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11 September 2013

Franklin Templeton buyout arm Darby invests in Uruguay’s Grupo Bioerix

life science test tube_sq Franklin Templeton Investments’ buyout arm Darby Private Equity has completed an investment in Uruguayan healthcare product supplier Grupo Bioerix through its second Latin American Mezzanine Fund.

10 September 2013

Latin America fundraising remains subdued amid strong capital reserves $

Fundraising remains subdued in Latin America as private equity firms focus on investing their existing commitments, new research has shown.

10 September 2013

HIG Capital buys stake in Brazilian advertising business Eletromidia

Global buyout house HIG Capital has bought a stake in out-of-home advertising business Eletromidia through its Brazilian affiliate.

5 September 2013

Actis plans to raise Brazil-focused energy fund

UK emerging markets private equity investor Actis is to raise BRL385m ($163m) for its latest Brazil-focused energy fund.

21 August 2013

Brazilian infrastructure investor P2Brasil seeks $1bn for new fund

Infrastructure-focused private equity investor P2Brasil is reportedly raising a new fund.

20 August 2013

TPG-backed Brazilian airline Azul cancels IPO

Azul-Linhas-Aereas Private equity-backed Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has cancelled plans for an IPO due to adverse market conditions. The company left the door open for a public listing in the future, however, by saying that it could float when conditions improve. In May this year it was reported that Azul, which is part-owned by[...]

20 August 2013

Franklin Templeton PE arm Darby hires Velarde to lead Latin America operations

Franklin Templeton Investments’ private equity arm Darby Overseas has hired Latin American buyout veteran Roberto Velarde as a managing director to lead its business in the region.

16 August 2013

Flybridge Capital backs Latin American restaurant reservation business Restorando

acurio-restaurantes-Peru Early-stage venture firm Flybridge Capital has helped more than quadruple the funding raised by online restaurant reservation business Restorando by leading a $13.3m Series B round.

7 August 2013

Brazilian investment group BTG Pactual sees profits fall in Q2

Brazilian investment group BTG Pactual saw profits fall 21 per cent in Q2 2013, revenue from its Principal Investments unit – comprising private equity and real estate - dropped.

6 August 2013

Renewables-focused Balam Fund I to launch with $87.5m $

mexico_flag_170sq Private equity vehicle Balham Fund I, which is jointly managed by private investment firms The Rohatyn Group and BK Partners, is set to launch with commitments of $87.5m, AltAssets has learned.

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