InvertUP Launches First Listed VC Investment Vehicle (en español)

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(Pulso Social) InvertUP, a private investment vehicle run by incubator Parque Tec that owns a portfolio of LatAm startups worth US$13m, is raising up to US$3m on Costa Rica’s stock exchange from both retail and institutional investors. Read more

e.Bricks Ventures to Invest R$300m in Startups (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) e.Bricks Ventures is targeting R$300m for its second fund. Read more

Angel Ventures Prepares US$100m VC Fund (en español)

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(El Financiero) Angel Ventures Mexico announced it will close a new US$100m VC Fund by the end of the year. Among its most successful investments is a recent series A in Mexican startup Kueski. Read more

Vinci Targets US$500m-US$700m for an Infrastructure-Focused Fund

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(Bloomberg) Vinci Partners is reportedly in the market targeting US$500m to US$700m in capital commitments for a fund that will target infrastructure opportunities in Brazil. Read more

Bozano Investimentos Raises First Dollar-Denominated PE Fund

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(PEI) Bozano Investimentos is in the market raising its first dollar-denominated PE fund, Bozano Growth Capital Fund, which has a US$300m target and a US$350m hard-cap. Read more

Northgate Capital Mexico Applies for Third CKD (en español)

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(El Economista) Northgate Capital Mexico is readying its third CKD. This vehicle will target MXN$5b in commitments and is expected to be listed on Mexico’s BMV in Q3 2016. Read more

BlackRock to Launch First LatAm Infra Fund

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(Reuters) BlackRock targets 2016 launch for LatAm infrastructure fund. BlackRock Inc is accelerating its push in Latin America, making plans for its first launch of a private equity infrastructure fund targeting that market. Read more

New Argentine VC fund AR Fintech Raises US$5m (en español)

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(La Nacion) New Argentine VC fund AR Fintech has raised US$5m, the stakeholders of which include eight private banks. Read more

H.I.G. Capital Closes Brazil and Latin America Fund Above Target

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(Businesswire) H.I.G.-Capital-Closes-Brazil-Latin-America-Fund”>Businesswire) H.I.G. Capital announced hte closing of H.I.G. Brazil & Latin America Partners at US$740m, exceeding its US$600m target. Read more

CFN Designates US$48m Toward Ecuador’s First Venture Capital Fund (en español)

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(El Telegrafo) In Latin America, Ecuador is possibly one of the countries with the most ventures. Nevertheless, the vast majority of those ventures rarely ever prosper and supersede early stages and grow in to mature businesses. For this reason, the Corporación Financiera Nacional (CFN) will designate US$48m to form Ecuador’s first venture capital fund as announced by the institutions President, María Soledad Barrera. Read more