focused firm established in 2006 by Credit Suisse's Alternative Investments arm, is to spin out once its buy-out investment periods expire.

9 August 2011

GP Investments secures majority steak in Fogo de Chão

Latin American buy-out house GP Investments has acquired the remaining 65 per cent stake in Fogo de Chão Churrascaria, the Brazilian steakhouse group.

2 August 2011

Brazil’s Banco Votorantim on fundraising trail for renewable energy private equity funds

Banco Votorantim, the financial unit of Latin American industrial group Votorantim Group, will look to raise $768m across three renewable energy-focused private equity funds.

25 July 2011

Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst lead $112m investment in Airbnb

Venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst alongside Digital Sky Technologies have participated in a financing round for Airbnb, which connects people with private accommodation with travellers looking for a place to stay.

18 July 2011

Starwood heads to Brazil with real estate investment

Global investment group Starwood Capital has agreed to acquire a 33.3 per cent stake in real estate business Brazil MRV Log for BRL250m ($159m), according to reports.

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