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

South Ventures Fund in AlaMaula Invests

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(South Ventures) The Founder of AlaMaula invested in South Venture’s SV Global Fund II, which has received investments from over 200 investors. Read more

Invest Tech Raises R$209m for IT and Telecom (em português )

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(Consecti) Invest Tech, a private equity fund manager focused on technology and telecommunications, closed its second fund, with assets of R$209m, exceeding their fundraising goal of R$180m. Read more