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13 February 2013

Emerging markets investment manager Gramercy grows Latin America team

Emerging markets investment manager Gramercy has made several strategic hires to its Latin America private equity investment team.

8 February 2013

Latin American PE drive to continue in 2013 despite economic slowdowns $

Latin America’s strong economic performance is set to continue to drive private equity investments on the continent despite substantial slowdowns in several key economies.

7 February 2013

Apollo-backed Evertec files for $100m IPO

Apollo Global Management-backed payment processor Evertec has filed for a $100m IPO two years after being bought into by the private equity firm.

7 February 2013

Gávea Investimentos raises $503m Brazilian credit fund

Brazilian private equity investor Gávea Investimentos has raised a BRL$1bn ($503m) credit fund to help smaller companies in the country gain access to finance.

1 February 2013

WAMEX invests $32m in Mexican pharmaceutical company Productos Medix

Mexico City based-WAMEX Private Equity has invested $32m into pharmaceutical company Productos Medix.

31 January 2013

KKR, Apax partner for Vivendi’s Brazilian phone unit GVT

brazil-sao-paulo-2_sq Global buyout firms including KKR and Apax Partners are reportedly teaming up to bid for Vivendi’s GVT phone division in Brazil, which the French media giant is hoping will fetch as much as €8bn.

29 January 2013

Peru, Colombia-focused Altra beats $300m target for second fund

MauricioCamargo_01_sq Altra Investments, the Peru and Colombia-based buyout firm co-founded by the former head of McKinsey’s Bogotá office, has closed its second fund above target with commitments of $355.8m.

23 January 2013

Blackstone partners with ex-Iberdrola Renewables team for energy JV

New York-listed buyout giant Blackstone has partnered with a team led by the former head of Iberdrola Renewables to create Fisterra Energy, which will identify, construct and operate power projects in markets with capacity or transmission shortfalls.

16 January 2013

KKR hires McKinsey consultant to front Brazilian private equity push

Jorge Fergie KKR US private equity giant KKR has reportedly hired senior McKinsey consultant Jorge Fergie to strengthen its push into Latin America.

14 January 2013

JC Flowers eyes partial exit from Brazilian banking group BTG Pactual

Global financial services-focused buyout house JC Flowers is reportedly looking sell 40 per cent of its stake in listed Brazilian banking group BTG Pactual.

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