Victoria Capital Partners Exits Brazil’s Damasio Educacional

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(Press Release) DeVry Education Group, a global provider of educational services, announced that DeVry Brasil has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Damásio Educacional. Completion of the transaction is expected to occur February 2015, subject to all regulatory approvals. Read more

Brazil’s Bozano Investimentos Raises US$309m for Education-Focused Fund

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(Dealbook) The Brazilian investment firm Bozano Investimentos has raised a new 800 million reais (about US$309m) private equity fund focused on the education sector, in another indication that some investors are looking beyond the country’s current economic travails. Read more

Brazil’s Portal Profes Receives Another Investment (em português)

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(Startupi) Portal Profes, which helps students find particular classes, received an investment from Grid Investimentos of an undisclosed amount. Read more

General Atlantic Announces Investment in SAS Sistema de Ensino

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(Press Release) General Atlantic has completed an investment in SAS Sistema de Ensino. SAS is a leading learning systems provider in provides and provides a teaching methodology for approximately 110,000 students and 325 schools throughout Brazil. Read more

Bozano Investimentos Registers FIP Educacional II

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(Investidor Institucional) Bozano Investimentos began the process of registration of their investment fund (FIP) Educational Bozano II. The goal is to begin operation in early September and to close a total of R$800m. Read more

Singapore’s GIC takes 18.5% Stake in Brazil’s Abril Educacao

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(PEHub) Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC said on Friday it has acquired an 18.5% stake in Brazilian education services company Abril Educacao. Read more

Tarpon Buys 20% Stake in Abril Educacao for $298 Million

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(Bloomberg) Abril Educacao SA (ABRE11), a Brazilian education company, jumped the most since 2011 after saying its controlling shareholders agreed to sell a stake to Tarpon Gestora de Recursos SA for as much as 676 million reais ($298 million). Read more

Carlyle, KKR in Talks to Buy Stake in Abril Educação

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(Reuters) Abril Educação SA, a listed Brazilian education content company, is in talks to sell between a 20% and 25% ownership stake for upwards of US$187m. Suitors include The Carlyle Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Read more

Oja.la Closes Round US$500k Led by Alta Ventures

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(Press Release) Oja.la, the largest online learning platform for computer skills in Latin America, has raised a round of US $500k led by Alta Ventures Mexico. Angel Ventures Mexico, Naranya Labs, NXTP Labs, and several angel investors have joined as strategic investors for the round. Previously, Socialatom Ventures, Wenceslao Casares and Meyer Malka seeded the company and have helped the team through the early validation of the product. Read more

Starline Receive R$6m Second Invesment Round (em português)

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(Confrapar) The developer of educational technology solutions Starline received R$6m in its second investment round. The company was one of the few selected to receive capital from Gera Venture Capital, a firm dedicated exclusively to education-related businesses, and Confrapar’s HorizonTI Fund, responsible for the company’s Series A valued at R$2 million. Read more