Chile’s Falabella Buys Peruvian Home Improvement Chain for US$490m

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(Reuters) Chile-based retailer Falabella said on Wednesday it had bought leading Peruvian home improvement chain Maestro for about US$490m as it seeks to increase its presence in Peru’s fast-growing economy. Read more

The Abraaj Group Successfully Exits Peru’s Iasacorp

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(Press Release) The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, today announced the successful exit of its investment in Iasacorp International, a prominent Peru-based retailer specializing in women’s accessories. Iasacorp operates store brands such as Do It!, Do It! Kids and Glitter. Read more

Axon Sells its Shares in ClickDelivery with a Return of Nearly 4x

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(Press Release) Axon Partners Group has exited ClickDelivery, the leading online food delivery service in the Andean Region, with Delivery Hero, one of the global leaders in the online food-ordering industry, becoming majority shareholders in the growing company. Read more

Linio, Rocket Internet’s Amazon Play In Latin America, Rakes In Another $79M

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(TechCrunch) Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based e-commerce incubator, is today announcing the latest chapter in its strategy to build out businesses in emerging countries. Linio, an Amazon-style e-commerce marketplace active in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru, has raised an additional $79 million (€58 million), led by new investor Northgate Capital and Access Industries. The company says the financing will be used to expand its footprint to other large Latin American markets like Chile and beyond. Read more

JV Resguardo and The Carlyle Group Partner to Expand Liderman and Claves 3 Brands Regionally

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(Carlyle) Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group announced they have entered into a partnership to expand the Peruvian brands Liderman and Clave 3 to more countries in the region leveraging the brands’ successful business model and culture. Read more

Apax Plans Investments in Brazil

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(WSJ) U.K-based private-equity firm Apax Partners LLP plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in Brazilian companies in the next 12 to 18 months, an executive of the firm said. Read more

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Acquires Additional 23.6% Stake in Peruvian Pipeline

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(Press Release) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of a 23.6% equity stake in Transportadora de Gas del Perú S.A. Read more

Neuberger Berman Favors Private Equity in Latin America

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(WSJ) Neuberger Berman, the former asset-management firm of Lehman Brothers Holdings that is now majority-owned by its employees, is hoping to seize private equity opportunities in Latin America. Read more

“If you have an internet solution and you’re not thinking at least regionally, there’s a problem:” Diego Serebrisky

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(Pulso Social) To chat with Diego Serebrisky is to speak wiht on of the authorities on matters of investment and venture capital in Latin America. Read more

Nexus Group Acquires Packaging Company, San Miguel Industrias PET S.A.

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(SEMANAeconômica) Nexus Group, S.A., a Peru-based private equity firm, acquired the majority of outstanding share capital of San Miguel Industrias PET S.A., a corporation organized under the laws of the Republic of Peru. Read more