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14 August 2015

Goldman Sachs offloads Colombian coal mining asset

mine-822947_640 Goldman Sachs has reportedly completed the divestment of it physical commodity assets by offloading Colombian coal mining division.

7 August 2015

Jive Investments trio prepare to ‘make lemonade’, as Brazil’s economy begins delivering lemons $

Guilherme Ferreira_5 When life gives you lemons, you probably ought to make lemonade, goes the old saying, more or less. And in fact, Brazil's climate would probably be well-suited for growing that particular citrus fruit.

4 August 2015

Investors pile into Brazil distressed asset fund of Jive Investments

brazil Investors looking to make the most out of what many view as a looming South American recession is being cited as one of the factors helping to make a new distressed-asset fund being raised by a local arm of Credit Suisse, and São Paulo-based Jive Investments Holding, reportedly the largest such fund ever raised in Brazil.

31 July 2015

Northgate backs Latin America-focused satellite communications company Elara

antenna-510871_1280 Northgate Capital has picked up a majority stake in Latin American satellite telecommunications business Elara Communications which could see it invest up to $38m in the company.

17 July 2015

Singapore’s GIC to pay $41.9m for 35% stake in Brazil shopping mall

Via Parque Shopping Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, GIC, is to pay S$56.9m ($41.9m) for a 35 per cent stake in a Rio de Janeiro shopping mall.

14 July 2015

Advent pays $343m for 30% stake in LatAm loyalty points business LifeMiles

money-256314_1280 Global buyout house Advent International has picked up a 30 per cent stake in Latin America-focused loyalty points business LifeMiles from parent company Avianca Holdings in a $343m deal.

7 July 2015

LPs cautious about LatAm due to geopolitical issues according to MVision exec $

foz-do-iguacu-221272_640 Despite a strong local investor base, LPs looking to Latin America are more cautious about timing due to geopolitical issues according to MVision CEO Mounir Guen.

7 July 2015

Mexican private equity trust to invest $146m in Mexican infrastructure: report

mexico_flag_170sq A private equity trust aimed at investing in Mexican infrastructure projects is to invest some $146m "over the next couple of years", it is being reported.

15 June 2015

BlackRock to buy Mexican infrastructure fund said to be linked to scandal

mexico_flag_170sq BlackRock is to buy a Mexican infrastructure investment fund that was behind projects of a contractor named in a scandal that has been involved the country's president, Enrique Pena Nieto, according to Reuters and other media organisations.

12 June 2015

Amadeus Capital Partners leads $7m Series C round of online Brazil biz

brazil The global Digital Prosperity Fund of Amadeus Capital Partners, a London-based technology investment firm, was the lead investor in a $7 Series C investment round of what Amadeus says is "Brazil’s largest online classroom", Descomplica.

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