SEAF to Launch US$100m India Fund, Halfway to Colombia Target

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(Press Release) The Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF), the impact investment fund manager, is gearing up to launch a new US$100m India­ focused agri fund, and is on track to close its first dedicated agribusiness fund for Colombia on US$60 million. Read more

Blackboard Acquires Nivel Siete

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(PR Newswire) Blackboard today announced the acquisition of Nivel Siete, a leading Moodle provider operating in Latin America. By joining their forces, the two companies will be able to offer more services and solutions to organizations that leverage Moodle, one of the most widely used learning management systems (LMS) in the world, and support a greater number of learners to achieve their educational goals. Read more

Nubelo Buys an Additional 31% of Prolancer (en español)

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(Expansión) Freelance employment portal Nubelo acquires Brazilian counterpart, Prolancer. Read more

Latin America Looks To Spur Later-Stage Venture Investments

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(TechCrunch) The seeds of a venture investment scene are beginning to sprout at the early stage in Latin America, and now countries like Colombia and Chile are taking steps to make sure young companies can take root. Read more

Axon Partners Group Invests Up to US$4m in Colombia’s Enmedio (en español)

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(Pulso Social) Enmedio, Colombian leader in digital signage, received the support of international investment firm Axon Partners Group, a round which reach up to US$4m over the next 24 months. Read more

Nexxus Capital´s Price Travel Acquires Los Tiquetes Más Baratos

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(Press Release) Nexxus Capital today announced that through its portfolio company, Price Travel, it acquired Los Tiquetes Más Baratos, an international retailer of tourism services based in Colombia. Read more

ACON Completes Investments in Colombia and Peru to Form Amfora Packaging

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(Press Release) ACON Investments completed the acquisitions of Intecplast, Colombian plastic manufacturer, and Pieriplast, a Peruvian supplier of cosmetic packaging solutions in the Andean Region. Intecplast and Pieriplast will be consolidated under a new holding company, Amfora Packaging, to form one of the largest pan-Andean plastic packaging companies in the region. Read more

SparkLabs Global invests in Dating LATAM

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(PEHub) SparkLabs Global Ventures said Tuesday it invested in Dating LATAM, an online dating startup founded in Lima, Peru. Financial terms weren’t announced. Read more

ALLVP Invests in FormaFina to Expand Reach to Mexico

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(Press Release) FormaFina is a cross-border curated marketplace for premium fashion and home accessories for Latin American consumers. Founded in 2010, FormaFina has operations in Brazil and Colombia and it is now launching its office to reach the Mexican market. Read more

Linzor Capital Raises US$621m Latin America Focused Fund

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(Press Release) Linzor Capital Partners (“Linzor”) is pleased to announce the final closing of its third fund, Linzor Capital Partners III, L.P. (“LCP III” or the “Fund”), held on May 14th with $621 million in aggregate capital commitments. Read more