ABVCAP Announces Fernando Borges of Carlyle New President (em português)

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(Press Release) Fernando Borges, Managing Director and “Co-head” of the Carlyle Group private equity operations in Brazil and in South America, has just been elected new president of the Brazilian Association of Private Equity & Venture Capital (ABVCAP), for the term of two years (2014-2016). Read more

Saeed Amidi’s Global Accelerator Network Plug And Play Expands To Brazil

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(TechCrunch) The warp and weft of Saeed Amidi’s family story – transitioning from Iranian immigrants fleeing revolution in the 1970s to running a multi-million-dollar global family office and a vast technology accelerator network – is one that could only have been woven in Silicon Valley. Read more

OQVestir Receives Third Round of Investments from TMG Capital (em português)

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(Startupi) OQVestir, the leading online store for female luxury fashion, received its third investment of US$30m in a round that included funding from TMG Capital. Previous rounds included investments from Kaszek Ventures and Tiger Global. The objective of the new round is to continue with its plans for expansion. Read more

Singapore’s GIC Opens Sao Paulo Office

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(Pensions & Investments) Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Ltd. officially opened an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday. Read more

A5 Internet Invests $US5m in E2E

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(Press Release) A5 Internet Investments, an investment company in web business headed by entrepreneur Paul Humberg, has just made a contribution of US$5m to e-commerce fashion platform, E2E. Read more

Project A Ventures Invests R$800k in Intelipost (em português)

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(Startupi) The Project A Ventures today announced its 5th investment in Brazil. The company that received the contribution of R$800k was Intelipost, a new startup that provides business e-commerce software. Read more

Siguler Guff & Company Closes Third BRIC Opportunities Fund

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(PRNewswire) Siguler Guff & Company, a multi-strategy private equity investment firm with over US$10b of AUM, announced that it has closed its most recent fund, the Siguler Guff BRIC Opportunities Fund, bringing total capital raised for its emerging markets strategy to approximately US$650m during this fundraising cycle. Read more

H.I.G. Capital Invests in a Leading Managed Print Services Company in Rio de Janeiro

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(Businesswire) H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private investment firm, announced that its Brazilian affiliate has made a significant investment in Office Total, a leading Brazilian Managed Print Services provider. Read more

KKR Buys Stake in Aceco TI, First Direct Investment in Brazil

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(Wall Street Journal) U.S. private-equity firm KKR announced its first direct investment in Brazil, buying a controlling stake in data-center firm Aceco TI. Read more

A5 Internet Invests R$3.5m in Brazilian Online Network Colab.re (em português)

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(Startupi) Colab.re, a social network that aims to encourage improvements to Brazilian cities, received an investment of R$3.5m from capital fund A5 Internet Investments. Read more