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16 May 2012

Global private equity following Latin American lead to grow companies $

south-america-map Private equity investors around the globe are becoming more hands-on in their portfolio companies due to the benchmark set in Latin America, new research has suggested.

14 May 2012

Private equity profits help BTG Pactual almost double net revenue

b Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual has almost doubled its net revenue thanks to a 300 per cent boost from its private equity portfolio.

9 May 2012

Pegasus backs Pure Biofuels de Perú MBO

Pegasus Capital Advisors has made its first investment into Peru by backing the management buyout of Pure Biofuels de Perú.

9 May 2012

UCG Investments looks to Lima as it opens Peruvian office

Latin America-focused UCG Investments has expanded its presence on the continent by opening an office in the Peruvian capital Lima.

1 May 2012

Brazil turnaround firm Laep leads consortium bidding for power company Celpa

Brazilian-focused private equity firm Laep looks set to head a consortium of local and international investors in buying out the country’s debt-riddled power distributor Celpa.

30 April 2012

Virgin sets sights on South American expansion thanks to $26.5m venture funding

ePlanet Capital portfolio company Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA) has picked up $26.5m of new equity funding as it sets its sights on Chilean expansion.

25 April 2012

Mexico’s WAMEX wraps up second fund on $160m

news_mexico_lrg Mexican buyout firm WAMEX has closed its second growth equity vehicle on $160m, ending a protracted fundraising process that lasted for almost three years.

25 April 2012

JC Flowers-backed BTG Pactual raises $1.96bn through IPO

news_stockprices_lrg Private equity-backed Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual has raised $1.96bn in the country’s largest IPO in two and a half years.

20 April 2012

CPPIB buys €857m Atlantia Chilean motorway unit

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest investors in private equity and infrastructure, has agreed to buy a 49.99 per cent stake in Grupo Costanera, Italian motorway operator Atlantia's Chilean division, for around €857m.

17 April 2012

BTG Pactual chief’s insider trading could jeopardise JC Flowers stake sale $

JC Flowers’ plan to sell its stake in Latin America’s largest independent investment bank has been put in jeopardy after the portfolio company’s billionaire boss was fined €350,000 for insider trading.

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