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21 April 2015

Thomas H Lee-backed steak chain Fogo de Chao files for IPO

steak-grill Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao has registered its interest in launching a public offering with the US securities regulator.

21 April 2015

HIG Capital expands Latin American advisors with Henri Penchas hire

brazil flag Global private equity firm HIG Capital has hired experienced Brazilian businessmen Henri Penchas to its Latin America advisory board to boost its dealmaking in the country.

16 April 2015

EI puts Mexican shopping centre manager Grupo Acosta in its trolley

download (9) Real estate investor Equity International has closed off a new investment in Mexico’s Grupo Acosta Verde, which develops and manages shopping centres across the country.

15 April 2015

KKR adds ex-Mexican Stock Exchange CEO Luis Téllez to gang of special advisers

Luis Tellez Listed US private equity giant KKR has named former Mexican Stock Exchange chairman and CEO Luis Téllez as one of it growing raft of senior advisers.

13 April 2015

GP Investments to pick up Brazilian utility unit in $325m deal

brazil flag Latin American alternative investment firm GP Investments is reportedly set to pick up a stake in the broadband operating arm of Brazilian telecommunications company Cemig SA.

9 April 2015

GP Investments to target $1.5bn across four new funds

Brazil Brazilian buyout major GP Investimentos is believed to readying itself for four new fundraises totalling more than $1.5bn.

8 April 2015

First Reserve’s Mexican petrol partnership pot at $1bn

money-jar-2-1003495-m Energy-focused private equity major First Reserve, together with Petroleos Mexicanos, has pulled in $1bn to invest in Mexican energy infrastructure.

7 April 2015

Aqua Capital aims to boost Brazilian wine culture with Grand Cru investment

wine-bottles-278764-m Latin American agribusiness, food and logisitics-focused private equity firm Aqua Capital has picked up a majority stake in Brazil's largest wine retailer, Grand Cru.

1 April 2015

Catterton adds Eton Park execs to manage $500m Latin America Fund

sugarloaf-1443203-m Catterton Partners has brought in a team of former executives from hedge fund manager Eton Park Capital Management to run its new Latin America fund, AltAssets understands.

27 March 2015

Blackrock, First Reserve join $900m Mexico gas pipeline deal

gas-pipes-370311-m Energy-focused private equity firm First Reserve has teamed up with BlackRock and energy company Petroleos Mexicanos to buy a 45 per cent stake in a Mexican natural gas pipeline project for $900m.

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