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31 October 2011

GP spin-off BRZ plans $295m infra fund

Sao Paulo-based asset manager BRZ Investimentos plans to secure commitments of at least BRL650m ($388m) for two investment vehicles.

27 October 2011

Spain’s Mercapital to open Bogotá office

European private equity firm Mercapital plans to open an office in Bogota within the next four months, becoming the first Spanish buy-out firm to set up shop in Colombia.

21 October 2011

Advent International opens office in Bogotá

Global buy-out firm Advent International has extended its presence in Latin America by opening its fourth office in the region, this time in Bogotá, Colombia.

17 October 2011

Vision sells Brazilian polyester film producer for $188m

London-based private equity firm Vision Capital has agreed to exit its stake in Brazilian polyester film manufacturer Terphane to Tredegar, the New York-listed plastic film and aluminium extrusion producer, for $188m.

5 October 2011

Neuberger Berman opens Buenos Aires office

US asset manager Neuberger Berman (NB) has opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the firm’s first in Latin America.

30 September 2011

Private equity investors eye $500m Visa Argentina sale

Global buy-out houses General Atlantic, Advent International and Apollo Global Management are reported to be among a list of potential bidders for the Argentinian arm of payments processing giant Visa.

21 September 2011

Banco do Brasil to launch renewable energy fund

A private equity fund is set to be launched by Banco do Brasil and will look to raise $555m to invest in renewable energy projects.

14 September 2011

Latin America sees fundraising surge

Private equity and venture capital fundraising for Latin America surged during the first half of this year, with 14 funds raising a total of $4.9bn.

9 September 2011

Hamilton Lane to open office in Brazil

Global asset management firm Hamilton Lane has announced plans to open an office in Rio de Janeiro, and has hired Ricardo Fernandez Silva Jr and Filipe Caldas as vice presidents to help increase the firm’s presence in the country.

6 September 2011

Aureos makes play for Mexican toy company Handell

London-based emerging markets investor Aureos Capital has acquired a majority stake in Handell, a Mexican company which specialises in importing and distributing global toy brands in the country.

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