Altamar Private Equity Opens Office in Chile

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(Altamar) September 5, 21011 – Altamar Private Equity, a leading Southern European Private Equity Fund of Funds manager based in Madrid (Spain) has recently announced that it is opening a new office in Santiago (Chile) during the month of September 2011.  Read more

Warburg goes back to Brazil

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(PEI) March 12, 2010 – Brazil is back on the map for Warburg Pincus, which is putting the finishing touches on a new office in Sao Paolo. Leading the firm’s invigorated Latin American investment effort from Sao Paulo will be Alain Belda, who joined Warburg in mid-2009 as a managing director. Belda was chief executive officer of aluminium giant Alcoa from 2001 to 2008.

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AIG Fund Manager Joins Rohatyn Group

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Former senior vice president of AIG Capital Partners, Claudia Arango has joined the private equity practice at The Rohatyn Group. The Rohatyn Group is a global asset management company focused exclusively on investing in emerging markets.

Mariano Suárez Battán, Captain Melon

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Three_MelonsLatin America PE VC Report spoke with Mariano Suárez Battán, “Captain Melon” (a.k.a. CEO) of Argentine gaming company Three Melons. The company develops online and iPhone games with a social component, using a free-to-play business model. To date Three Melons has received two rounds of seed funding, including a $150,000 angel investment upon startup in 2005, and a $600,000 investment earlier this year by Santander’s Nexo Emprendedor fund along with previous angel investors and company founders. In October 2008, the company’s founders were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs due to their high impact potential.

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An Interview with Mani Saluja and Carlos Heneine, Quilvest Group

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Mani Saluja and Carlos Heneine, who jointly oversee Quilvest’s emerging market private equity program, talk about Quilvest and its experiences and views on emerging market PE in 2009 and beyond.

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Carlyle Mexico Executives Form New Private Equity Firm

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MexicoSeptember 9, 2009-  The team successfully managing the Carlyle Mexico Partners (Carlyle Mexico) fund since 2005, composed of Joaquín Ávila, Rodrigo Fonseca, Miguel Valenzuela and Andrés Obregón, announced the creation of EMX Capital (EMX), an independent firm specialized in the management of private equity investment, with a special focus in Mexico.

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NESsT to Present First Latin America Award for Excellence in Venture Philanthropy to Tim Purcell of Linzor Capital Partners

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NesstNESsT, a pioneer in applying a private equity approach to philanthropy in emerging markets, is presenting its first Latin America Venture Philanthropy Award (the NESsT Golden Egg Award”) to Tim Purcell of Linzor Capital Partners, at the 2009 LAVCA Summit in New York City, September 21.

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