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30 March 2012

Sarona agrees $1.5m of investments in Brazil and Haiti

Frontier and emerging markets investor Sarona Asset Management has announced $1.5m of investments in Brazil and Haiti.

30 March 2012

Equity International follows failed Gafisa takeover with Grupo Thá buy $

Emerging and frontier market investors Equity International (EI) has taken a stake in Brazilian homebuilder Grupo Thá.

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-profit $

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 continues $

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 markets $

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 fundraising $

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

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