Patria First to Finish Line in Brazil Fundraising Marathon

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(PEHub) Patria Investimentos, the Brazil-focused private equity shop backed by The Blackstone Group, has emerged first among a group of contenders raising money for new Brazil funds. Read more

Venture Partners Mexico Launches Its Second Fund

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Press Release) Venture Partners Mexico announces the first closing of its second fund, Venture Innovation Fund II. The firm will focus on service innovation in health care, financial services, mobility and consumer internet; while its investment criteria will weight scalability, superior management, sustained traction and exit potential. Read more

Blackstone-backed Patria nears US$1.5b final close for Brazilian buyout fund

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(Alt Assets) Brazilian private equity firm Patria Investimentos is within a whisker of its US$1.5bn target for its latest buyout fund. Read more at Alt Assets

Patria Investimentos Passes Halfway Mark for Latest Real Estate Fund

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(Alt Assets) Brazilian private equity firm Patria Investimentos has passed the halfway mark for its latest real estate fund, according to regulatory filings. Read more at Alt Assets

Embraer Creates R$131m Fund for the Aerospace Sector (em português)

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(Economia) Embraer announced on Wednesday the launch of a private equity fund for the aerospace sector in conjunction with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) and two other partners, with initial capital of R$131m. Read more

Patria Investimentos, Backed by Blackstone Group, Back in Market

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(PEHub) Patria Investimentos, backed by The Blackstone Group, is aiming for a first close on its fifth private equity fund this month as fundraising for Brazilian private equity is expected to heat up, according to two people with knowledge of the fundraising. Read more

Riverwood Eyes US$1.25b Hard Cap on Fund II

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(PEHub) Riverwood Capital has raised about US$1b for its second fund, already hitting its target as the firm now eyes its US$1.25b hard cap, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. Read more

Darby Private Equity Nears Final Closing for Brazilian Infra Vehicle

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(Alt Assets) Emerging markets-focused Darby Private Equity is nearing a final close for a Brazilian-focused infrastructure fund. Read more at Alt Assets.

Brazil’s BTG Eyes US$1.5b Fundraise

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(Alt Assets) Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual is seeking US$1.5b for a new private equity fund. Read more at Alt Assets.

HarbourVest Closes Direct Co-Investment Fund Above Target at US$1b

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(Press Release) HarbourVest Partners announced the final close of HarbourVest Partners 2013 Direct Fund, a global direct co-investment fund, at US$1b. The fund closed above its US$750m target and was oversubscribed. Read more