Actis Exits Brazil Brokerage with Sale of Stake to General Atlantic

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(Bloomberg) General Atlantic will increase its stake in XP Investimentos from 33% to 49%. This transaction also means an exit for Actis, which currently owns a 10% in this company. Read more

L Catterton Invests in Latin American Gym Chain Bodytech

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(PeHub) L Catterton made a growth capital investment in Bogota, Colombia-based Bodytech Corp, the second-largest gym company in Latin America. Bodytech is the first investment by the L Catterton Latin America fund. Read more

ALLVP Closes First Investment of the Year in Mexico’s Weex

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(Press Release) Latin American early stage venture capital fund, ALLVP kicked off the year with their investment in Weex, Mexico’s pioneering MVNO for millennials, in a bid to capitalize on Mexico’s mobile market that has swelled to USD$15b with over 105 million subscribers. Read more

IdeiasNet Injects R$50m in Officer (em português)

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(Baguete) Officer, Brazil distributor of IT products, announced receiving an investment of R$50m from IdeiasNet. Read more

IFC Capitalization Fund Invests $100M in Banco G&T Continental to Support SME’s in Central America

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(IFC) December  13, 2012—IFC Capitalization Fund, a fund  managed  by  IFC  Asset Management  Company, signed an investment in Guatemala-based Banco  G&T  Continental,  a  key  player in  Guatemala’s financial sector with operations in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. Read more

General Atlantic Takes Stake in Brazilian Firm

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(New York Times) December 6, 2012 – The American private equity firm General Atlantic has agreed to invest $200 million for a minority stake in the Brazilian financial services firm XP Investimentos. Read more

Itaú fund Kinea invests R$100M in health imaging group Delfin

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(Valor International) November 22, 2012 – Grupo Delfin, a network of six health imaging clinics in the Northeast region, has agreed to sell a stake to Kinea, the alternative fund manager of bank Itaú Unibanco. Read more

Southern Cross gains control of Colombia’s Barranquilla port operator SPRB (en español)

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(El Heraldo.co) November 16, 2012 – Southern Cross Group has acquired more than 50% of the Sociedad Portuaria de Barranquilla, with an eye toward growing the Colombian port’s capacity to handle increased trade. Southern Cross estimates it will invest close to US$100 million in enhanced infrastructure and port technology. Read more

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board To Significantly Expand RE Portfolio

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(CPP Investment Board) November 14, 2012 – Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced that it has signed an agreement to significantly expand its logistics real estate portfolio in Brazil through a joint venture partnership alongside Global Logistic Properties (GLP). Read more

Bamboo Finance Acquires Accion Investment Fund in a US$ 105 Million Landmark Transaction

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(Bamboo Finance) November 14, 2012 – Bamboo Finance, a global private equity group specializing in microfinance and financing social entrepreneurship, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in Accion Investments in Microfinance, SPC, a private, for-profit equity fund that has provided capital to microfinance institutions (MFIs) since 2003. Read more