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

Blackstone Invest $1.2 bln in LLOG for Mexico Exploration

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(Reuters) November 13, 2012 – Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP and LLOG Exploration Company LLC will jointly invest $1.2 billion to strengthen the offshore oil producer’s operations in the Gulf of Mexico, the two firms said on Tuesday. Read more

Ultrapetrol Announces Investment by Southern Cross Group

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(NASDAQ) November 13, 2012 – Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited (Nasdaq:ULTR), an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (River Business, Offshore Supply Business and Ocean Business) and Sparrow Capital Investments, Ltd, a subsidiary of Southern Cross Latin America Private Equity Funds III and IV (“Southern Cross”), announced that they have entered into an investment agreement. Read more

GP Investments pays $225M for 30 pct stake in Brazil’s SBF

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(Reuters) November 9, 2012 – GP Investments Ltd, the largest listed Latin American private equity firm, paid 450 million reais ($225 million) for a 30 percent stake in Brazil’s Grupo SBF, a holding company that controls all of Lojas Centauro, the country’s biggest sports retailer. Read more

Astella Investimentos has Invested in Moblife (em português)

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(Astella Investimentos) November 7, 2012 – Astella Investimentos has invested in Moblife, a multi-platform mobile B2B and B2C platform. The investment aims to scale up Moblife’s business beyond its 2,300 current clients. Read more