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15 June 2015

BlackRock to buy Mexican infrastructure fund said to be linked to scandal

mexico_flag_170sq BlackRock is to buy a Mexican infrastructure investment fund that was behind projects of a contractor named in a scandal that has been involved the country's president, Enrique Pena Nieto, according to Reuters and other media organisations.

12 June 2015

Amadeus Capital Partners leads $7m Series C round of online Brazil biz

brazil The global Digital Prosperity Fund of Amadeus Capital Partners, a London-based technology investment firm, was the lead investor in a $7 Series C investment round of what Amadeus says is "Brazil’s largest online classroom", Descomplica.

10 June 2015

Thomas H Lee-backed Brazilian steakhouse looks to raise up to $80m in Nasdaq IPO

steak meat Private equity-backed Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao has revealed it plans to raise up to $80m through its upcoming Nasdaq IPO after pricing shares between $16 and $18 each. The company, which Thomas H Lee Partners bought into through a $400m deal in 2012, specialises in fire-roasting meats using the centuries-old southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco.[...]

9 June 2015

Actis bets on LatAm, with office in Mexico City

Ribbon Cutting2 Actis, a London-based, emerging market investment specialist which had its origins as a Commonwealth Development Corporation entity more than 10 years ago, has opened an office in Mexico City, as it prepares to "capitalise on the many opportunities" it says exist in the region.

5 June 2015

AltAssets LP Summit: Emerging markets can deliver, but better performance data needed $

Vivina Berla in Colour Development finance institutions have been the major supporters of the fledgling emerging market private equity industry, in part because other investors, lacking solid and reliable results data, remain wary, delegates to AltAssets’ Limited Partner Summit in London this week were told.

2 June 2015

HIG looking to raise $685m for Brazil, LatAm fund

Brazil HIG Capital has launched a Brazil and Latin America dedicated fund with a $685m target, AltAssets can reveal.

1 June 2015

Nexxus Capital grabs stake in Latin American, Spanish IT services business AGS Nasoft

server cable IT Mexican private equity firm Nexxus Capital has bought a 28.6 per cent stake in Spanish and Latin American IT services company AGS Nasoft.

29 May 2015

GIC buys $509m stake in Brazilian hospital chain, a month after Carlyle

doctors-operate_sq Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC has purchased a stake in Brazilian hospital chain Rede D’Or in a $509m deal.

18 May 2015

Linzor closes third Latin America Fund on $621m hard cap

sunshine-1377701-m Latin America-focused Linzor Capital Partners has closed its third fund on its $621m hard cap, after less than six months in the market.

18 May 2015

Linzor hits $600m target for third Latin America fund

money-1035681-m Latin America-focused Linzor Capital Partners has hit the $600m target for its third private equity fund, AltAssets can reveal.

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