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19 November 2015

Mexico’s IGNIA could hold Fund II second close by year end, exec says $

alvaro-rodriguez Mexican venture capital firm IGNIA could hold a second close for Fund II by the end of the year end as fundraising is going very well, firm managing partner Alvaro Rodriguez told AltAssets.

19 November 2015

Blackstone expanding Mexico operation, hires new senior advisor for country

flag-815077_1920 US private equity major Blackstone has hired Mexican restructuring advisory firm co-founder Isauro Alfaro as senior advisor to its team in the country. Alfaro, who co-launched Alfaro, Dávila y Ríos, will provide strategic counsel on investment opportunities in the Mexican market. Before founding ADR, he worked with Blackstone president Tony James as a managing director and[...]

12 November 2015

Low-income community-focused Elevar Equity seals $74m Fund III final close

children-306610_1280 Emerging markets low-income community-focused venture capital firm Elevar Equity has hit a $74m final close for its third fund.

10 November 2015

IGNIA raises $90m for Mexican investments in first close of Fund II

mexico Mexican social enterprise-focused venture capital firm IGNIA has completed a $90m first close of its second fund.

6 November 2015

Jaguar looks to exploit the troubled Brazilian market and seize long term opportunities $

Brazil Despite the macroeconomic problems and risks associated with Brazil and Latin America, Jaguar Growth Partners manging director Gary Garrabrant believes this is perfect time to seize the long term opportunities.

6 November 2015

Gavea, Apax looking to try on a piece of Brazilian clothing brand Alpargatas

shoes-842339_1280 Brazilian private equity firm Gávea Investimentos and European counterpart Apax Partners are said to be bidding for a stake in clothing and shoe maker Alpargatas.

5 November 2015

Macroeconomic woes affecting PE fundraising in Brazil $

images The recent macroeconomic slowdown in Brazil is setting back private equity activity in the country, making the fundraising environment more challenging, Nicolas Wollak, founder of Axxon Group told AltAssets.

29 October 2015

Currency at forefront of risks in developing countries dealmaking, LPs say $

dollars coins Currency risk plays a major role in deciding whether to support a private equity fund in an emerging market according to limited partners at the Private Equity in Emerging market conference.

29 October 2015

Monashees Capital invests $1.6m in popular LatAm dating app Kickoff

love-316640_1280 Brazilian venture capital firm Monashees Capital has backed leading Latin American dating app Kickoff with a $1.6m financing.

27 October 2015

Carlyle teams up with Vinci to invest in Brazilian Uniasselvi

brazil-881119_1280 Private equity major The Carlyle Group and Brazilian buyout firm Vinci Partners have agreed to buy distance-learning service Uniasselvi for BRL1.1bn ($282m).

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