(Press Release) Linzor Capital Partners (“Linzor”) is pleased to announce the final closing of its third fund, Linzor Capital Partners III, L.P. (“LCP III” or the “Fund”), held on May 14th with $621 million in aggregate capital commitments. Read more
(DowJones) Advent International is weighing opening an office in Lima, Peru, following the successful close of its US$2.1b Latin America fund last week. The firm, which closed the fund on its hard cap on Nov. 6, is currently in negotiations over a “few deals” in Peru, which if successful, could see the firm open an office in the Peruvian capital, according to Latin America-based Managing Partner Patrice Etlin. Read more at Dow Jones.
(Pulso Social) Movile, the Brazilian internet conglomerate, is placing all bets on the Latin American consumer. After raising US$55m to finance their plan to “unify the electronic market by making the shopping experience easier and better for all,” Movile has just invested US$2m in CinePapaya, Peru’s mobile movie ticket vendor and start-up. Read more
(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
(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