BankFacil Receives R$15m Series A (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Brazilian online lending startup BankFacil has received a R$15m series A-II round from new investor Kaszek Ventures and previous backers Redpoint e.ventures and Quona Capital. Read more

Gávea Sells Stake in Camil (em português)

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(Exame) Gávea Investimentos is said to have sold its minority stake in Camil, one of Brazil’s largest food producers, to Warburg Pincus. Read more

Petrobas to Sell 81% Stake in a Natural Gas Pipeline Network to Brookfield for US$6b

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(Bloomberg) Brazil’s troubled state-run oil company Petrobras is close to selling a 81 percent stake in a natural gas pipeline network in Brazil for nearly US$6b to a consortium led by Brookfield Asset Management Inc, said three people with direct knowledge of the matter. Read more

Lupeon Receives R$3.5m Investment

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(Baguete) Brazilian Lupeon Ventures received a R$3.5m investment from SP Ventures’ Fundo de Inovação Paulista. Read more

Brookfield Buys Controlling Stake in Three Partnerships from ACS

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(Reuters) Spanish construction company ACS sold a controlling stake of 50% of three Brazilian electric transmission partnerships to Brookfield. Read more

e.Bricks Ventures to Invest R$300m in Startups (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) e.Bricks Ventures is targeting R$300m for its second fund. Read more

Movile Invests R$13m in Brazilian Ticketing Startup Sympla

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(Baguete) Movile announced an investment of R$13m in ticket startup Sympla. Sympla is Brazil-based digital portal that allows users to create pages to sell tickets for events such as parties, shows, conferences, lectures and courses. Read more

Strider Closes US$3m Series A from Monashees, Qualcomm & Barn Investimentos

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(AG Funder News) Strider, a Belo Horizonte, Brazil cloud-based agriculture software tha thelps farmers track rainfall and monitor crop health, received US$3m in VC funding by Monashees Capital. Other investors included Qualcomm Ventures and Barn Investimentos. Read more

Ascenty Eyes USA IPO for 2016 (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Brazilian hosting and cloud computing services company Ascenty, a portfolio company of private equity firm Great Hill Partners, is eyeing a US$200m – US$250m IPO on the Nasdaq in 2016. Read more

InstaCarro Receives US$3.5m Seed Round (em português)

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(Exame) Brazilian startup InstaCarro, an online platform where users can sell used cars, has received a US$3.5m seed round from Lumia Capital, Tekton Ventures, FJLabs, and a group of angel investors. Read more