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6 June 2013

Black River Asset Management raises $264.3m for Latin American fund $

Agricultural commodities trader Cargill’s hedge and private equity arm Black River Asset Management has raised $264.3m for its Latin American fund.

6 June 2013

Brazilian real estate group Gafisa to sell Alphaville to Blackstone, Patria Investimentos

Brazilian residential construction and real estate group Gafisa could sell its residential unit Alphaville Urbanismo to US investment group Blackstone and local private equity firm Patria Investimentos.

30 May 2013

Colombia’s Promotora exits Easy Solutions stake to Medina Capital

colombia_170sq Colombian venture capital firm Promotora Venture Capital has made its first exit in the IT sector by selling security software specialist Easy Solutions to fellow existing backer Medina Capital.

30 May 2013

Bain Capital’s Stephen Pagliuca says firm is eyeing Latin American fund

Stephen Pagliuca Bain Capital Bain Capital is reportedly set to become the latest private equity major to take the plunge into Latin America through a dedicated regional fund.

30 May 2013

IFC to invest $10m in emerging markets payments company Earthport

Emerging markets investor the IFC has agreed to invest $10m in Earthport, a cross-border payments service provider.

28 May 2013

TPG, Gavea-backed airline Azul Linhas plans $530m IPO

Azul Linhas Aereas Private equity-backed Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras is believed to be targeting BRL1.1bn ($536m) from an IPO as it looks to increase the size of its fleet.

13 May 2013

Brookfield closes second Brazilian timber fund on $270m $

Brookfield Asset Management’s second Brazilian timber fund has hit its $270m target after raising $150m five months, AltAssets has learned.

13 May 2013

Opengate Capital sues Thermo Fisher over Mexican plant sale

mexico_flag_170sq Opengate Capital Group has sued laboratory equipment maker Thermo Fisher for failing to inform it that a drug cartel was operating at a Mexican plant it sold to the private equity firm last year.

13 May 2013

Leopard kicks off Haiti fund investment by backing clean water company

Frontier investment firm Leopard Capital has made the first deal from its Haiti fund by providing equity for water kiosk company dloHaiti.

9 May 2013

Darby Private Equity invests in Brazil’s Alta Rail Technology

Emerging markets investor Darby Private Equity has invested $15m in Alta Rail Technology, a Brazilian supplier of railroad technology products and services.

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