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15 March 2013

KKR-led group only remaining bidder for Vivendi’s GVT after DirecTV drops out

US satellite TV group DirecTV decided to pull out of the bidding process for Vivendi’s Brazilian phone unit GVT, leaving a consortium led by buyout majors KKR and Apax as the only suitor.

8 March 2013

3i seals second Brazil investment with Óticas Carol deal

sunglasses UK-based private equity firm 3i Group has led a consortium in a BRL108m (£36.4m) investment in Brazilian glasses seller Óticas Carol.

7 March 2013

Alta Ventures Mexico hires Advent Latin American veteran for Peru, Colombia push

Diego Serebrisky Alta Ventures Mexico has continued expanding its team after closing its $70m debut fund by hiring Diego Serebisky from Advent International as a managing director.

6 March 2013

Paul Capital picks up 18% stake in Brazilian venture fund Ideiasnet FIP 1

Secondaries-focused private equity firm Paul Capital has paid about $40m for a stake in a fund managed by listed Brazilian venture capital firm Ideiasnet.

6 March 2013

Peru’s Nexus Group targets $600m in swift return to fundraising $

Peruvian flag Peruvian private equity firm Nexus Group is hoping to almost double its debut fundraise after launching a $600m-targeting second fund.

6 March 2013

Latin America’s private equity industry hits five-year investment high $

Private equity and venture capital firms committed $7.9bn to investments in Latin America in 2012, representing a five-year high and a 21 per cent increase over 2011, according to the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

28 February 2013

Carlyle-backed China Fishery acquires Peruvian fishing group

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Carlyle-backed fishing business China Fishery has expanded its presence in Peru by acquiring its local peer Copeinca for $555.8m.

28 February 2013

IFC names Jean Philippe Prosper as VP of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

Development finance group IFC has named Jean Philippe Prosper as vice president of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, where he will oversee IFC’s investment and advisory services operations in 79 countries.

27 February 2013

Apollo explores private sale for Evertec after IPO filing

US private equity firm Apollo Global Management is now exploring a potential sale for portfolio company Evertec, shortly after the Puerto Rico-based transaction processing business filed for a $100m IPO.

26 February 2013

Brazilian infrastructure investor Mantiq Investimentos targets $500m for latest fund

Mantiq Investimentos, which spun out of Banco Santander Brasil in 2011, will look for international investors to back its latest fund, a generalist infrastructure vehicle.

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