CADE Approves the Acquisition of 32.7% of CCRR Participações by BTG Pactual (em português)

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(Economia & Negόcios) The Superintendent-General of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) approved on Monday, 27 unrestricted operation between BTG Pactual Principal Investments Investment Fund (FIP BTG Pactual) and CCRR Participações. The fund acquired 32.7% of the total share and voting capital of CCRR. The acquisition will be made through BPMB Ômicron Participações SA, directly controlled by FIP BTG. Read more

IFC Capitalization Fund Invests $100M in Banco G&T Continental to Support SME’s in Central America

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(IFC) December  13, 2012—IFC Capitalization Fund, a fund  managed  by  IFC  Asset Management  Company, signed an investment in Guatemala-based Banco  G&T  Continental,  a  key  player in  Guatemala’s financial sector with operations in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. Read more

Southern Bridge Capital closes SBC Latin America Housing Fund at US$150 million

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(Southern Bridge Capital) November 12, 2012Southern Bridge Capital (“SBC”) is pleased to announce the final closing of the SBC Latin America Housing Fund (the “Fund”) with total commitments of US$150 million. The Fund closed at its hard cap with broad support from a high quality group of institutional investors. Read more

Alsis Latin America Fund Recognized as Top Performer in the Emerging Markets Fund Category

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(Alsis Fund) October 31, 2012 – Alsis Funds, LLC announced that industry publication HFM Week awarded their Alsis Latin America Fund the Top Emerging Markets Fund in the Emerging Markets category. Read more

Search Funds: A New Way to Find Returns

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Search Funds: A New Way to Find Returns

By Michael Shoemaker, Principal, Andino Ventures

When Mario Sicilia entered Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 2007, at the age of 26, he had little idea that less than five years later he would be the CEO of a USD 25 million healthcare logistics provider based in Mexico growing at over 30% a year. Read more

Real Infrastructure Capital Partners Holds First Close for $200M Fund

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(Real Infrastructure Capital) July 17, 2012 – Real Infrastructure Capital Partners LLC (REAL) is pleased to announce the first closing of its Latin Renewables Infrastructure Fund, LP with approximately US $50M of commitments. Read more

Leopard Capital Launches Leopard Haiti Fund to Invest in Haiti’s Private Sector

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(Leopard Capital) July 16, 2012 – Leopard Capital is pleased to announce the successful initial closing of Leopard Haiti Fund (LHF). LHF is the world’s first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Read more

Latin Idea Raises MXN615 Million (US$45.9M) for its latest VC Fund (en español)

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(Fund of Funds) July 13, 2012 – Mexico-based private equity fund manager Latin Idea Ventures has raised MXN615M (US$45.9M) for its latest venture capital fund, Latin Idea Mexico Venture Capital Fund III, through a certificado de capital de desarollo (CKD). Read more

UCG Investments Launches New Latin American Private Equity Fund

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(UCG Investments) July 3rd, 2012 – UCG Investments (“UCGI”), an investment management firm operating from London, Montevideo and Lima which manages over US$750M of real assets in Latin America, announces the first close of its latest private equity fund, Cypanga Latin American Opportunities. Read more

Carlyle launches $125M Peru fund

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(Private Equity International) June 13, 2012 – The Carlyle Group has launched an investment fund targeting investments in Peru, a country that has been attracting attention for its solid growth and relative under-penetration by private equity managers. Read more