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29 March 2012

Morgan Stanley PE arm latest industry giant to bank on Brazil

south-america-map Morgan Stanley’s private equity arm is the latest big private equity firm to make a push into Brazil to tap into the burgeoning growth of the country.

29 March 2012

Carlyle Group begins Brazilian education drive with new non-profitp

Private equity powerhouse The Carlyle Group has launched a non-profit organisation aimed at improving the education of children in Brazil.

29 March 2012

HIG Capital ready for Brazilian blitz after eyeing two buy-outs

Miami-based private equity firm HIG Capital is understood to have made its first moves into Brazil by purchasing stakes in two mid-market consumer and industrial firms.

28 March 2012

Brilla Group launches first ever Colombian luxury hospitality fund

Miami-based private equity firm Brilla Group has launched the first fund dedicated to investing in the Colombian luxury hospitality sector.

27 March 2012

Abu Dhabi-backed Mubadala buys $2bn stake in Brazil’s EBX Group

b Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has made its biggest ever investment in Latin America by buying a $2bn stake in Brazil’s EBX Group.

27 March 2012

Leopard plans $75m Haiti fund as post-earthquake recovery continuesp

news_leopard_lrg Frontier markets investor Leopard Capital plans to raise a $75m fund to invest in Haiti as the country continues its recovery following a devastating 2010 earthquake.

22 March 2012

Latin America booming through limitations in other emerging marketsp

south-america-map Latin America is becoming a powerhouse of private equity as it lacks China’s opacity, India’s over-regulation and Russia’s corruption, the head of the regions private equity body LAVCA has said.

21 March 2012

Scramble to emulate Brazil successes boosts South American fundraisingp

Private equity firms swarming into Brazil on the back of others’ successes caused a record $10.3bn of fundraising in South America in 2011.

19 March 2012

Argentinian biofuel company Keclon nets seed capital

argentina_lrg Argentina-based biodiesel technology developer Keclon has completed its seed financing round.

15 March 2012

Morgan Stanley ready to invest in Mexican energy sector

Morgan Stanley’s private equity arm is ready to tap into the relatively untouched Mexican energy market after hiring the former director general of Petróleos Mexicanos as an advisor.

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