Cventures Primus Announces First Investment in Florianópolis

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(Portal da Ilha) Cventures announced the first investment of the Fund Cventures Primus, which has R$83m to invest in startups in the ICT sector, health, energy and new media. Read more

Itaú fund Kinea invests R$100M in health imaging group Delfin

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(Valor International) November 22, 2012 – Grupo Delfin, a network of six health imaging clinics in the Northeast region, has agreed to sell a stake to Kinea, the alternative fund manager of bank Itaú Unibanco. Read more

Aureos invests US$10M in leading Mexican clinical research organization

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(Aureos Capital) July 19, 2012 – The Aureos Latin America Fund (ALAF) today announced an investment of US$10M in Mexico’s leading clinical research organization (CRO), Investigación Farmacológica y Biofarmacéutica (IFaB). ALAF is a fund established by Aureos Capital Limited, a leading small and mid-cap private equity fund manager investing in global growth markets. Read more

Bionexo Announces Partnership with Insight Venture Partners

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(Bionexo) July 17, 2012 – Bionexo, the biggest electronic business community for the health care industry in Latin America and Europe, integrating hundreds of hospitals and the whole production chain through its web platform, has announced a growth capital investment from Insight Venture Partners. Read more

Intel Capital and Catalyst Invest in Minha Vida, largest health and wellness portal in Brazil

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(Intel Capital) April 9, 2012 – Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment and M&A organization, and Catalyst, an investment fund created by Endeavor to support companies in its portfolio, have announced an investment in the Minha Vida (“My Life”) health and wellness portal. Read more

Linzor Capital sells 6% stake in Cruz Blanca (en español)

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(Diario Financiero) March 3, 2012 — Linzor Capital Partners, led by Tim Purcell and Charles Ingham, has sold a 6% participation, estimated at US$40M, in Cruz Blanca. Celfin Capital acted as financial advisor in the sale. Linzor remains the second largest shareholder in Cruz Blanca after Grupo Said. Read more

Beamonte Investments Acquires Mexico-based CITEC ING

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(Beamonte Investments) January 19, 2012 – Beamonte Investments, the leading Investment firm of Boston, announced that it has acquired the Mexican based company that offers an inclusive set of pharmaceutical services, CITEC ING. The acquisition has been completed, while the transaction value was not disclosed. Read more

Intel Capital Invests in Brazilian Healthcare Technology Company Pixeon

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(Intel Capital) December 19, 2011 – Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment and M&A organization, has made its first Latin American healthcare IT investment in Pixeon, a medical imaging software company. Headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil, Pixeon specializes in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: An Interview with Jaime Cater, Health Digital Systems

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Entrepreneur Profile: An Interview with Jaime Cater, Health Digital Systems

Jaime Cater, CEO of Mexico-based Health Digital Systems (HDS) recently spoke with LAVCA about how changes and inefficiencies in the health care system opened up opportunities for entrepreneurs. Read more

Advent Invests In Argentina’s Laboratorio LKM

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(Advent International)  August 19, 2011 – Advent International, the global private equity firm, announced that it has agreed to make a strategic investment in Laboratorio LKM S.A. (LKM), a leading specialty pharmaceutical manufacturer in Argentina. Read more