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9 May 2012

Pegasus backs Pure Biofuels de Perú MBO

Pegasus Capital Advisors has made its first investment into Peru by backing the management buyout of Pure Biofuels de Perú.

9 May 2012

UCG Investments looks to Lima as it opens Peruvian office

Latin America-focused UCG Investments has expanded its presence on the continent by opening an office in the Peruvian capital Lima.

1 May 2012

Brazil turnaround firm Laep leads consortium bidding for power company Celpa

Brazilian-focused private equity firm Laep looks set to head a consortium of local and international investors in buying out the country’s debt-riddled power distributor Celpa.

30 April 2012

Virgin sets sights on South American expansion thanks to $26.5m venture funding

ePlanet Capital portfolio company Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA) has picked up $26.5m of new equity funding as it sets its sights on Chilean expansion.

25 April 2012

Mexico’s WAMEX wraps up second fund on $160m

news_mexico_lrg Mexican buyout firm WAMEX has closed its second growth equity vehicle on $160m, ending a protracted fundraising process that lasted for almost three years.

25 April 2012

JC Flowers-backed BTG Pactual raises $1.96bn through IPO

news_stockprices_lrg Private equity-backed Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual has raised $1.96bn in the country’s largest IPO in two and a half years.

20 April 2012

CPPIB buys €857m Atlantia Chilean motorway unit

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest investors in private equity and infrastructure, has agreed to buy a 49.99 per cent stake in Grupo Costanera, Italian motorway operator Atlantia's Chilean division, for around €857m.

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.

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