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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).

22 October 2015

Spice teams with Carlyle for Rede D’Or Brazilian hospital deal

pepper-630294_1920 Spice Private Equity has co-invested with The Carlyle Group to acquire a minority stake in Rede D’Or São Luiz, the largest private hospital operator in Brazil.

20 October 2015

Axxon group hits $400m hard cap close for third Brazil fund

brazil-875577_1280 Axxon Group has beaten the target for its third Brazil-focused private equity fund by holding a $400m hard cap final close for the vehicle.

13 October 2015

Rakuten leads $12m round for Spanish taxi app Cabify

taxi-890110_1920 Rakuten Ventures has led a $12m Series B financing round for taxi hire app Cabify, brining the total capital raised to date to $26.5m.

6 October 2015

Abraaj to up Mexico dealmaking with $191m of publically-traded PE certificates

skull-908790_1280 Global emerging markets investment heavyweight The Abraaj Group has closed the issuance of MXN3.2bn ($191m) of publically-traded Mexican private equity certificates to be used for dealmaking in the country.

5 October 2015

Brazil-based Pragma buys stake in Carlyle Euro Fund

Chile-based Moneda Asset Management has sold a stake in Carlyle European fund, AltAssets understands.

5 October 2015

Warburg won’t buy Brazilian bank’s shares

Brazil New York-based private equity firm Warburg Pincus will reportedly not buy anymore shares in Brazilian bank Banco Indusval SA, AltAssets understands.

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