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5 March 2012

Redpoint, eVentures to set up VC firm in Brazil

Silicon Valley growth investors Redpoint and eVentures have partnered to establish a venture capital firm in Brazil.

2 March 2012

Carlyle Group takes majority stake in Brazilian toy chain Ri Happy

The Carlyle Group has acquired an 85 per cent ownership in Brazil’s largest retail toy chain Ri Happy.

29 February 2012

Brazilian homebuilder Gafisa rejects private equity takeover bid

Sao Paulo and New York-listed luxury homebuilder Gafisa has rejected a takeover offer from Latin American private equity firms GP Investimentos and Equity International, according to a recent filing with CVM, the securities and exchange commission of Brazil.

29 February 2012

Skype founder’s venture firm makes first investment in Brazil

news_logo_skype_lrg Skype founder Niklas Zennström’s international venture capital firm has made its first two investments in Brazil following recent activity in other Latin American countries.

23 February 2012

Carlyle mulls sale of $500m stake in Brazilian insurance brokerp

Global private equity firm Carlyle could sell half of its stake in Brazilian health insurance broker Qualicorp, in a deal that could fetch around BRL850m ($500m).

23 February 2012

Emergence Capital Partners makes first Brazilian investment with online restaurant booking deal

Emergence Capital Partners has made its first investment in Brazil by leading a $3.2m financing round in Latin American online restaurant reservation platform Restorando.

17 February 2012

Mercapital eyes Brazilian denim maker Tavex

b Spanish mid-market private equity firm Mercapital has agreed to buy listed Brazilian jeanswear maker Tavex.

16 February 2012

Brazilian fund doubles up to meet institutional demand for green energyp

A Brazilian investment company is to double the size of its renewable energy fund as it aims to meet pension fund demand for the wind sector.

15 February 2012

Peterson Partners backs Brazilian cell phone mast company QMC Telecom

US private equity firm Peterson Partners has invested $4m in QMC Telecom International, a Brazilian-based developer of cell phone towers.

6 February 2012

Private equity investor Pantheon hires Latin America head

Pantheon_londono_l Private equity fund investor Pantheon has hired Jaime Londoño as principal and head of Latin American investments.

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