Member Profile: Edgar Enrique Sandoval, Kandeo

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Member Profile: Edgar Enrique Sandoval, Kandeo

LAVCA caught up with Edgar Enrique Sandoval, Partner and CFO of Kandeo, to learn more about their core markets (Colombia, Mexico, and Peru) and how the integration of these economies as a result of the Pacific Alliance is creating an opportunity for mid-market private equity.
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Axon Partners Invests US$2m in Food Delivery Platform Mercadoni (en español)

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(Press Release) International investment group, Axon Partners Group, invested US$2m in Mercadoni consolidating its position as a regional investor with stakes in Mexico and Colombia. Read more

Credicorp and Sura Create Colombian Infrastructure Fund (en español)

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(Gestión) Sura Asset Management and Credicorp officiated a regional partnership to which would allow them to mobilize private resources to generate high impact economic initiatives via a 4G private equity fund. Read more

H.I.G. Capital Bets on Small Businesses (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Following an investment in Brazilian low-cost fitness center Self It, H.I.G. Capital will The firm is raising its second fund and will be opening offices in Colombia and Mexico. Read more

Colombian Startup Receives Investment Capital from Tim Draper (en español)

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(PulsoSocial) After winning hte 2015 MassChallenge-the biggest accelerator in the world organized by Harvard University, MIT and other prestigious US universities, World Tech Makers secured capital from one of hte most recognized investors in Silicon Valley, Tim Draper. Read more

Brookfield Buys 56.7% of Isagen for US$2b (en español)

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(Dinero) Canadian fund Brookfield became Isagen’s newest stakeholder and the only company to offer 56.7% of the Colombian government’s share of the energy generator. Read more

Platzi Raises US$2.1m (en español)

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(Pulso Social) Colombia based Platzi, one of the hottest startups to hit the digital media space in Latin America and the US, just raised US$2.1m in its first found of seed capital from investors including Omidyar, 500 Startups, FundersClub, Nazca Venturs and Amasia Ventures. Read more

Beamonte Investments Launch a Venture Capital Fund for Mexico and Colombia

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(Press Release) Beamonte Investments announced the launch of Venture Academy Fund, a Venture Capital Fund (“VAF”) targeting opportunities in Mexico and Colombia. Read more

LIV Capital Invests in Linio (en español)

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(BMV) LIV Capital made a follow-on investment in Mexico-based e-commerce platform Linio. Read more

LAVCA Comments on Third Party Valuation to Colombian Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia

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Download LAVCA Letter to Colombian Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia

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In response to the Proyecto de Circular 023 de 2015, LAVCA produced a letter and review of valuation best practices in Europe to the Colombian Superintendency explaining why mandatory third party valuations run contrary to international best practice and how this requirement will impact the future formation of alternative investment funds. Read more