BNDES to Commit R$550m to Five Fund Managers (em português)

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(BNDES) In an effort to promote the development of the infrastructure, technology, education, healthcare, and social impact sectors, among others, Brazil’s development bank BNDES will make aggregate capital commitments of up to R$550m to fund managers Vox Capital, Macquarie, Global Environment Fund, Antera, and DLM Private Equity. Read more

Colombian Ed-Tech Company AMIGAS Raises Funds from Gray Matters Capital

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(Press Release) Leading impact investor Gray Matters Capital has made an equity investment in Aulas AMiGAS, a high growth education company based in Medellin, Colombia that develops technology transforming how students learn across Latin America. As part of the investment, GMC also has participation in start-ups SuperProfe, Editorial Aulas AMiGAS, Domoti, QBIC, and La Fundacion Aulas AMiGAS. GMC’s Director of Latin American investment, Sebastian von Stauffenberg commented that “the investment in Aulas Amigas gives GMC a strong entry in the Latin American education market.” Read more

WikiHow Acquires NXTP Labs’ GuideCentral (en español)

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(NXTP Labs) WikiHow, a handy site that provides users with how-to instructions for just about anything, has just acquired NXTP Labs portfolio company and DIY site, GuideCentral. Read more

Kinea Makes Debt Investment in Education Company Uninter Educacional (em português)

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(Isto e Dinheiro) Kinea Private Equity has made a convertible debt investment in Brazilian education company Uninter Educacional. Read more

Mexico Development Partners Announces Strategic Alliance in the Education Industry

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(Press Release)Mexico Development Partners announced that it has formed a Strategic Alliance with UI Universidad Internacional de Estudios Superiores A.C. to improve quality of its facilities and curriculum, strengthen its ties with the business community, and expand its network of campuses. Read more

The Carlyle Group & Vinci Partners Jointly Acquire Brazilian Education Company Uniasselvi

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(Press Release) The Carlyle Group and Vinci Partners have jointly acquired Uniasselvi, a Brazilian education platform. Read more

Atlas Discovery Looks to Issue New CKD (en español)

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(El Econimista) Private equity firm Atlas Discovery Mexico plans to issue a new CKD with on the Mexico Stock Exchange for MXN$5,000m to invest in the education, health transportation, logistics, consumer and manufacturing sectors. Read more

Tarpon Buys 36% Stake in Somos Educação (em português)

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(Arena do Pavini) Tarpon private equity, through its fund THunnus Participações, bought a 36% stake in Somos Educação for R$563m. Read more

Capital Group Sells Stake in Grupo Ibmec Educacional

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(Estadão E&N) Marking the largest acquisition in the country, DeVry has purchased Brazil’s Grupo Ibmec Educacional for R$699m from Capital Group International. Read more