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

Insight Venture Partners Raises A Whopping US$2.57b For Next Fund

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(Techcrunch) Insight Venture Partners, a New York-based growth fund that’s backed Tumblr and Twitter, just raised US$2.57b in what is likely one of the largest raises for a venture fund ever. Read more

Brazil’s Bozano Investimentos Raises US$309m for Education-Focused Fund

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(Dealbook) The Brazilian investment firm Bozano Investimentos has raised a new 800 million reais (about US$309m) private equity fund focused on the education sector, in another indication that some investors are looking beyond the country’s current economic travails. Read more

Brazil’s Monashees Launches Fund VII with US$140m Target

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(Alt Assets) Brazilian venture capital firm Monashees Capital has launched its seventh vehicle with a $140m target, AltAssets can reveal. Read more at Alt Assets

Advent International Raises US$2.1b Fund, Largest Private Equity Fund Dedicated to Latin America

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(Press Release) Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has received US$2.1b in commitments for Advent Latin American Private Equity Fund VI, reaching the Fund’s hard cap after less than six months in the market. Read more

Riverwood Closes Over US$1b Fund II with Potential for Investments in Latin America

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(PEHub) Riverwood Capital, formed in 2008 by executives from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Citigroup, has closed its second fund on its US$1.25b hard cap and may have collected a bit above the cap, according to two people with knowledge of the fundraising. Read more

Gávea Investimentos and Advent International Capture More than $R20b to Invest in Businesses (em português)

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(Valor Economico) Fund Managers Gávea Investimentos and Advent International are in the final stages of raising two new private equity fund in the market at $2.1bn and $1.2bn, respectively. With the two funds, total funds for investments in Brazil and Latin America this year will reach US$8.6b. Read more

Mexico’s Axis Capital Management Back in the Market with a Target of MXN6.9bn (US$510m) (en español)

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(Press Release) Axis Capital Management is back with a Target of MXN6.9bn (US$510m). Read more