Online Mexican Lending Platform Konfio Raises US$8m in New VC Funding

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(PEHub) Konfio, an online Mexican lending platform, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund led the round, and was joined by Quona Capital, QED Investors, Kaszek Ventures, and Jaguar Ventures. Read more

Capital Invent & ON Ventures Invest US$800k in TiZKKA (en español)

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(Dinero en Imagen) Capital Invent, ON Ventures, and a group of Mexican angel investors have invested $800K in Mexican social network TiZKKA. Read more

Argentina-based Online LatAm Real Estate Platform Properati Raises US$2m

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(Press Release) Argentina-based Properati, the Latin American online and mobile solution for the real estate market, announced it has received a US$2m investment from Neveq II, NXTP Labs, and Telor International Limited. With this new round the company has raised a total investment of US$4.2m since it was founded in February 2013 and plans to consolidate its regional presence in Mexico and Brazil. Read more

Northgate Capital Mexico Applies for Third CKD (en español)

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(El Economista) Northgate Capital Mexico is readying its third CKD. This vehicle will target MXN$5b in commitments and is expected to be listed on Mexico’s BMV in Q3 2016. Read more

Dila Capital Acquires Stake in Yadatex (en español)

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(Press Release-AMEXCAP) Dila Capital and a group of angel investors have acquired a minority stake in Yadatex, a Mexican textile manufacturer. Read more

Mexico’s Luuna Receives MXN$15m from Mountain Nazca (en español)

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(Forbes Mexico) Mexican mattress e-commerce Start-up, Luuna, received MXN$15m from Mountain NAZCA with aims to expand throughout Mexico. Read more

BlackRock to Launch First LatAm Infra Fund

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(Reuters) BlackRock targets 2016 launch for LatAm infrastructure fund. BlackRock Inc is accelerating its push in Latin America, making plans for its first launch of a private equity infrastructure fund targeting that market. Read more

Advent International Appoints Enrique Pani as Mexico City Managing Director

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(Press Release) Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that Enrique Pani has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Mexico City office. Mr. Pani will work alongside Luis Solórzano, head of Mexico for Advent, and 12 other investment professionals in the office. Today, Advent has the largest dedicated private equity team in Latin America, with 41 investment professionals working from offices in Mexico City, Bogotá and São Paulo. Read more

Advent International Acquires Mexico’s Viakem

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(Press Release) Advent has agreed to acquire VIAKEM, a Mexican manufacturer of fine chemicals for the global agrochemical industry. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016. Read more

Mexican Fintech Startup Kueski Raises US$35m

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(Businesswire) Kueski has closed a US$35M round of equity and debt funding. The $10M equity investment was co-led by investors Richmond Global Ventures, Rise Capital, CrunchFund and Variv Capital, with participation from Victory Park Capital and existing investors Angel Ventures Mexico, Core Ventures Group and Auria Capital. Read more