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12 November 2012

3i looks to launch $500m Brazil fund in 2013

brazil-sao-paulo-2_sq 3i is reportedly looking to launch a $500m fund in Brazil next year, marking one of the FTSE 250-listed firm’s first efforts to expand amid a radical strategy overhaul.

12 November 2012

Southern Bridge Capital raises $150m Latin America real estate fund

house-real-estate-dollar Southern Bridge Capital has closed its SBC Latin America Housing Fund on $150m on its hard cap.

12 November 2012

Conduit, CAF invest in Latin American solar energy projects

Energy-focused private equity firm Conduit Capital Partners has invested in the Tacna and Panamericana solar projects in southern Peru.

12 November 2012

Brazil’s Vox Capital receives $4m MIF fund investment

Brazilian venture capital firm Vox Capital has received a $4m equity investment from the Multilateral Investment Fund, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group.

2 November 2012

Wellcome Trust takes fresh approach to emerging markets PE $

nick-moakes_sq The limited time horizons of traditional fund structures and the need for flexibility for vehicles to invest in both private and public markets has led the Wellcome Trust to take a fresh approach to investing in private equity in Africa and other emerging regions.

1 November 2012

Spanish fund of funds Altamar sells stake to Chilean investors

Spanish fund of funds manager Altamar Private Equity has sold a 20 per cent stake of its holding company to Chilean financial institutions LarrainVial and Consorcio Nacional de Seguro.

24 October 2012

Advent hires former Sanford exec to lead Bogotá office

advent_sq Advent International has hired former Sanford executive Mauricio Salgar as a managing director and head of the global buyout giant’s office in Bogotá, Colombia.

22 October 2012

Private equity in danger of outgrowing the asset class $

quilvest_abouchalache_170sq Private equity’s emerging managers offer more of more accurate reflection of the industry as it was originally conceived, according to global private equity investor Quilvest.

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.

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