IFC Agrees to Invest Up to US$10m in LAFISE’s Fund CASEIF

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(Press Release) International Finance Corporation (IFC) agreed to invest up to US$10m in LAFISE’s fund, CASEIF III LP. Read more

Linzor Capital Raises US$621m Latin America Focused Fund

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(Press Release) Linzor Capital Partners (“Linzor”) is pleased to announce the final closing of its third fund, Linzor Capital Partners III, L.P. (“LCP III” or the “Fund”), held on May 14th with $621 million in aggregate capital commitments. Read more

BTG Pactual Asset Management Raises US$860m Timberland Fund

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(Press Release) – BTG Pactual Asset Management announced that it has successfully finalized the fundraising of the BTG Pactual Brazil Timberland Fund I (the “Fund”) with equity commitments totaling US$860m, creating a fund to invest in timberland in Brazil and other countries in Latin America. Read more

Carlyle Group Closes Second ‘Local’ Brazil Fund

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The Carlyle Group said it has wrapped up its second “local” Brazil fund on R$700m (US$237.8m). The new fund is larger than its predecessor, but fell short of its target. Read more

Colombia’s SEAF Raises New Agribusiness Fund (en español)

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(Portafolio) With an initial fundraising of US$10m, Small Enterprise Assistantes Funds (SEAF) has started a new agribusiness fund, Fondo de Agro–Negocios Colombia, which is expected to reach a total amount of US$30m by midyear. Read more

SCL Energia Activa Raises US$241m for Americas Energy Fund II

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(Dow Jones) Chilean firm SCL Energia Activa has raised US$241m of third-party commitments for a sophomore fund to invest in Latin American energy assets. The firm initially targeted up to US$300m for Americas Energy Fund II LP. Including the general partner commitment, Fund II’s final tally is US$247m, according to a person with knowledge of the fundraising. Fund II is a follow-up to Americas Energy Fund I LP, which closed at US$160m in 2013. Read more

Latin America-focused Linzor Registers US$366m for Fund III

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(Alt Assets) Chile-based Linzor Capital Partners has pulled in US$366m for its third Latin American private equity fund via 33 LPs. The target for the vehicle has not been stated in Linzor’s filing with the US securities regulator, although Monument Group has been named as placement agent. Read more at Alt Assets

CVCI-spinout Australis Prepares Debut Latin America Fund

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(PEHub) Australis Partners, a spin-out from the former Citi Venture Capital International, is preparing to hit the market with its debut fund for investments in Latin America, according to two people with knowledge of the firm. Read more

Mexico’s Fondo de Fondos Raises US$250m for a New CKD Vehicle (en español)

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(Press Release) Mexico’s Fondo de Fondos has just raised US$250m for a new CKD vehicle, which will make both fund investments and co-investments in private equity, infrastructure and real estate. Read more

Carlyle Closes on R$700m (em português)

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(SVBC) American fund manager, Carlyle Group, closed R$700m in partnership with Banco do Brasil and local pension funds. Read more