Carlyle targets BRL1bn for new Brazil-focused fund

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brazil flag 10_sqPrivate equity major Carlyle has reportedly launched a new Brazilian fund.

The Washington, DC-based firm is seeking BRL1bn ($445.4m) for fund, according to Brazil’s Valor PRO.

The vehicle is expected to hold a final close in the first half of this year and its backers including Brazilian pension fund Previ, said the report.

Carlyle has fully invested its previous Brazil-focused vehicle, which was closed on BRL360m in 2011.

Carlyle and peer KKR are reportedly in talks to acquire Brazilian education company AbrilEducação in a deal valuing it at up to BRL450m.

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