Abraaj Group’s to Raise US$200m in Consumer through First CKD (en español)

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(El Financiero) Private Equity Fund Abraaj Group is raising its first Certificado de Capital (CKD) in the Mexican market with the expectation of raising US$200m to invest in businesses that could see themselves being favored by the growing private consumer. Read more

Northgate Acquires a Stake in Mexican Entertainment Parks Manager Grupo Diniz (en español)

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(Sentido Común) PE/VC investment firm Northgate has acquired a 49% stake in owner of Recórcholis parks Grupo Diniz. Read more

Lottus Capital Partners Invests in Universidad Tres Culturas

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(AMEXCAP) Lottus Capital Partners, through its subsidiary Lottus Education, announced today its investment in Universidad Tres Culturas. With this partnership, Lottus aims to accelerate UTC’s mission to become one of the leading universities in Mexico with a strong brand recognition for academic excellence and affordable education. Read more

Brazilian PSafe Receives Investment of US$30m (em português)

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(ComputerWorld) Brazil’s PSafe received an investment of US$30m from Redpoint eVentures, Pinnacle Ventures and Redpoint eVentures. Read more

Genomma Lab Announces Sale of Controlling Stake in Grupo Marzam to Moench Coöperatief (en español)

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(Press Release) Genomma Lab International entered into an agreement to sell majority participation in Grupo Comercial y Industrial Marzam to Duth private equity firm, Moench Coöperatief. Read more

Mexico’s kubo.financiero “People Investing in People” Receives Approval from CNBV

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(Press Release) kubo.financiero has become the first Mexican P2P lending platform regulated by the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV). This would allow individuals to apply for credit via internet and others to invest in their projects obtaining yields superior to those offered by financial institutions. Read more

General Atlantic Opens Mexico City Office and Expands Local Presence in Latin America

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(Press Release) General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that it has opened an office in Mexico City, its second office in Latin America. Under the leadership of General Atlantic’s dedicated Mexican-born investment team, the Mexico City office will work closely with the firm’s larger Latin American team, its Brazil office, and the entire General Atlantic global network. Read more

Actis Opens Office in Mexico City

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(PEHub) Actis said Tuesday it has opened an office in Mexico City. Actis focuses on emerging markets with investments in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Other Actis offices are located in Sao Paulo, Cairo, Beijing, Mumbai, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, Delhi, New York, Lagos and Singapore. Read more

Nexxus Capital´s Price Travel Acquires Los Tiquetes Más Baratos

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(Press Release) Nexxus Capital today announced that through its portfolio company, Price Travel, it acquired Los Tiquetes Más Baratos, an international retailer of tourism services based in Colombia. Read more

Nexxus Capital Completes Investment in AGS NASOFT

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(Press Release) Nexxus Capital announced that through Nexxus VI Trust and Nexxus Capital Private Equity VI, L.P. (jointly “Nexxus VI” or the “Fund”) has completed its investment in AGS NASOFT México S.A. de C.V. (“AGS NASOFT”) and has acquired a stake of 28.61% in AGS NASOFT, a multiregional IT services company specialized in critical IT development and support services, as well as SAP implementation services. Read more