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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.

17 April 2012

LPs bullish on Latin America markets outside of Brazil $

While LPs will continue to invest in Brazil, China and India, they also anticipate expanding into the less penetrated markets of Latin America outside of Brazil, as well as Southeast Asia, Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa.

13 April 2012

Vision Capital wraps up purchase of plastic film and packaging company Vitopel

news_film_lrg Vision Capital has bought out Latin American plastic film and packaging company Vitopel from funds managed by DLJ and JP Morgan.

13 April 2012

Emerging markets threaten to lure LP commitments from established regions $

A considerable majority of global LPs have said they expect their private equity commitments to emerging markets to increase over the coming two years, while only 26 per cent of them said they planned to up their allocations to developed markets.

5 April 2012

Brazil’s private equity potential yet to be realised by outside investors $

south-america-map Private equity is yet to fully realise the possibilities of a booming Brazilian economy, despite a record $8.1bn of private equity fundraising taking place last year.

4 April 2012

JC Flowers to sell stake in BTG Pactual during flotation

Private equity firm JC Flowers is planning to sell its stake in Latin America’s largest independent investment bank when it floats later this month.

4 April 2012

Brazilian venture outfit Ideiasnet enjoys record revenues

Brazilian venture firm Ideiasnet has recorded the best results in its 12-year history following a change to its management.

2 April 2012

Conduit sells final stake in Peruvian gas pipeline to Odebracht

Latin American-focused private equity firm Conduit Capital Partners has exited its remaining interest in a Peruvian pipeline project which will bring natural gas to the impoverished south of the country.

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.

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