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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

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

5 September 2013

Actis plans to raise Brazil-focused energy fund

UK emerging markets private equity investor Actis is to raise BRL385m ($163m) for its latest Brazil-focused energy fund.

21 August 2013

Brazilian infrastructure investor P2Brasil seeks $1bn for new fund

brazil flag 10_sq Infrastructure-focused private equity investor P2Brasil is reportedly raising a new fund.

20 August 2013

TPG-backed Brazilian airline Azul cancels IPO

Azul-Linhas-Aereas Private equity-backed Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has cancelled plans for an IPO due to adverse market conditions. The company left the door open for a public listing in the future, however, by saying that it could float when conditions improve. In May this year it was reported that Azul, which is part-owned by[...]

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