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7 February 2013

Gávea Investimentos raises $503m Brazilian credit fund

Brazilian private equity investor Gávea Investimentos has raised a BRL$1bn ($503m) credit fund to help smaller companies in the country gain access to finance.

1 February 2013

WAMEX invests $32m in Mexican pharmaceutical company Productos Medix

Mexico City based-WAMEX Private Equity has invested $32m into pharmaceutical company Productos Medix.

31 January 2013

KKR, Apax partner for Vivendi’s Brazilian phone unit GVT

brazil-sao-paulo-2_sq Global buyout firms including KKR and Apax Partners are reportedly teaming up to bid for Vivendi’s GVT phone division in Brazil, which the French media giant is hoping will fetch as much as €8bn.

29 January 2013

Peru, Colombia-focused Altra beats $300m target for second fund

MauricioCamargo_01_sq Altra Investments, the Peru and Colombia-based buyout firm co-founded by the former head of McKinsey’s Bogotá office, has closed its second fund above target with commitments of $355.8m.

23 January 2013

Blackstone partners with ex-Iberdrola Renewables team for energy JV

New York-listed buyout giant Blackstone has partnered with a team led by the former head of Iberdrola Renewables to create Fisterra Energy, which will identify, construct and operate power projects in markets with capacity or transmission shortfalls.

16 January 2013

KKR hires McKinsey consultant to front Brazilian private equity push

Jorge Fergie KKR US private equity giant KKR has reportedly hired senior McKinsey consultant Jorge Fergie to strengthen its push into Latin America.

14 January 2013

JC Flowers eyes partial exit from Brazilian banking group BTG Pactual

Global financial services-focused buyout house JC Flowers is reportedly looking sell 40 per cent of its stake in listed Brazilian banking group BTG Pactual.

9 January 2013

EMPEA CEO Sarah Alexander leaves for Abraaj Group $

The Abraaj Group has named Sarah Alexander as a managing director following her announced exit from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, where she currently serves as president and CEO.

9 January 2013

Templeton fully divests 2005-vintage emerging markets fund

Templeton Emerging Markets Group has confirmed it has fully exited all 12 investments held in its Templeton Strategic Emerging Markets Fund II, which was launched in 2005.

13 December 2012

Emerging markets investor Gramercy launches Latin American private equity team $

Emerging markets investment manager Gramercy has formed a new Latin American private equity team co-led by the firm's regional head Gustavo Ferraro, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist David Britts.

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