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19 February 2014

Emerging markets disappoint LPs as capital proves slow to returnp

LPs have expressed a certain level of disappointment with their emerging market fund portfolios, particularly with regards to the pace of realisation.

19 February 2014

PE-backed Brazilian renewables company Renova Energia seeks share placing

Brazilian renewable energy developer Renova Energia is looking to raise $481m in a share placing, according to a securities filing.

18 February 2014

Cerberus in talks with bankrupt Brazilian shipbuilder OSX Brasil

Distressed private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is in discussions with Brazilian shipbuilder OSX Brasil over a potential investment.

12 February 2014

Carlyle, KKR in hunt for stake in $450m Brazilian education business Abril

book pages paper_sq US private equity firms Carlyle and KKR are reportedly in talks to buy Brazilian education company Abril Educação in a deal valuing the company at up to BRL450m ($187.5m).

10 February 2014

OGX secures $215m from creditors

Oleo & Gas Participacoes has reached an agreement with its creditors including Pacific Investment Management, which will provide capital to the oil and gas company.

6 February 2014

Canada’s CPPIB targets Latin American investment with São Paulo office

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is to open a new office in São Paulo, Brazil to focus on investment opportunities in Latin America.

3 February 2014

Alothon attracts $85m of commitments for new Latin America fundp

Latin America-focused private equity firm Alothon Group has picked up more than $85m towards a new buyout vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

31 January 2014

3i scraps Brazil fund plans, looks to cut presence in country

UK-listed private equity firm 3i has scrapped plans to raise a fund targeting Brazil and halted investment in the country after admitting the macroeconomic conditions were “not as we had planned for”.

31 January 2014

Goldman, Patria among firms looking to capitalise in telecom building boom in Brazil

telecoms6_sq Goldman Sachs, Patria Investimentos and other private equity firms are poised to capitalise on a telecommunications building boom in Brazil.

28 January 2014

IFC backs Dafiti Group with €15m investment

World Bank’s investment arm IFC has invested €15m in Latin American fashion e-commerce business The Dafiti Group.

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