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9 October 2013

Nexxus Capital-backed Grupo Hotelero delays $250m IPO

?????????? Private equity-backed Mexican hotelier Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe has reportedly delayed its IPO planned for yesterday.

3 October 2013

Aqua Capital beats target for agribusiness and food fund

brazil-sao-paulo-2_sq Mid-market private equity firm Aqua Capital has closed its Agribusiness & Food Fund ahead of its $150m target.

30 September 2013

Multinational agri-giant Continental Grain eyes $400m for LatAm private equity fundp

corn_170.sq_ The private equity arm of multinational agriculture giant the Continental Grain Company (CGC) is targeting $400m for a new buyout vehicle aimed at investments in Latin America.

30 September 2013

Ventura Capital Privado buys into Mexican telecoms provider Maxcom

Mexican private equity firm Ventura Capital Privado has acquired 44.69 per cent of the outstanding stock of niche telecommunications provider Maxcom.

27 September 2013

Alta Growth Capital fundraising slows following powerful start to Fund IIp

mexico_flag_170sq Mexican mid-market private equity firm Alta Growth Capital has registered another $6m towards its second buyout fund, putting it less than $20m from raising its biggest-ever vehicle.

23 September 2013

The Dafiti Group secures $70m from Ontario Teachers

The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has backed The Dafiti Group with $70m, which is the largest investment received by the Latin American fashion e-commerce company.

20 September 2013

Latin America fundraising boom likely to continue into 2014p

Latin America-focused private equity fund raised $3.8bn in H1 2013 compared to $1.89bn in the same period in 2012, with fundraising totals will likely increase in 2014 when the larger firms go to market.

11 September 2013

Franklin Templeton buyout arm Darby invests in Uruguay’s Grupo Bioerix

life science test tube_sq Franklin Templeton Investments’ buyout arm Darby Private Equity has completed an investment in Uruguayan healthcare product supplier Grupo Bioerix through its second Latin American Mezzanine Fund.

10 September 2013

Latin America fundraising remains subdued amid strong capital reservesp

Fundraising remains subdued in Latin America as private equity firms focus on investing their existing commitments, new research has shown.

10 September 2013

HIG Capital buys stake in Brazilian advertising business Eletromidia

Global buyout house HIG Capital has bought a stake in out-of-home advertising business Eletromidia through its Brazilian affiliate.

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