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29 January 2013

Peru, Colombia-focused Altra beats $300m target for second fund

MauricioCamargo_01_sq Altra Investments, the Peru and Colombia-based buyout firm co-founded by the former head of McKinsey’s Bogotá office, has closed its second fund above target with commitments of $355.8m.

23 January 2013

Blackstone partners with ex-Iberdrola Renewables team for energy JV

New York-listed buyout giant Blackstone has partnered with a team led by the former head of Iberdrola Renewables to create Fisterra Energy, which will identify, construct and operate power projects in markets with capacity or transmission shortfalls.

16 January 2013

KKR hires McKinsey consultant to front Brazilian private equity push

Jorge Fergie KKR US private equity giant KKR has reportedly hired senior McKinsey consultant Jorge Fergie to strengthen its push into Latin America.

14 January 2013

JC Flowers eyes partial exit from Brazilian banking group BTG Pactual

Global financial services-focused buyout house JC Flowers is reportedly looking sell 40 per cent of its stake in listed Brazilian banking group BTG Pactual.

9 January 2013

EMPEA CEO Sarah Alexander leaves for Abraaj Group $

The Abraaj Group has named Sarah Alexander as a managing director following her announced exit from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, where she currently serves as president and CEO.

9 January 2013

Templeton fully divests 2005-vintage emerging markets fund

Templeton Emerging Markets Group has confirmed it has fully exited all 12 investments held in its Templeton Strategic Emerging Markets Fund II, which was launched in 2005.

13 December 2012

Emerging markets investor Gramercy launches Latin American private equity team $

Emerging markets investment manager Gramercy has formed a new Latin American private equity team co-led by the firm's regional head Gustavo Ferraro, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist David Britts.

13 December 2012

Cisco backs Brazilian VC Monashees Capital with $6m commitment

Global IT group Cisco has committed $6m to Brazilian venture capital firm Monashees Capital. The Sao Paulo-based firm focuses on internet and online education sectors.

12 December 2012

IFC eyes $200m closing in early 2013 for green fund of funds $

The IFC has revealed it hopes to hold a first closing of its green-focused fund of funds in early 2013 - on more than $200m.

12 December 2012

3i nears second Brazil buyout 12 months after debut deal

UK private equity firm 3i is nearing its second deal in Brazil, one year after inking its first transaction in the country.

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