Insight Venture Partners Increases Share in Hotel Urbano (em português)

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(Exame) American investment fund, Insight Venture Partners, closed the purchase of a controlling stake in travel site Hotel Urbano, increasing its share in the company to 41%. Read more

BTG Pactual Is Seeking to Sell Stake in Hospital Chain

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(Bloomberg Business) Grupo BTG Pactual is trying to sell its remaining stake in Brazil’s biggest hospital chain as the bank seeks to shore up its cash holdings in the wake of Chairman Andre Esteves’s arrest, said two people with knowledge of the matter. Read more

Alothon Group Confirms Investment in Brazil’s Grupo MPR

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(Business Wire) Alothon Group LLC, a leading middle market private equity firm dedicated to Brazilian investments, confirmed today that its Alothon Fund III has completed the acquisition of a controlling interest in Grupo MPR. The main commercial activities of Grupo MPR are through its ownership of CNA, the leading Brazilian producer of alcohol-based cleaning products and related consumer goods, and of Alcohol Ferreira, a significant provider of industrial alcohol in the country. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more

Nexxus Capital acquires IRCC from International Meal Company Alimentação, S.A.

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(Press Release) The transaction includes La Mansión, Gino’s, Casa Ávila, Bistrot Mosaico and Champs Elysees. Read more

Lemann in Negotiates Million Dollar Investment in Movile

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(Exame) Brazilian mobile content business, Movile, is in negotiations with Innova fund, founded by Jorge Paulo Lemann, and Naspers for a US$100m investment. Read more

American Fund Negotiates Participation in Pague Menos (em português)

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(Exame) General Atlantic is in negotiations to buy a minority stake in pharmacy network, Pague Menos. With 800 stores and R4.4b turnover, Pague Menos should be valued at R$3.5b. Read more

South Ventures Completes New Investment in Brazilian Business (en español)

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(South Ventures) South Ventures’ SV Global Fund III makes third investment in Brazilian online fashion brand and technology company, Amaro. Read more

Totvs: Capital for Startups (em português)

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(Baguete) The Totvs Ventures, a fund of Totvs, invested in undisclosed amount in Brazil’s Startup accelerator investment fund, (FINEP). Read more

Fund Joins Fast-Food Chains in Holding with 330 Points (em português)

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(SBVC) Brazil’s G5 Evercore has announced the creation of Halipar Holding, which will merge restaurant chains Griletto, Montana, Jinjin and My Sandwich and give a 30% stake to the firm. Read more

Brookfield Nearly Closes Invepar Deal

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(PEHub) Creditors of Grupo OAS , the Brazilian engineering firm under creditor protection, have preliminary agreed to sell a 24.4 percent stake in infrastructure firm Invepar to Brookfield Asset Management Inc, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday. Read more