Private Equity Firm Advent Looks for more Brazil Education Deals

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(Reuters) Private equity firm Advent will continue working on the consolidation of Brazil’s education industry, a senior executive said on Thursday, adding that there are enough quality assets available to drive deals despite the economic cycle. Read more

Carlyle and Vinci Bid on Uniasselvi (em português)

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(Exame)The Carlyle Group and Vinci Partners have joined forces to make a joint bid for Kroton’s Uniasselvi. Read more

Bozano Captures R$800m for Education Focused Portfolio (em português)

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(Baguete) Fund manager Bozano Investments concluded the closing of R$800m for a new fund through to repeat its success in searching for active players in the education sector. Read more

Lottus Capital Partners Invests in Universidad Tres Culturas

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(AMEXCAP) Lottus Capital Partners, through its subsidiary Lottus Education, announced today its investment in Universidad Tres Culturas. With this partnership, Lottus aims to accelerate UTC’s mission to become one of the leading universities in Mexico with a strong brand recognition for academic excellence and affordable education. Read more

Mitsui, Omidyar Network Lead US$7m Funding in Brazil’s Geekie

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(PEHub) Mitsui & Co. and Omidyar Network led a US$7m Series B funding in Geekie, a Brazilian education technology company. Existing investors Gera Venture and Virtuose also participated in the funding. Read more

Lexington Partners Promises to Renovate Three Schools in Latin America with Happy Hearts Fund (en español)

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(Press Release) Happy Hearts Fund, a non-profit organization and 501(c)(3) dedicated to reconstructing safe schools and zones affected by natural disasters, announced that Lexington Partners, the global fund manager of alternative investments in Latin American countries, has renewed an agreement to reconstruct three schools in Latin American countries. Read more

Advent International Acquires Brazil’s Faculdade da Serra Gaúcha

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(Press Release) Advent announced that it has agreed to acquire Faculdade da Serra Gaúcha (FSG), a leading private higher education company located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Read more

Tarpon Buys Control of Abril Educação (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) One year after purchasing 19.19% of Abril Educação, Tarpon now holds 40.64% of the company. These two transactions required an investment of R$1.3b in addition to R$1.32b to pay remaining shareholders. In total Tarpon’s investment will likely reach R$2.6b. Read more

Beamonte Investments to Acquire Venture Academy

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(Global Newswire) Beamonte Investments, along with is affiliate, Beamonte Mexico Holdings SAPI de CV (“Beamonte”), announced it has invested in Venture Academy, an educational platform for training entrepreneurs how to raise money through a four day intensive boot camp designed to provide attendees with the information, guidance, and advice to run their businesses. After the closing, Venture Academy will be a wholly owned by Beamonte. Read more

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