Latin America Looks To Spur Later-Stage Venture Investments

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(TechCrunch) The seeds of a venture investment scene are beginning to sprout at the early stage in Latin America, and now countries like Colombia and Chile are taking steps to make sure young companies can take root. Read more

Bozano Captures R$800m for Education Focused Portfolio (em português)

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(Baguete) Fund manager Bozano Investments concluded the closing of R$800m for a new fund through to repeat its success in searching for active players in the education sector. Read more

Axxon Closes US$400m for its Third Fund (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Investment fund Axxon successfully closed US$400m for its third fund. Southern Cross, Confrapar, NEO Investments and Leblon Equities are also expected to be in the market raising capital for new funds. Read more

IFC Agrees to Invest Up to US$10m in LAFISE’s Fund CASEIF

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(Press Release) International Finance Corporation (IFC) agreed to invest up to US$10m in LAFISE’s fund, CASEIF III LP. Read more

Linzor Capital Raises US$621m Latin America Focused Fund

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(Press Release) Linzor Capital Partners (“Linzor”) is pleased to announce the final closing of its third fund, Linzor Capital Partners III, L.P. (“LCP III” or the “Fund”), held on May 14th with $621 million in aggregate capital commitments. Read more

BTG Pactual Asset Management Raises US$860m Timberland Fund

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(Press Release) – BTG Pactual Asset Management announced that it has successfully finalized the fundraising of the BTG Pactual Brazil Timberland Fund I (the “Fund”) with equity commitments totaling US$860m, creating a fund to invest in timberland in Brazil and other countries in Latin America. Read more

Carlyle Group Closes Second ‘Local’ Brazil Fund

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The Carlyle Group said it has wrapped up its second “local” Brazil fund on R$700m (US$237.8m). The new fund is larger than its predecessor, but fell short of its target. Read more

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 closed at 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