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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.

25 March 2015

Advent snaps up Brazil’s education company FSG

Brazil Advent International has agreed a deal to buy Brazil-based private higher education company Faculdade da Serra Gaúcha (FSG).

24 March 2015

Latin America-focused Linzor registers $366m for Fund III

south-america-map Chile-based Linzor Capital Partners has pulled in $366m for its third Latin American private equity fund via 33 LPs, according to a filing with the US securities regulator.

19 March 2015

Acon backs home organisation product direct seller BetterWare de México

BetterWare Mid-market-focused private equity firm Acon Investments has bought into Mexican home organisation product direct seller BetterWare de México.

6 March 2015

IFC looking to commit $50m to GP’s Brazilian infrastructure fund

Brazil IFC, the investment arm of the World Bank, is eyeing a $50m investment to a Brazilian infrastructure fund.

3 March 2015

Colombia’s Tribeca soars to 22.9 per cent return from OTCA exit

plane-overhead-357020-m Colombia private equity firm Tribeca Management has made a 22.9 per cent IRR exiting Bogota Airport air cargo terminal operator OTCA.

2 March 2015

Buyout firms cautiously eye Brazilian hospital sector following change in law

hospital-bed-521961-m Private equity firms are said to be hunting for hospital and health clinic investment opportunities after the government recently decided to allow foreign ownership of those assets.

25 February 2015

Cordiant collects $350m for latest emerging markets loan fund

loan_lrg Emerging markets private debt firm Cordiant has held a $350m final close for its latest vehicle.

23 February 2015

Ribbit renews ContaAzul commitment by leading Valar-backed Series C

accounting tax calculator Ribbit Capital has renewed its commitment to Brazilian accounting and invoicing services business ContaAzul by leading a Series C financing round for the company.

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