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6 March 2013

Latin America’s private equity industry hits five-year investment high $

Private equity and venture capital firms committed $7.9bn to investments in Latin America in 2012, representing a five-year high and a 21 per cent increase over 2011, according to the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

28 February 2013

Carlyle-backed China Fishery acquires Peruvian fishing group

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Carlyle-backed fishing business China Fishery has expanded its presence in Peru by acquiring its local peer Copeinca for $555.8m.

28 February 2013

IFC names Jean Philippe Prosper as VP of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

Development finance group IFC has named Jean Philippe Prosper as vice president of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, where he will oversee IFC’s investment and advisory services operations in 79 countries.

27 February 2013

Apollo explores private sale for Evertec after IPO filing

US private equity firm Apollo Global Management is now exploring a potential sale for portfolio company Evertec, shortly after the Puerto Rico-based transaction processing business filed for a $100m IPO.

26 February 2013

Brazilian infrastructure investor Mantiq Investimentos targets $500m for latest fund

Mantiq Investimentos, which spun out of Banco Santander Brasil in 2011, will look for international investors to back its latest fund, a generalist infrastructure vehicle.

19 February 2013

The Carlyle Group raises $308m to invest in Peru

peru The Carlyle Group is set to expand its presence in South America after tapping investors for $308m to invest in Peru.

19 February 2013

Emerging markets investor Actis boosts Latin America team

Private equity firm Actis has boosted its team in Latin America with the appointment of Sergio Brandao.

15 February 2013

Private equity-backed Lacteos Brazil files for bankruptcy protection

Brazilian private equity firm Laep Investment has reportedly seen portfolio company Lacteos Brazil file for bankruptcy protection amid slowing sales and rising costs at the company.

13 February 2013

Emerging markets investment manager Gramercy grows Latin America team

Emerging markets investment manager Gramercy has made several strategic hires to its Latin America private equity investment team.

8 February 2013

Latin American PE drive to continue in 2013 despite economic slowdowns $

Latin America’s strong economic performance is set to continue to drive private equity investments on the continent despite substantial slowdowns in several key economies.

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