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31 July 2015

Northgate backs Latin America-focused satellite communications company Elara

antenna-510871_1280 Northgate Capital has picked up a majority stake in Latin American satellite telecommunications business Elara Communications which could see it invest up to $38m in the company.

17 July 2015

Singapore’s GIC to pay $41.9m for 35% stake in Brazil shopping mall

Via Parque Shopping Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, GIC, is to pay S$56.9m ($41.9m) for a 35 per cent stake in a Rio de Janeiro shopping mall.

14 July 2015

Advent pays $343m for 30% stake in LatAm loyalty points business LifeMiles

money-256314_1280 Global buyout house Advent International has picked up a 30 per cent stake in Latin America-focused loyalty points business LifeMiles from parent company Avianca Holdings in a $343m deal.

7 July 2015

LPs cautious about LatAm due to geopolitical issues according to MVision exec $

foz-do-iguacu-221272_640 Despite a strong local investor base, LPs looking to Latin America are more cautious about timing due to geopolitical issues according to MVision CEO Mounir Guen.

7 July 2015

Mexican private equity trust to invest $146m in Mexican infrastructure: report

mexico_flag_170sq A private equity trust aimed at investing in Mexican infrastructure projects is to invest some $146m "over the next couple of years", it is being reported.

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.

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