Darby Private Equity Nears Final Closing for Brazilian Infra Vehicle

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(Alt Assets) Emerging markets-focused Darby Private Equity is nearing a final close for a Brazilian-focused infrastructure fund. Read more at Alt Assets.

Brazil’s BTG Eyes US$1.5b Fundraise

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(Alt Assets) Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual is seeking US$1.5b for a new private equity fund. Read more at Alt Assets.

HarbourVest Closes Direct Co-Investment Fund Above Target at US$1b

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(Press Release) HarbourVest Partners announced the final close of HarbourVest Partners 2013 Direct Fund, a global direct co-investment fund, at US$1b. The fund closed above its US$750m target and was oversubscribed. Read more

Advent Said to Plan to Seek US$2b for Latin American Fund

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(Bloomberg) Advent International Corp. is seeking to deepen its investments in Latin America as three of the four biggest economies in the region are forecast to decelerate or contract in 2014 and after private-equity capital raising slowed last year. Read more

Efromovich/Silva Adds Partner Amid Fundraise

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(Private Equity International) The Bogotá-based firm is targeting US$300m for Latin American and Caribbean companies. Read more at PEI

SCL Energia Activa Secures Around US$100m for New fund

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(Alt Assets) Chilean private equity firm SCL Energia Activa has reportedly raised one third of its second energy fund. Americas Energy Fund II has secured commitments of US$100m towards its US$300m target.

Real Estate Marketplace VivaReal Raises Series B to Keep on Growing in Latin America

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(The Next Web) Online real estate marketplace VivaReal has raised a Series B round of funding worth around $15m (R$30m), the company announced today. It was led by Valiant Capital Partners, with follow-on investments from Kaszek Ventures and Brazilian fund Monashees Capital. Read more

Technology Investor Riverwood Capital Launches US$35m Venture Fund

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(Alt Assets) Technology-focused investment firm Riverwood Capital has launched a venture capital fund with a US$35m target, AltAssets has learned. Read more at Alt Assets.

Private Equity Fundraisers Target Latin America

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(Financial News) Recent fears about emerging markets have not stopped two of Latin America’s most experienced buyout firms from sounding out investors about raising funds worth an expected US$2.5b for the region. One of the funds, Patria is targeting a fund of US$1.5b to invest in Brazil. Blackstone-owned private equity placement agent Park Hill Group will help Patria raise the funds. Read more at Financial News

Brazil’s Caixa Economica Aims to Raise R$1b for Private Equity Fund

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(Private Equity News) Brazilian state-run bank Caixa Economica Federal is in the final stages of raising a private equity fund with one billion Brazilian Reais (US$416m) in capital to invest in logistics that would tap opportunities as the country seeks to overhaul its outdated infrastructure, according to a person close to the plans. Read more at Private Equity News