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22 July 2016

500 Startups to build upon 500 Luchadores success with second Latin America fund

mexican-1224725_640 Venture capital major 500 Startups is following on the success of its 500 Luchadores investment platform, with a second Latin America-dedicated pool and is seeking four times more money.

15 July 2016

Blue Road harvests $433m for biggest Americas’ first-time agri fund with well-filled co-investment book

straw-bales-726977_640 Agriculture and commodities-focused private equity investor Blue Road Capital, launched by ex-Ospraie partner John Duryea, has held a $433m final close for its new fund.

14 July 2016

Carlyle looks to offload Brazil lingerie business after debt restructuring

scalina Carlyle is reportedly in talks to sell its stake in Brazilian lingerie maker Scalina to peer Lupo after having to restructure the company's debt amid the company's faltering economy.

4 July 2016

Colombia’s Tribeca to reap 6.2x return from Petrolatina stake sale

oil-775063-m Colombian private equity firm Tribeca Asset Management is expected to score around 6.2-times investment multiple from its exit of Petrolatina Energy.

4 July 2016

Carlyle taps Peru Fund to back train operator Inca Rail

machu-picchu-43387_960_720 Global buyout house The Caryle Group has backed Peruvian tourist train operator Inca Rail.

29 June 2016

Understaffed LPs missing out on emerging market opportunities, Sarona exec says $

Vivina Berla in Colour Domestic LPs are finding good returns in emerging markets but international investors still shy away from committing, despite an increase in interest, according to Sarona Asset Management’s Vivina Berla.

23 June 2016

Pemex gives up another chuck of infra assets to First Reserve, after KKR deal

refinery-109025_640 Mexico's state-owned oil group Pemex has reportedly agreed to sell off a further part of its infrastructure assets to private equity firm First Reserve, following a $1.2bn deal with KKR.

22 June 2016

Kaszek Ventures helps bring Brazil banking startup BankFacil financing to BRL25m

olympiad-in-brasil-1420476_1920 Brazilian online credit startup BankFacil has closed a new BRL15m ($4.3m) Series A financing round thanks to new capital from Kaszek Ventures and existing backers.

22 June 2016

Northgate Capital leads $28m investment in Mexico’s Extended Suites

home-461697_640 Private firm Northgate Capital has led a MXP530m ($28.4m) investment in Mexican hotel operator Grupo Estancias Extendidas (Extended Suites).

17 June 2016

KKR said to acquire infra assets of cash-starved Pemex for $1.2bn

rig-1061339_640 Global private equity major KKR will reportedly buy infrastructure assets of Mexico's Pemex for $1.2bn.

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