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4 September 2015

Abraaj picking up commitments for second Latin America fund

globe-609225_1280 Global emerging markets investment major Abraaj is picking up capital for its second Latin America fund, AltAssets can reveal.

25 August 2015

Abraaj Group exits stake in Peru travel biz Condor to Carlyle

peru The Abraaj Group has sold its 40 per cent interest in a major Peruvian tour operator, Condor Travel, to the Carlyle Group, for an undisclosed amount.

24 August 2015

Ribbit Capital leads $7m GuiaBolso funding round

tree-frog-299886_1280 Ribbit Capital has led a $7m financing round for Brazilian personal finance management platform GuiaBolso.

24 August 2015

Australis looking to $200m first close for debut LatAM fund

ipanema-beach-99388_640 New York-based Australis Partners is reportedly closing in on a $200m first close for its debut Latin America-focused fund.

20 August 2015

Finaccess buys stake in Poland’s Amrest from Warburg

food6 Mexican buyout firm Finaccess Capital has purchased a stake in Polish restaurant chain Amrest, AltAssets understands.

18 August 2015

Carlyle takes 85% stake in Peruvian cash management biz Hermes

peru The Carlyle Group has acquired an 85 per cent stake in Hermes, a cash management company based in Lima, Peru, from Inversiones Centenario, Scotiabank and the Wiese and De Osma family groups, and plans to continue its growth.

17 August 2015

Carlyle agrees second Brazil deal of 2015 with $204m Tempo share buy

plumbing-585658_1280 Listed US private equity giant Carlyle has agreed a deal for Brazilian roadside and home assistance business Tempo Participações in a deal which could reach BRL718m ($204m).

14 August 2015

Goldman Sachs offloads Colombian coal mining asset

mine-822947_640 Goldman Sachs has reportedly completed the divestment of it physical commodity assets by offloading Colombian coal mining division.

7 August 2015

Jive Investments trio prepare to ‘make lemonade’, as Brazil’s economy begins delivering lemons $

Guilherme Ferreira_5 When life gives you lemons, you probably ought to make lemonade, goes the old saying, more or less. And in fact, Brazil's climate would probably be well-suited for growing that particular citrus fruit.

4 August 2015

Investors pile into Brazil distressed asset fund of Jive Investments

brazil Investors looking to make the most out of what many view as a looming South American recession is being cited as one of the factors helping to make a new distressed-asset fund being raised by a local arm of Credit Suisse, and São Paulo-based Jive Investments Holding, reportedly the largest such fund ever raised in Brazil.

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