General Atlantic Appoints Martin Escobari, Managing Director in Brazil

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(General Atlantic) January 17, 2012General Atlantic LLC (“GA”), a leading global growth equity firm, today announced that Martin Escobari has joined the firm as a managing director and head of its São Paulo, Brazil office and Latin American investing program. Read more

HSBC Capital Management Team Forms Private Investment Firm Graycliff Partners

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(Graycliff Partners) December 5, 2011 – Graycliff Partners LP announced the completion of its investment advisory arrangements with HSBC to form an independent private investment firm. Read more

In Latin America, A Spinoff From Credit Suisse Is Afoot

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(Wall Street Journal) August 11, 2011 – DLJ South American Partners, an affiliate of Credit Suisse Group, is spinning off to be an independent firm once its debut fund is done with its investment period, Read more

Member Profile: An Interview with Ettore Biagioni, Alothon Group

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Member Profile: An Interview with Ettore Biagioni, Alothon Group

LAVCA recently spoke with Ettore Biagioni, Managing Partner of Alothon Group, about the firm’s recent investments and impressions about the Brazilian market becoming overheated.

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Executive Briefing: LatAm Governments Open the Door to Global Investors

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Executive Briefing: LatAm Governments Open the Door to Global Investors

Global investors who have historically concentrated their emerging market portfolios in Asia are expanding their horizons to Latin America – over the last year I’ve met with a who’s who of international GPs, LPs and funds of funds as they set out for due diligence trips to Sao Paulo, Bogota, Lima or Santiago. Read more

Member Firm Profile: An Interview with leaders of HSBC Capital

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Member Firm Profile: An Interview with leaders of HSBC Capital

The Latin America PE/VC Report spoke with Cristiano Boccia, Head of Private Equity at HSBC Bank Brazil and Stephen Hindmarch, Managing Director of HSBC Capital about its current strategy for private equity investments in Latin America and the effects of a possible spin-out from HSBC Bank.

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Brazil and beyond

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By Staff Writer
Private Equity International

July/August – The “B” of the BRIC acronym is starting to live up to the hype in terms of private equity opportunities. 

Among the deals to be struck in the first half of the year, London-headquartered Apax Partners made its Brazilian debut with a $1 billion investment for a 54 percent stake in Tivit, an integrated IT company. Read more

Member Firm Profile: An Interview with Mauricio Camargo, Altra Investments

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Member Firm Profile: An Interview with Mauricio Camargo, Altra Investments

Mauricio Camargo, Director and Co-Founder of Altra Investments, an investment and management firm focused on the Andean Region and Central America, spoke with LAVCA about launching a firm and developing relationships with institutional investors. Read more

Member Firm Profile: An Interview with Ernest Bachrach, Advent International

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Member Firm Profile: An Interview with Ernest Bachrach, Advent International

The Latin America PE/VC Report spoke with Ernest Bachrach, Managing Partner and Co-Head of Latin America for Advent International. Founded in 1984, the firm recently raised the largest-ever private equity fund dedicated to the region.

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Warburg goes back to Brazil

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(PEI) March 12, 2010 – Brazil is back on the map for Warburg Pincus, which is putting the finishing touches on a new office in Sao Paolo. Leading the firm’s invigorated Latin American investment effort from Sao Paulo will be Alain Belda, who joined Warburg in mid-2009 as a managing director. Belda was chief executive officer of aluminium giant Alcoa from 2001 to 2008.

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