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12 September 2012

LPs see Latin America gain ground on other emerging markets $

Three quarters of private equity LPs with Latin American private equity exposure see the region’s potential for economic growth and dealflow as attractive in comparison with other emerging markets, a new survey has found.

11 September 2012

Actis makes first investment from $3.5bn new fund $

cna_sq Actis has made a $68m investment in CNA, a provider of English language training in Brazil, marking the London-based emerging markets investor’s first investment from its new fund.

11 September 2012

Brazil Hospitality Group targets $200m for private equity fund

Hotel company Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG) has launched a private equity fund to invest in greenfield projects.

10 September 2012

Gaurav Garg joins Mercer as region leader for growth markets

Institutional investment consultant Mercer has appointed Gaurav Garg as region leader for growth markets, incorporating Mercer’s businesses in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

7 September 2012

Japan’s ORIX eyeing Brazil ahead of forthcoming World Cup, Olympics

football-soccer-pitch-goal Japanese investment giant ORIX is the latest firm seeking private equity opportunities in Brazil ahead of it hosting the football World Cup and Olympic Games.

6 September 2012

PE firms given Brazilian exits boost by UK company interest $

Private equity firms eyeing exits from their Brazilian investments have received a boost thanks to a surge in interest in the country from UK companies.

4 September 2012

Darby completes ProBanco fund divestment with Grupo Financiero Improsa sale

news_exit_sign_lrg Franklin Templeton Investments’ private equity arm has realised its last investment from its 1998 ProBanco Fund by selling Costa Rican financial institution Grupo Financiero Improsa.

4 September 2012

US, Canada M&A dips as Latin America strengthens $

In contrast to North America, where M&A activity slowed in the first half of the year, Central and South America saw deal volume and value increase.

4 September 2012

Goldman eyes Brazilian infrastructure boom ahead of World Cup, Olympics

road-night_sq Goldman Sachs is said to be banking on private equity returns of up to 35 per cent by investing in Brazilian infrastructure projects.

30 August 2012

Developed market appetite for Brazilian assets soars in first half $

brazil-sao-paulo-2_sq M&A activity in Brazil from acquirers in developed markets rose to a record high during the first half of the year, making it the only high-growth market apart from the CIS to report a rise in developed to high-growth market deals, according to KPMG.

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