Mexico’s Axis Capital Management Raised US$480m

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(Press Release) Mexico’s Axis Capital Management has just raised US$480m (MXN6,500m) for its latest investment vehicle or “CKD,” which will allow Mexican pension funds to invest in private equity.

Advent International Raises US$2.1b Fund, Largest Private Equity Fund Dedicated to Latin America

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(Press Release) Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has received US$2.1b in commitments for Advent Latin American Private Equity Fund VI, reaching the Fund’s hard cap after less than six months in the market. Read more

Alta Ventures Invests in Wanderu

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(PEHUb) Wanderu, a Boston-based travel search engine, providing the simplest way to find and book bus and train travel, announced it has raised US$5.6m in a Series A round of financing from Metamorphic Ventures, Alta Ventures, 500 Startups and others. Read more

KIO Networks Finalizes Acquisition of RedIT

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(PRNewswire) KIO Networks, an international provider of Information Technology services and mission-critical on-demand data centers, has concluded the final regulatory process regarding the acquisition of redIT, an international company specializing in providing IT managed cloud, connectivity, and data center services in the U.S. and Mexico. Mexican PE fund LIV Capital and the Abraaj Group had both backed RedIT. Read more

Mexico’s Axis Capital Management Back in the Market with a Target of MXN6.9bn (US$510m) (en español)

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(Press Release) Axis Capital Management is back with a Target of MXN6.9bn (US$510m). Read more

Chuck E. Cheese buys Peter Piper Pizza

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(PEHub) CEC Entertainment, which is backed by Apollo Global Management, has acquired Peter Piper Pizza. Financial terms weren’t announced. The seller is ACON Investments. Peter Piper is a pizza and entertainment restaurant chain that operates 32 company-owned locations and 115 franchises in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. North Point Advisors provided financial advice to Peter Piper. Read more

Linzor Capital Partners Announces Transaction in Mexico

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(Press Release) Opticas del AH, a Linzor Capital Partners portfolio company, merged with Devlyn Holdings, parent company of Opticas Devlyn, the best-known brand in the Mexican optical industry, creating the largest eyewear retailer in Latin America with 1,170 points of sale. Read more

Capital Índigo Announces PineBridge Investments As Its Newest Investor

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(Press Release) Capital Índigo, a private equity firm based in Mexico City, recently secured an investment by the leading global multi-asset class investment manager, PineBridge Investments. This investment is aimed at the firm’s fund “Índigo I FICAP”, which is focused primarily on growth-equity and mezzanine investments in Mexican mid-sized companies. Read more

Riverstone and EnCap Invest US$225m Each in Mexican Oil and Gas Company

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(PEHub) Riverstone Holdings and EnCap Investments have each committed US$225mto Sierra Oil & Gas, a Mexican exploration and production company. Infraestructura Institucional, a Mexican infrastructure private equity firm, committed US$75m to the company. All three investors have the option to double their existing commitments once initial equity has been deployed. Read more

Nexxus Capital Announces the Initial Public Offering of Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe

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(Press Release) Nexxus Capital today announced the Initial Public Offering of Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe on the Mexican Stock Exchange. HOTEL is a leading platform specifically created to operate and acquire hotels in Mexico. Read more