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

IFC Invests US$7 Million in Global E-Commerce Payment System SafetyPay

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(Pulso Social) World Bank Group member IFC has invested US$7 million in SafetyPay, a Latin America-focused global payment solution that allows consumers to make online purchases from merchants worldwide. Read more

Mexico, Peru and Colombia Rise as Key Targets for Private Equity

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(Nearshore Americas) The private equity market in Latin America has traditionally lagged behind many other areas of the world – but that trend is clearly beginning to change. As Reuters recently reported, Bain Capital is the latest big equity firm to consider creating a Latin America-focused investment fund, following the example of peers like Carlyle Group and Advent International Corp.

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Eventioz Receives US$ 1.5m Investments from Kaszek Ventures (em português)

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(Investimentos y Noticias) Private equity fund Siguler Guff & Company, which has over $ 12 billion of assets under management around the world, is targeting a $ 300 million Brazilian fund to start investing in 2014. The companies that will receive capital should be from the consumer, healthcare, education, mining and infrastructure sectors. Read more

Wayra Perú Launches Tourism Incubator, Andes Factory

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(Pulso Social) Early this May, Wayra Peru launched Andes Factory, a technology incubator for socially responsible tourism industry. The number of tourists in Peru is expected to reach 3 million tourists in 2013, according to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism. Read more

Nexus Group raises $600m for NG Capital Partners II, L.P.

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(Press Release) Lima, Peru – Nexus Group, a pioneer of private equity in Peru, is pleased to announce that its second institutional fund, NG Capital Partners II, L.P., held its final closing on Friday, April 26th. NG reached the Fund’s hard cap of $600 million, exceeding its $500 million fundraising target. The Fund will invest primarily in Peru with the flexibility to execute investments in the Andean region. Read more

Perú Capital Network, the first Angel Network in Peru (en español)

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(Pulso Social) Peru Capital Network (PCN) is a program launched by Instituto Invertir, which was founded in 2010. PCN seeks to support entrepreneurs in their development and in their search for potential investors. It should be noted that this program is the first angel network in Peru, and the first network to form a strategic alliance with Chile Global Angels and another group of prominent specialists in the private equity market. Read more