BNDESPar to Invest Up to R$600m in PE/VC Funds (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) In 2016, Brazil’s BNDESPar will commit up to R$600m across five PE/VC funds investing in logistics, energy, renewable energy, and innovation. Read more

IFC’s China-Mexico Fund Invests US$140m in Citla Energy

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(Financial Times) Citla Energy, a Mexican oil exploration and production company backed by ACON, has received equity commitments of US$60m and US$140m from the IFC and IFC Asset Management’s China-Mexico Fund, respectively. Read more

Evolvere Capital Purchases Emerson’s Network Power Business in Venezuela

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(Press Release) Evolvere Capital, a private equity firm, announced the purchase of Emerson’s Network Power business in Venezuela. Going forward, the business will be a distributor for Network Power in the Venezuelan market. Read more

Patria’s P2 Brasil to Investment R$405m in Brazil Power Infrastructure (em português)

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(Portal Brasil) P2Brasil, Patria Investimentos’ private equity infrastructure arm, will invest R$405m (US$113m) in the construction of power transmission lines in Brazil. Read more

Member Profile: Michael Harrington & Mike Till, Actis

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Member Profile: Michael Harrington & Mike Till, Actis

LAVCA caught up with Mike Till, Co-Head of Actis’ Energy Business and Michael Harrington, Partner of Actis’ Energy Business to learn more about the energy needs in Latin America and the opportunity for alternative energy and power generation. As Head of Actis’ new Mexico Office, Harrington also spoke to the extensive reform of its energy market which adds momentum to Actis’ investment thesis in the power sector. Read more

Monterra Energy Announces Strategic Pipeline Project in Central Mexico

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(Businesswire) Monterra Energy, a firm that received an equity commitment from KKR in May 2015, announced its plan to build a refined products pipeline in Central Mexico. Read more

OTPP Names New Latin American Infrastructure Chief

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(PEI) The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTTP) has appointed Dale Burgess as head of its Latin American infrastructure team. Read more

EXI Seeks US$42.8m via CKD (en español)

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(El Economista) EXI, investment fund focused on energy and infrastructure projects, announced a plan to raise US$42.8m with the sale of stakes in its CKD. Read more

Brookfield Buys 56.7% of Isagen for US$2b (en español)

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(Dinero) Canadian fund Brookfield became Isagen’s newest stakeholder and the only company to offer 56.7% of the Colombian government’s share of the energy generator. Read more

Sigma SAFI’s Chilena Colbún Acquires Peru’s Fenix Power

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(Gestión) An investor consortium composed of Chilean utility company Colbún, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Sigma SAFI’s Infrastructure Fund has acquired thermoelectric power generation company Fenix Power Perú. Read more