ACON Investments Partners with Citla Energy

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(Press Release) Citla Energy S.A.P.I. de C.V., an independent oil and gas company with offices in Mexico City and Houston, Texas (“Citla”), announced today that it has partnered with affiliates of ACON Investments, L.L.C. (“ACON”) to actively explore opportunities to participate in the opening of the Mexican energy sector, with a focus on exploration and production (“E&P”) activities. Read more

Equity International-led Consortium Announces New Investment in Grupo Acosta Verde

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(Press Release) Equity International (EI), the privately held investor and builder of leading real estate companies outside of the United States, announced today the closing of a new investment in Grupo Acosta Verde, a family-owned developer, owner and manager of shopping centers in Mexico. Read more

KKR Appoints Luis Téllez as Senior Advisor

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(Press Release) KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the appointment of Luis Téllez, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of The Mexican Stock Exchange (MSE), as a Senior Advisor to the firm, effective immediately. Read more

ALLVP Speeds Up Medica Santa Carmen’s Growth with a MXN$100m Investment

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(Press Release) Through its second vehicle, Venture Innovation Fund II, and along with Nacional Monte de Piedad, ALLVP announced its investment in Medica Santa Carmen SAPI de CV. The US$7m (more than MXN$100m pesos) investment round will allow the company to grow from 3 to 25 clinics in 2019. Read more

Beyond The Maquiladora: A Look At Mexico’s Startup Scene

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(TechCrunch) It doesn’t take an advanced finance degree to understand why Mexico is projected–by Goldman Sachs, among others–to represent the world’s fifth largest economy by 2050. Read more

BlackRock, First Reserve to Acquire Equity Stake of US$900m in Mexican Pipeline

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(Press Release) BlackRock and First Reserve have entered into a definitive agreement with P.M.I., a wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos, to acquire approximately forty-five percent equity interest in two natural gas pipelines, Los Ramones Phase II North and Los Ramones Phase II South. Upon closing, these will be the first major PEMEX-sponsored midstream assets to be built in partnership with foreign capital since the approval of Mexico’s historic Constitutional Energy Reform in 2013. Read more

Accel Invests US$100m in QMC (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) A group of investors led by american private equity firm Accel Partners made an investment of US$100m in QMC Telecom International, a company that builds and manages mobile phone towers. Read more

Netshoes Receives US$45m Investment from Riverwood Capital & the IFC (em português)

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(E-Commerce News) Netshoes announced receiving a third investment of US$45m from Riverwood Capital, a venture capital fund specializing in technology, and the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank. Read more

ALL Venture Partners Makes a Rapid Move into the Services Energy Sector

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(Press Release) ALL Venture Partners announces its investment in Estrategia Energia Electrica’s Seed Series through its second fund Venture Innovation Fund II. The company is a pioneer of electricity trading in Mexico aiming to become the leading platform as a power broker-dealer and intermediary between private energy producers and mid-size consumers in Mexico. Read more

ACON Investments Completes Investment in BetterWare

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(Press Release) ACON Investments, L.L.C. and its affiliates (“ACON”) announced today that it has completed an investment in certain affiliates of BetterWare de México (“BetterWare” or the “Company”). BetterWare is the leading direct seller of home organization products in Mexico. ACON’s investment in BetterWare supports existing management, led by its President and CEO, Mr. Luis Campos, to help the Company continue its rapid growth. Read more