Healthcare Start-up Makes Investment of US$5m (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) SaúdeControle, a platform for archiving and managing medical information for patients, received a US$5m investment from a US Fund. Read more

Ribbit Capital leads Series C round for ContaAzul

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(PEHub) ContaAzul, a provider of accounting and invoicing solutions for small businesses in Brazil, has secured Series C funding. No financial terms were disclosed. Ribbit Capital led the round with participation from Tiger Global Management, 500 Startups, Monashees Capital and Valar Ventures. Read more

Arlon Group Invests in Grano Alimentos S.A.

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(Press Release) Americas focused food and agriculture investment firm, Arlon Group (Arlon), announced that it has acquired a significant stake in Grano Alimentos S.A., based in Serafina Correa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Grano is a leading manufacturer of packaged frozen vegetable products, selling to food service, retail, private label and industrial clients throughout Brazil. As part of the investment, Charlie Conner and Bruno Silva have joined the Company’s board of directors as Arlon’s representatives. Read more

Gávea Exits Camisaria Colombo (em português)

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(Fusões e Aquisições) Brazilian retailer Camisaria will once again be controlled by brothers Álvaro and Paulo Maluf, the founding family of the business. The partners bought the participation of Gávea Investimentos, the investment firm founded by the Banco Central Arminio Fraga. Read more

Tarpon Buys Control of Abril Educação (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) One year after purchasing 19.19% of Abril Educação, Tarpon now holds 40.64% of the company. These two transactions required an investment of R$1.3b in addition to R$1.32b to pay remaining shareholders. In total Tarpon’s investment will likely reach R$2.6b. Read more

Rio Bravo Closes Round of R$240m to Invest in the Northeast (em português)

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(Fusões & Aquisições) Investment firm Rio Bravo, a pioneer in the North East where they have held an office since 2002,closed a third round of funding for investing in the region. The first round captured R$240m, though the final objective is to raise a total of R$400m. Read more

Southern Cross Group Acquires Control of Tópico (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Brazilian Storage Company, Tópico, sold the majority stake of its business to private equity fund Southern Cross Group. With this transaction, the fund now holds a 70% stake in the company. The company’s owner, Ricardo Vantini, reduced his stake from 50% to 30%, while the founding family Nautika – a company that merged with Tópico years ago – had sold its 50% of its stake and went out of business. Read more

Mercado Libre Invests in Ecommet (em português)

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(Startupi) Ecommet, a financial e-commerce software provider, is the fourth startup to receive an investment from Mercado Libre Commerce Fund (the investment arm of MercadoLivre startup group). The program designates a total of US$10m for the financing of startups that can best utilize the potential of the MercadoLivre platform from its APIs. Read more

99Taxis Receives New Investment (em português)

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(Startupi) 99 Táxis receives a new round of investments led by investment firm Tiger Global Management. Also participating in the round is Qualcomm Ventures and Monashees Capital, who already invested in the company previously. The objective of the investment is to seek national leadership, expand the team of developers to make application enhancements for individuals and companies, and launch marketing activities. Read more

Nativoo Receives a New Investment (em português)

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(Startupi) Nativoo, travel startup, receives a new round of investments from Grupo sbtur. The new investment was made to focus the company on mobile exclusively and to expand the platform to B2B. Recently Nativoo launched an updated version of its app for B2C and spent almost a year without actualizing projects set for 2014. Read more