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18 March 2011

Macquarie acquires Mexican wind plant

An equity consortium led by Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund andMexican soft drink company Fomento Económico Mexicano has acquired a 396MW late-stage wind energy project in the south-east of the state of Oaxaca in Mexico from subsidiaries of clean energy group Preneal for a transaction enterprise value of approximately $89m.

14 March 2011

Carlyle partners with Credicorp for Peruvian opportunities, to set up Lima office

US private equity firm Carlyle has formed a joint venture with Peruvian financial group Credicorp, and is to set up a base in the country.

7 March 2011

Advent’s IMC restaurant chain raises $250m in IPO

International Meal Company, a Brazilian restaurant operator backed by Boston private equity firm Advent International, has raised nearly $250m in an IPO.

18 February 2011

Private equity investment in emerging markets rebounds by 30 per cent

Emerging markets have seen a 30 per cent increase in capital invested in 2010, according to the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA).

2 February 2011

Mexican firm Nexxus Capital reaches $70m first close for fifth fund

Mexican private equity firm Nexxus Capital has held a first close for its fifth fund, just months after closing its fourth on $220m.

18 January 2011

Aureos invests in Philippines medical group

UK emerging markets investor Aureos has made an investment in the Daniel O Mercado Medical Center, a medical institution in the Philippines.

17 January 2011

Advent buys into Brazilian container port terminal

Boston-headquartered private equity firm Advent International is to acquire 50 per cent of Terminal de Conteineres de Paranagua (TCP), Brazil’s third-largest container port terminal.

7 January 2011

Partners Group expands into Brazil with Sao Paulo office

Swiss private equity firm Partners Group has opened its fourteenth office, in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, to support investments and the firm’s “growing” number of client relationships in the fast-growing Latin American economy.

7 January 2011

Aureos takes minority stake in Peru’s Condor Travel

Aureos Capital has acquired a 40 per cent interest in Peruvian tour operator Condor Travel as part of a management buy-out in which Sammy Niego, the company’s CEO, has increased his ownership to 51 per cent.

20 December 2010

First Reserve sells oil storage terminal for $1.36bn

Energy-focused private equity investor First Reserve has sold its 80 per cent stake in the Bahamas Oil Refining Company oil storage terminal (BORCO) to Buckeye Partners for $1.36bn.

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