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

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

Advent International to Acquire a Stake in Grupo Financiero Mifel

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(Press Release) Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has agreed to acquire a stake, through a capital injection, in Grupo Financiero Mifel (“Mifel”), a leading Mexican bank serving the mass-affluent retail segment. The transaction, subject to regulatory approval and certain closing conditions, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2015. Read more

Mexico’s Fondo de Fondos Raises US$250m for a New CKD Vehicle (en español)

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(Press Release) Mexico’s Fondo de Fondos has just raised US$250m for a new CKD vehicle, which will make both fund investments and co-investments in private equity, infrastructure and real estate. Read more

ALL Venture Partners Invests in Farmacias Personalizadas

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(Press Release) ALL Ventures Partners announced a Series A investment of US$3.33m in Mexican speciality pharmacy, Farmacias Personalizados. Read more

Another LatAm Bet For Seaya Ventures With US$4M Investment In Price Comparison Site ComparaGuru

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(TechCrunch) Chalk this up as Seaya Ventures’ third investment in Latin America. After backing online takeout delivery service SinDelantal.Mx, and Uber competitor Cabify, the Spanish VC is placing a US$4m bet on Mexican price comparison site ComparaGuru. Read more

Just Eat Acquires Mexican Online Take-Out Ordering Service SinDelantal.Mx

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(TechCrunch) They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but in the case of Just Eat’s latest acquisition, that is exactly what has just happened: The online take-out ordering behemoth (and recently publicly listed company) has acquired Mexico’s SinDelantal.Mx to add to its Latin American presence and keep up the pressure on Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda. Read more

Beamonte Investments to Acquire Venture Academy

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(Global Newswire) Beamonte Investments, along with is affiliate, Beamonte Mexico Holdings SAPI de CV (“Beamonte”), announced it has invested in Venture Academy, an educational platform for training entrepreneurs how to raise money through a four day intensive boot camp designed to provide attendees with the information, guidance, and advice to run their businesses. After the closing, Venture Academy will be a wholly owned by Beamonte. Read more

IMF Investors to Acquire a 24.99% Stake in Conmex from OHL Mexico

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(IFM Investors) OHL Mexico, one of the leading groups in the infrastructure sector in Mexico, and IFM Investors, a uniquely-structured global fund manager, have signed today a transaction for the acquisition of a 24.99% stake in Organizacion de Proyectos de Infraestructura (OPI) by IFM Investors. OPI owns Concesionaria Mexiquense (Conmex), the company responsible for the operation of the Circuito Exterior Mexiquense (CEM) toll road in Mexico, which has a remaining concession life of 37 years. With a length of 111 km, this toll road constitutes the north-eastern section of Mexico City’s ring road and is located in a densely populated and industrial area with a high rate of motorization. Read more