Cuponeria Receives Investment of R$800m from Verus Group and Plans Expansion for 2015

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(E-commerce) Cuponeria, Brazil’s online coupon and discount portal accelerated by Aceleratech and owned by Buscapé Company, announced receiving its second investment for a total value of R$800m from Verus Group, one of the largest start-up investor groups in Brazil. Read more

Fashion Start-up Sophie & Juliete Raises New Investment Round

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(Press Release) E-commerce jewelry site Sophie & Juliete, one of the most successful Brazilian start-ups of the last year, raised a new round of investments led by IG Expansión and Redpoint Read more

Patria’s Hidrovias to Receive US$300m in Investments (em português)

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(Valor) Patria’s Hidrovias announced the conclusion of an agreement with BNDESPar, the IFC, HBSA Co-Investimento and BTO which outlines the conditions of investment in the company for a total value of US$300m. Read more

SontraCargo Receives R$5m Investment

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(Startupi) Brazil’s SontraCargo, a mobile app for courier delivery service with more than 60 thousand users between truckers and couriers, announced a Series A investment of R$5m led by Valor Capital Group. Read more

TOTVS Ventures Sells Their Stake in Zeropaper to Intuit (em português)

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(E-Commerce News) TOTVS Ventures, the venture capital unit of TOTVS, announced the sale of its stake in business software provider ZeroPaper to US-based Intuit, which now owns 100% of Zeropaper. Read more

Criatec II the First of Two Investiments in Minas Gerais (em português)

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(Press Release) The largest innovation and entrepreneurship fund in Brasil, Criatec II managed by Bozano Investimentos, Capital Triaxis and HR Partners, provides support to more than six mining companies with an investment of R$20m. Two companies are the first in Minas Gerais to receive investments from Criatec II. Read more

Partners Group to Finance Telecommunication Between New York & São Paulo

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(Dow Jones) In a bid to boost communications capabilities between North American and Brazil, Partners Group is committing new capital to back construction of a subsea fiber optic cable, Seabras-1, between New York and São Paulo. Read more

Gávea Exits Simpress Comércio Locação e Serviços S.A (em português)

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(Valor Economico) Samsung Eletrônica da Amazônia Ltda, the Korean Samsung group, obtained approval from the Brazilian anti-trust authority to purchase Simpress Comércio Locação e Serviços S.A., the outsourcing and management company for print services marking a close for Gávea Investimentos, the largest shareholder owning a 43% stake in the company. Read more

Aqua Capital Closes Merger of Comfrio and Stock Tech Logistica and Receives Investment from AGRO Merchants

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(Press Release) Aqua Capital, a private equity fund focused on midsized agribusiness, food and logistics companies in Brazil and the Southern Cone, just closed the merger of Comfrio Soluções Logísticas and Stock Tech Logística. After owning a co-controlling stake in Comfrio for three years, Aqua acquired the remaining equity as well as 100% of StockTech and subsequently combined the businesses. The resulting group becomes the largest cold storage group in Brazil, with over 600,000 cubic meters capacity. Read more

Pátria Investimentos and Promon Invest $300m in Emergency Energy Company (em português)

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(Estadão) The fund P1 Brazil, a joint venture between Pátria Investimentos and Grupo Promon, with a focus on infrastructure made an investment of R$300m (IS$100m) in Tecnogera, which specializes in providing temporary power to the mining, construction, oil, gas and retail sectors. Read more