Brazil’s BNDES to Disburse US$19.4b for Infrastructure

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(The Rio Times) Brazil’s Social and Economic Development Bank, BNDES, announced this week it would allocate approximately R$60b (around US$19.4b) from a total of R$170b (approximately US$55b) of disbursements planned for 2015 towards the infrastructure sector. The volume of disbursements for the sector, forty percent of the total made by the Bank, is similar to that seen in 2014, despite the overall deterioration of Brazil’s economic scenario this year. Read more

Grupo Toyota Purchases NovaAgri from P2 Brasil (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) approved Toyota Tsusho Corporation’s purchase of NovaAgri, an infrastructure and logistics branch. Read more

IMF Investors to Acquire a 24.99% Stake in Conmex from OHL Mexico

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(IFM Investors) OHL Mexico, one of the leading groups in the infrastructure sector in Mexico, and IFM Investors, a uniquely-structured global fund manager, have signed today a transaction for the acquisition of a 24.99% stake in Organizacion de Proyectos de Infraestructura (OPI) by IFM Investors. OPI owns Concesionaria Mexiquense (Conmex), the company responsible for the operation of the Circuito Exterior Mexiquense (CEM) toll road in Mexico, which has a remaining concession life of 37 years. With a length of 111 km, this toll road constitutes the north-eastern section of Mexico City’s ring road and is located in a densely populated and industrial area with a high rate of motorization. Read more

Macquarie Capital Forms New Investment Corporation Focused on Latin America Infrastructure Development

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(Businesswire) Macquarie Capital has formed Macquarie Development Corp., a new platform to invest equity in pre-construction infrastructure development projects in Latin America. It is being launched in partnership with China Communication Construction Co. and Banco Modal. Read more

Partners Group to Focus on Americas

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(PEHub) Partners Group has opened a Houston, Texas office to focus on coverage in the U.S. and Latin America. Todd Bright, managing director and head of infrastructure Americas, will head the office. The office is Partners Group’s third in the U.S., and 18th in total. Read more

Macquarie Mulls Latin American Fund

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(Press Release) The A$427bn asset manager intends to use its presence in Mexico as a stepping stone to venture further south. Read more

First infra debt fund begins trading in Brazil

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(PEI) The BRL315m infra debt fund raised by Banco do Brasil’s BB DTVM and two others is the first such vehicle to be listed on the São Paulo stock exchange. 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.

Partners Group Acquires a Majority Stake in Fermaca

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(Press Release) Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has acquired a majority stake in Fermaca on behalf of its clients from Ospraie Management in a transaction of approximately US$750m. Read more

Canada Pension Board Opens Brazil Office, Eyes Real Estate, Infrastructure

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said on Wednesday it will open an office in São Paulo in April, intent on boosting real estate and infrastructure investments in the region even as money is flowing out of emerging markets. Read more