ACON Investments Partners with Citla Energy

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(Press Release) Citla Energy S.A.P.I. de C.V., an independent oil and gas company with offices in Mexico City and Houston, Texas (“Citla”), announced today that it has partnered with affiliates of ACON Investments, L.L.C. (“ACON”) to actively explore opportunities to participate in the opening of the Mexican energy sector, with a focus on exploration and production (“E&P”) activities. Read more

Brazil’s BNDES to Disburse US$19.4b for Infrastructure

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(The Rio Times) Brazil’s Social and Economic Development Bank, BNDES, announced this week it would allocate approximately R$60b (around US$19.4b) from a total of R$170b (approximately US$55b) of disbursements planned for 2015 towards the infrastructure sector. The volume of disbursements for the sector, forty percent of the total made by the Bank, is similar to that seen in 2014, despite the overall deterioration of Brazil’s economic scenario this year. Read more

EIG Global Energy Partners Consolidates Control of Prumo Logistica Global

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(Valor Econômico) EIG Global Energy Partners completed a R$650m capital increase in former logistics arm of EBX, Prumo Logistica Global, while finishing works in the Açu port. Read more

Pátria Investimentos and Promon Invest $300m in Emergency Energy Company (em português)

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(Estadão) The fund P1 Brazil, a joint venture between Pátria Investimentos and Grupo Promon, with a focus on infrastructure made an investment of R$300m (IS$100m) in Tecnogera, which specializes in providing temporary power to the mining, construction, oil, gas and retail sectors. Read more

IFC’s Global Infrastructure Fund Led US$320m Investment in Colombia’s Pacific Midstream Ltd

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(Press Release) IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and a consortium of investors led by IFC, including the IFC Global Infrastructure Fund, will invest US$320m in Pacific Midstream Ltd., a growing company that will play an important role in Colombia’s efforts to improve its oil and gas pipeline network. Read more

El Dorado Sells Colombian Power Plant

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(Latin Lawyer) Latin American private equity companies Altra, Mercantil Colpatria and SCL Energía Activa acquired a Colombian powerplant from El Dorado Group, a US-based infrastructure and project developer. Read more at Latin Lawyer.

Riverstone and EnCap Invest US$225m Each in Mexican Oil and Gas Company

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(PEHub) Riverstone Holdings and EnCap Investments have each committed US$225mto Sierra Oil & Gas, a Mexican exploration and production company. Infraestructura Institucional, a Mexican infrastructure private equity firm, committed US$75m to the company. All three investors have the option to double their existing commitments once initial equity has been deployed. Read more

Mexico energy laws likely to be approved by early August -senator

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(Reuters) Mexican laws that lay out the fine print of a landmark energy sector overhaul approved last year should be passed by lawmakers in early August at the latest, a ruling party senator said on Tuesday. Read more

The Rohatyn Group sells TGI stake

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(PE Hub) The Rohatyn Group‘s TRG Growth Fund II has sold its minority stake in Transportadora de Gas Internacional to majority shareholder Empresa de Energia de Bogota for $880 million. EEB is an energy holding company in Colombia with interests across the electricity and natural gas sectors. Read more

Brazilian PE Fund Acquires Stake in BTG Pactual Energy Holding

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(Latin Lawyer) Brazil’s Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados has helped private equity fund Brasil Óleo e Gás acquire a US$66m minority stake in an oil and gas company owned by BTG Pactual. Read more at Latin Lawyer