Online Food Delivery Moves in LatAm: Delivery Hero Acquires PedidosYa (en español)

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(Pulso Social) Uruguayan PedidosYa, previous portfolio company of Kasek Ventures and Atomico, has been acquired by Berlin-based Delivery Hero, one of the biggest global players in online food delivery. Read more

Capital Indigo Invests in Interdeli

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(Press Release) Capital Indigo announced that its fund “Indigo 1” has made an investment in Interdeli SAPI de CV for a majority control position. Read more

AXON Co-Invests in JUST EAT

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(Press Release) Leading online delivery platform, JUST EAT INDIA, has joined private equity fund Axon Partners Group, to co-invest up to US$5M in JUST EAT’s India operations. Read more

Portal HelloFood buys Peixe Urbano Delivery (em português)

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(Valor) Operating in Brazil for little over six months, Rocket Internet’s HelloFood has just made its third acquisition: competitor Peixe Urbano Delivery. Read more

H.I.G. Capital Invests in Brazilian Ice Cream Company, Creme Mel

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(BusinessWire) H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private investment firm, announced today that its Brazilian affiliate has completed a strategic investment in Creme Mel Sorvetes (“Creme Mel” or “The Company”), a leading Brazilian Ice Cream Company. Read more

Sinimanes Joins NXTP Labs

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(Pulso Social) Online food delivery startup Sinimanes is now gracing the halls of NXTP Labs, having been selected by the Buenos Aires accelerator to join its latest batch of companies. Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: An Interview with Deborah Dana, Kiwilimon

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Entrepreneur Profile: An Interview with Deborah Dana, Kiwilimon

Deborah Dana, the founder of Kiwilimon, gave LAVCA details about Kiwilimon’s strategy to tailor the burgeoning online food and drink space for Spanish-speaking gourmands. Read more

Brazil meatpacker Marfrig may sell stake to cut debt-report

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(Reuters) August 24, 2012 – Marfrig, Brazil’s No. 2 meat producer, is considering selling a stake in a bid to rein in debt, Bloomberg reported on Friday, saying potential bidders could include rival Tyson Foods Inc and buyout firm Blackstone Group LP. Read more

Mercapital invests €46M in Rubaiyat restaurant group to support its expansion in Latin America

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(Mercapital) July 27, 2012 – Mercapital has entered the capital of the Rubaiyat Group in order to drive its international expansion and help to complete the process of generational transition within the Rubaiyat founding family. Following this investment, of approximately €46M (Approx. US$57M), Mercapital will hold 70% of the Group. Read more

Aureos invests in leading Peruvian restaurant group

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(Aureos Capital) July 12, 2012 – The Aureos Latin America Fund (ALAF) announced that it has acquired a significant stake in the Peruvian restaurant business, Acurio Restaurantes. This investment is ALAF’s twelfth investment in Latin America and its third in Peru. ALAF is managed by a subsidiary of Aureos Capital, a leading small and mid-cap private equity fund manager specializing in global growth markets. Read more