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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.

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.

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