MIT Sloan Launches G-Lab in Peru in Search of Startups (en español)

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(El Comercio) MIT Sloan’s Global Entrepreneurship Labs opened in Mexico with the goal of solving critical challenges startups and fast growing companies face. Read more

Member Profile: Edgar Enrique Sandoval, Kandeo

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Member Profile: Edgar Enrique Sandoval, Kandeo

LAVCA caught up with Edgar Enrique Sandoval, Partner and CFO of Kandeo, to learn more about their core markets (Colombia, Mexico, and Peru) and how the integration of these economies as a result of the Pacific Alliance is creating an opportunity for mid-market private equity.
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Advent’s Grupo Biotoscana Acquires Laboratorio LKM

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(Press Release) Pharmaceutical company, Grupo Biotoscana SL in Latin America controlled by Advent International, announced it has completed the acquisition of Laboratorio LKM, a specialty pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Argentina. Read more

Sigma SAFI’s Chilena Colbún Acquires Peru’s Fenix Power

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(Gestión) An investor consortium composed of Chilean utility company Colbún, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Sigma SAFI’s Infrastructure Fund has acquired thermoelectric power generation company Fenix Power Perú. Read more

LIV Capital Invests in Linio (en español)

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(BMV) LIV Capital made a follow-on investment in Mexico-based e-commerce platform Linio. Read more

LAVCA Comments on Separately Managed Accounts to Peruvian Superintendencia de Banca y Seguros

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In response to the recently published draft resolution and information on Separately Managed Accounts, LAVCA produced a letter which carefully reviews Peruvian regulation on separately managed accounts and makes specific recommendations on each article of the resolution Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: Pedro Neira, CEO & Founder, Dating LATAM

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Entrepreneur Profile: Pedro Neira, CEO & Founder, Dating LATAM

LAVCA heard from Pedro Neira, CEO & Founder of Peru-based startup Dating LATAM about his experience as an entrepreneur and how his track record has helped to raise local and international capital. Read more

George Soros Puts Money on Latin America Hotels

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(WSJ) Billionaire George Soros’s investment firm has agreed to spend up to $300 million on an Argentine hotel company’s Latin America expansion, a vote of confidence in a region that has been suffering slow economic growth and waning investor interest. Read more

Trocafone Receives R$12m Investment to Expand to Argentina (em português)

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(E-Commerce) Trocafone, a Brazilian e-commerce startup, received a R$12m investment round from Wayra, 500 Startups, Lumia Capital Ventures and Quasar. Read more

Nexus Sold 9.94% Stake in Cineplanet (en español)

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(El Comercio) Peru’s Nexus Group has sold a 9.94% stake in Cineplex, which owns movie theater chain Cineplanet. Read more