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 held a final close on 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

Ignia Aims to Raise MXN$2.6b through a CKD (en español)

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(Ventura MX) Investment firm Ignia is planning to raise MXN$2.6b from the AFORES through a CKD. Additionally, the firm will attract capital from international investors through a parallel vehicle. Read more

Rio Bravo Closes Round of R$240m to Invest in the Northeast (em português)

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(Fusões & Aquisições) Investment firm Rio Bravo, a pioneer in the North East where they have held an office since 2002,closed a third round of funding for investing in the region. The first round captured R$240m, though the final objective is to raise a total of R$400m. Read more

PC Capital Closes Mexico Development Fund I

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(Press Release) PC Capital Management, a specialized Mexican growth equity investment firm, announced today the initial closing of its Mexico Development Fund I, L.P. The fund will target US $1 to US$10 MM investments in growth equity and mezzanine opportunities in Mexico with an emphasis on companies operating in the financial services, education, and sustainability industries. Read more

Brazil’s Gavea Closes US$1.1b For Its Next Fund

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(Valor Economico) Gavea closed US$1.1b for its next private equity fund, Gavea Investment Fund V. Read more