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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.

11 December 2012

Quadrant Capital stumps up half of $65m Dafiti funding round

clothing-scarves_sq New York-based Quadrant Capital Advisors has put up almost half of a $65m investment in online Brazilian fashion retailer Dafiti.

11 December 2012

Latin American “rollercoaster” sees PE investment dip in 2012 $

Private equity and venture capital investment in Latin America reached $1.79bn in the first half of 2012, down 60 per cent from the same period in 2011.

11 December 2012

GTIS Partners grabs $67m for new mezzanine, private equity funds $

US and Brazil-focused real estate investment firm GTIS Partners has closed a pair of new funds totalling more than $67m targeting mezzanine and private equity deals.

6 December 2012

Ventura tables $54m bid for Mexico’s Maxcom Telecomunicaciones

mexico_flag_170sq Mexican private equity firm Ventura Capital has made an MXN700m ($54.2m) offer for phone, internet and TV provider Maxcom Telecomunicaciones.

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