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13 November 2014

Bain, Apax in joint $8.8bn bid for part of Portugal Telecom

telecommunication-tower-1-1362830-m Private equity firms Bain Capital and Apax Partners have reportedly launched a bid worth just over €7.075bn ($8.8 billion) to buy the Portuguese operating business of Portugal Telecom from Brazil telecom company Oi.

11 November 2014

Warburg Pincus hires MD to São Paulo office

business-tie-602266-m Private equity major Warburg Pincus has hired former Piero Minardi as managing director in the São Paulo office.

6 November 2014

Advent collects $2.1bn for Latin America Fund VI

mexico-1244350-m US private equity firm Advent International has hit its sixth Latin America fund's hard cap of $2.1bn after less than six months.

4 November 2014

Macquarie launches Latin American development vehicle

south-america-976403-m Infrastructure investment giant Macquarie Capital is set to form the Macquarie Development Corporation to invest in pre-construction infrastructure projects in Latin America.

4 November 2014

Actis backs $100m Brazilian insurance brokerage buy-and-build

brazil flag Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has invested $100m to create a buy-and-build insurance brokerage platform in Brazil.

31 October 2014

Spark makes first Brazil deal through $41.7m injection in VivaReal

brazil-sao-paulo-2_sq US venture Capital Firm Spark Capital has completed its first deal in Brazil, leading $41.7m Series C financing round in real estate portal VivaReal.

10 October 2014

Latin American LPs plan investment increase $

Money More than 60 per cent of Latin America-based LPs are planning to increase their allocations to the asset class in the coming year according to the annual Latin American Private Equity Survey from Coller Capital and regional industry group LAVCA.

10 October 2014

SFERS selects two private equity funds for $90m of new commitments

san francisco tram_sq The $20.1bn San Francisco City & County Employees’ Retirement System has revealed another $90m of private equity fund commitments.

10 October 2014

Québec’s Caisse to pour $500m in Mexican real estate via new partnership

ciudad-de-mexico-df-722087-m Pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has partnered up with real estate private equity firm Black Creek to form a new Mexican real estate investment platform.

2 October 2014

Blackstone-backed Pátria pulls in $111m for Brazil real estate fund $

beach-1392670-m Brazilian investment firm Pátria has pulled in $111m for its third real estate fund.

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