Capital Indigo invests in Indigo Proambiental

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(Press Release) Capital Indigo announced that its fund “Indigo 1 FICAP” made on June 4, 2014 an investment in Indigo Proambiental SAPI de CV. Read more

IFC invests in Capital Índigo

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(Press Release) Capital Índigo secured an investment by the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) in its fund “Índigo I FICAP”, which is focused primarily on growth-equity and mezzanine investments in Mexican companies. The IFC participation will be instrumental for the ongoing implementation of the Fund’s investment thesis. Read more

Advance Real Estate Announces US$250 Million of New Equity Capital for Mexican Industrial Property Expansion

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(Press Release) Advance Real Estate, an industrial property developer in Central Mexico, announced today US$250 million in new equity capital to expand its portfolio. The equity comes from an asset-level joint venture with one of Canada’s largest pension funds and will support the development of 800,000 square meters (approximately 8.4 million square feet) of new gross leasable area. This investment follows on the October 2013 entity-level investment from Equity International (EI), the Chicago-based institutional real estate investment company led by Sam Zell and Tom Heneghan. Read more

Mexico energy laws likely to be approved by early August -senator

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(Reuters) Mexican laws that lay out the fine print of a landmark energy sector overhaul approved last year should be passed by lawmakers in early August at the latest, a ruling party senator said on Tuesday. Read more

Linio, Rocket Internet’s Amazon Play In Latin America, Rakes In Another $79M

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(TechCrunch) Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based e-commerce incubator, is today announcing the latest chapter in its strategy to build out businesses in emerging countries. Linio, an Amazon-style e-commerce marketplace active in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru, has raised an additional $79 million (€58 million), led by new investor Northgate Capital and Access Industries. The company says the financing will be used to expand its footprint to other large Latin American markets like Chile and beyond. Read more

Mexico’s Actinver raises $62.3m for new private equity fund

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(Bloomberg) Corp. Actinver SAB said it raised US$62.3m for a new Mexico-focused private-equity fund, joining KKR & Co. and General Atlantic LLC in exploring opportunities as the country revamps its oil industry. Read more

OpenGate Capital Acquires Damovo Mexico and Brazil Operations

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(Press Release) OpenGate Capital, a global private investment firm, announced today that it has acquired the shares owned in Damovo Mexico SA de CV and Damovo Do Brasil SA by the Damovo Group. The businesses are highly specialized Internet Protocol (IP) and Unified Communications (UC) systems integrators serving blue chip customers throughout Latin America. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read more

Wynnchurch Capital acquires US Manufacturing Corporation

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(PE Hub) Wynnchurch Capital has acquired U.S. Manufacturing Corporation. Based in Warren, MI and Guanajuato, Mexico, USM is a manufacturer of highly engineered extruded products and solutions for a variety of industrial markets. Read more

Venture Partners Mexico Launches Its Second Fund

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Press Release) Venture Partners Mexico announces the first closing of its second fund, Venture Innovation Fund II. The firm will focus on service innovation in health care, financial services, mobility and consumer internet; while its investment criteria will weight scalability, superior management, sustained traction and exit potential. Read more

PE Firm Southern Cross Acquires Magazine Owner Grupo Expansion

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(Mergers & Acquisitions) Southern Cross Group is buying Mexico’s Grupo Expansion from Time Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Read more