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13 May 2016

KKR mulls over new fund, local office in Mexico

teotihuacan-569925_640 Private equity major KKR is apparently looking to join the private equity surge in Mexico with plans for a new fund focused on the local market and new office based in the country.

10 May 2016

Blackrock planning first infrastructure fund focused on Latin America

brazil-sao-paulo-2_sq Global asset management firm Blackrock is reportedly planning to launch its first Latin America-dedicated private equity infrastructure fund this year.

6 May 2016

GP Investments expands beyond Brazil will Spice Private Equity purchase

africa-tanzania_sq Latin American buyout house GP Investments has acquired control of Switzerland-headquartered Spice Private Equity.

4 May 2016

Hamilton Lane promotes 14 to managing director

business-suit-690048_640 Global asset management firm Hamilton Lane has promoted 14 of its employees to managing director across its UK, US, Asia and South American offices.

3 May 2016

Actis exits remaining stake in Brazil’s XP Investimentos

brazil flag Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has agreed to sell off the remainder of its holding in Brazilian XP Investimentos to fellow PE investor General Atlantic.

26 April 2016

Advent buys Mexican agrichemicals business Viakem

field-196173_960_720 (1) Global private equity investor Advent International has agreed to buy Mexican crop-protection-chemicals producer Viakem SA.

21 April 2016

CrunchFund co-leads what’s dubbed largest funding for Mexican fintech startup

flag-815077_640 CrunchFund, the VC firm of TechCrunch's founder Michael Arrington, has co-led what it said to be largest capital funding for a fintech startup in Mexico to date - a $35m round for Kueski.

20 April 2016

GP Investments unit buys Kitchenware maker

chrome-kitchen-965576-m GP Investments Acquisition (GPIAC) has agreed to buy WKI Holding Company, the parent company of kitchenware maker World Kitchen in a $566m cash-and-stock deal.

15 April 2016

General Atlantic seeks to raise XP Investimentos stake to 49%

stock graph rise General Atlantic is reportedly looking to bump its 33 per cent stake in Brazilian brokerage XP Investimentos to 49 per cent.

14 April 2016

BTG Pactual’s PE arm offloads Leader Participações stake to Legion

Brazil The private equity subsidiary of Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual has reportedly sold its stake in debt-saddled retail company Leader Participações to Legion Holdings.

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