Barclays Partners With Batista Alumni in First Brazil Investment

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(Bloomberg) Barclays Natrual Resource Investments is buying a stake in Brazil’s Cia. Positiva de Energia SA a Rio de Janeiro-based electricity start-up created to develop electricity and power generation projects founded by Eike Batista. Read more

Actis Opens Office in Mexico City

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(PEHub) Actis said Tuesday it has opened an office in Mexico City. Actis focuses on emerging markets with investments in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Other Actis offices are located in Sao Paulo, Cairo, Beijing, Mumbai, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, Delhi, New York, Lagos and Singapore. Read more

Vinci Sells Stake in Equatorial Energia for R$700m

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(Agência Estado) The Fund (FIP) PCP, managed by Vinci Capital Management Resources, sold its shareholding in Equatorial Energia for approximately R$700m, or about 10.5% of the company’s shares. Read more

Brazil’s BTG Pactual, P2 Sells Energy Company to SunEdison

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(Reuters) Brazil’s BTG Pactual and its partners P2Brasil and GMR Energia jointly sold 100% of renewable energy company Latin America Power (LAP) to SunEdison. Read more

KKR and Monterra Energy Form Joint Venture

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(PEHub) KKR and Monterra Energy have launched a joint venture that will focus on investing in Mexico’s midstream energy sector. No financial terms were disclosed. Read more

Tribeca Exits Colombia’s Termocandelaria Power Limited (en español)

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(Press Release) Tribeca successfully sold its participation in Termocalendaria Power Limited to a group of previous minority stakeholders and institutional investors. Read more

Partners Group Raises US$500m Equity for Fermaca

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(PEHub) Partners Group raised an additional US$500m equity for portfolio company, Fermaca. Based in Cuidad de Mexico, D.F., Fermaca builds, owns and operates pipelines and other related energy assets in Mexico. Read more

Grupo Ecos and SI Capital Acquires a Minority stake in Escotel Investments

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(Press Release) Grupo Ecos and SI Capital, announced the acquisition of a minority stake in Escotel Investments S.A., a Spanish investment vehicle owned by Enertika. Enertika is a Spanish-based Engineering group, world-leader in energy efficiency and distributed power generation projects. Escotel Investments was setup following the ESCo model where upfront investments are repaid from the savings generated by the project itself. Read more

ACON Investments Partners with Citla Energy

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(Press Release) (Press Release) Citla Energy, an independent oil and gas company with offices in Mexico City and Houston, Texas, announced that it has partnered with affiliates of ACON Investments 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