Abraaj Passes Halfway Point for US$600m-targeting Second LatAm Fundraise

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(Alt Assets) Global emerging markets investment major Abraaj has passed the halfway point for its latest Latin America-focused fundraise, AltAssets can reveal. Read more at Alt Assets

Chile’s Sembrador Capital Targets US$50m (en español)

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(Dinero) Chile’s Sembrador Capital is targeting US$50m in commitments for Victus, a Colombia-focused agribusiness PE fund. Read more

H.I.G. Races through Fundraising on Debut LatAm Fund

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(PEHub) H.I.G. Capital is moving at a quick pace through its debut Latin American fund, and expects to be wrapped up this year, according to three people with knowledge of the fundraising. Read more

SEAF to Launch US$100m India Fund, Halfway to Colombia Target

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(Press Release) The Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF), the impact investment fund manager, is gearing up to launch a new US$100m India­ focused agri fund, and is on track to close its first dedicated agribusiness fund for Colombia on US$60 million. Read more

Abraaj Group Raises Around US$75m for $600m Latin America Fund II

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(Term Sheet ) The Abraaj Group is raising up to US$600m for its second Latin America-focused fund, according to a regulatory filing. So far it has closed on around US$75m. Read more

Finnovista Raising US$15m to Invest in Technology

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(El Financiero) Accelerator Finnovista is working with investors and the government to create a private equity fund in Mexico for US$15m for disruptive fintech startups. Read more

Latin America Looks To Spur Later-Stage Venture Investments

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(TechCrunch) The seeds of a venture investment scene are beginning to sprout at the early stage in Latin America, and now countries like Colombia and Chile are taking steps to make sure young companies can take root. Read more

Bozano Captures R$800m for Education Focused Portfolio (em português)

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(Baguete) Fund manager Bozano Investments concluded the closing of R$800m for a new fund through to repeat its success in searching for active players in the education sector. Read more

Axxon Closes US$400m for its Third Fund (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Investment fund Axxon successfully closed US$400m for its third fund. Southern Cross, Confrapar, NEO Investments and Leblon Equities are also expected to be in the market raising capital for new funds. Read more

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