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18 October 2012

Alta Growth Capital banks $50m of commitments for second Mexican PE fund $

Alta-Growth-Capital-Mexico Mexican mid-market investor Alta Growth Capital is close to overtaking the size of its maiden private equity fund just months into raising its follow-up vehicle.

16 October 2012

Apax could buy Brazilian furniture-maker stake from BTG Pactual PE

Apax Partners is eyeing a 25 per cent stake in Brazilian furniture and clothing retailer Leader Participacoes currently held by the private equity arm of Grupo BTG Pactual.

5 October 2012

PineBridge raises $209m for Mexico fund of funds

mexico_flag_170sq Multi-asset class investment manager PineBridge Investments has held the second close of its Mexico-focused fund of funds on $209m, through the CKD structure.

3 October 2012

Intel Capital announces 10 tech investments, 5 in Asia

Corporate venture capital group Intel Capital has announced investments in ten technology companies totalling approximately $40m.

2 October 2012

Thiel makes first Brazil deal with furniture supplier Oppa.com

São Paulo-based Oppa.com.br has has raised a total of $13m from investors including Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Monashees Capital, Kaszek Ventures, Thrive Capital, and tech entrepreneur Micky Malka.

28 September 2012

Brazil’s private equity scene faces up to growing pains $

A developing private equity industry in Brazil looks set to continue its growth trajectory, despite a few speed bumps as it continues its path to maturity.

26 September 2012

Quilvest opens offices in São Paulo, Geneva

Global private equity investor Quilvest Group has opened two new offices, one in São Paulo, Brazil and another in Geneva, Switzerland.

20 September 2012

Redpoint e.ventures seals first Brazil deal with Minuto Seguro investment

Brazil’s biggest early stage venture fund Redpoint e.ventures has made its first Brazilian investment by backing online insurance broker Minuto Seguro.

18 September 2012

Market entry for Latin America divides investor opinion $

The presence of brand names such as KKR, Blackstone, Providence Equity Partners, Silver Lake and 3i already on the ground in Latin America has helped give confidence to investors considering market entry.

13 September 2012

Carlyle buys 60% stake in Brazilian furniture retailer Tok&Stok

tokstok_sq Nasdaq-listed buyout giant Carlyle has bought a 60 per cent stake in Tok&Stok, Brazil’s largest specialty furniture retailer by sales, from the founding Dubrule family.

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