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

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