H.I.G. Capital Bets on Small Businesses (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Following an investment in Brazilian low-cost fitness center Self It, H.I.G. Capital will The firm is raising its second fund and will be opening offices in Colombia and Mexico. Read more

LIV Capital Raises US$170m in First Close of Mexico Growth Fund IV

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(LAVCA) LIV Capital (formerly Latin Idea Ventures) held a first close on LIV Mexico Growth Fund IV on December 23, 2015. It raised a Mexican CKD of MXP$2,880 million (approximately US$170m), which will represent the Mexican investment vehicle of Fund IV. LIV is targeting US$250m for the total fund and is currently fundraising the parallel international Limited Partnership vehicle. Read more

Alta Ventures Raises Fund for US$200m (en español)

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(El Economista) Venture capital fund Alta Ventures Mexico plans to raise a new fund for US$200m this year, through which it aims to invest in high-growth tech companies. Read more

Beamonte Investments Launch a Venture Capital Fund for Mexico and Colombia

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(Press Release) Beamonte Investments announced the launch of Venture Academy Fund, a Venture Capital Fund (“VAF”) targeting opportunities in Mexico and Colombia. Read more

Brasil Plural Raises R$150m Distressed Fund

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(Valor Econômico) Brazilian financial group Brasil Plural has raised a R$150m turnaround/distressed PE fund. The fund already made its first investment this year in an undisclosed company. Read more

Patria to Launch New R$150m Agriculture Fund (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Pátria will launch a new R$150m fund in March 2016 to acquire agricultural lands used for grain production. The firm plans to raise up to R$300m in the next two years for this new investment strategy. Read more

Riverstone Lists New MXN$12,500m CKD Vehicle on BMV (en español)

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(El Economista) Riverstone is listing a new MXN12,500m (US$734m) CKD vehicle on Mexico’s BMV. Read more

Warburg Pincus Completes Fundraising for US$12b Global Private Equity Fund

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(Press Release) Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, today announced it has successfully raised its latest global fund, Warburg Pincus Private Equity XII, L.P. (“Warburg Pincus XII”). Launched in May 2015, Warburg Pincus XII has received third party commitments significantly in excess of its $12 billion hard cap. Read more

KKR Launches US$500m CKD (en español)

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(El Economista) KKR, an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts Co (KKR), requested the issuing of a CKD from the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) to raise US$500m. Read more

IGNIA Raises US$90m for Mexican investments in First Close of Fund II

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(Alt Assets) Mexican social enterprise-focused venture capital firm IGNIA has completed a $90m first close of its second fund. Read more