BNDESPar to Invest Up to R$600m in PE/VC Funds (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) In 2016, Brazil’s BNDESPar will commit up to R$600m across five PE/VC funds investing in logistics, energy, renewable energy, and innovation. Read more

Member Profile: Michael Harrington & Mike Till, Actis

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Member Profile: Michael Harrington & Mike Till, Actis

LAVCA caught up with Mike Till, Co-Head of Actis’ Energy Business and Michael Harrington, Partner of Actis’ Energy Business to learn more about the energy needs in Latin America and the opportunity for alternative energy and power generation. As Head of Actis’ new Mexico Office, Harrington also spoke to the extensive reform of its energy market which adds momentum to Actis’ investment thesis in the power sector. Read more

CDPQ Appoints Alonso García-Tamés as Managing Director of CDPQ México and Head of Latin America

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(Press Release) Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alonso García-Tamés as Managing Director of CDPQ’s México subsidiary, CDPQ México, and Head of Latin America. Read more

The Rohatyn Group and BK Partners Raise MXN775m (US$43m) for Balam Fund

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(Press Release) The Rohatyn Group and BK Partners have raised MXN775m (US$43m) for Balam Fund I, a private equity fund that will invest in the renewable energy sector in Mexico. Read more

Mexico Development Partners Announces Strategic Alliance in the Education Industry

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(Press Release)Mexico Development Partners announced that it has formed a Strategic Alliance with UI Universidad Internacional de Estudios Superiores A.C. to improve quality of its facilities and curriculum, strengthen its ties with the business community, and expand its network of campuses. Read more

Brazilian Private Equity Firm Said to Raise US$188m

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(DealBook) Aqua Capital, a private equity firm based in São Paulo, has raised US$188m for its second fund, according to two people briefed on its efforts. Read more

Certificados de Proyectos Are No Substitute for CKDs (en español)

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(El Financiero) Mexico’s newest private equity investment vehicle, Certificados de proyectos de inversión (Cerpis), will indeed be used to finance projects and investments in companies, but will not eliminate the use of previous investment vehicles known as CKDs (certificados de capital de desarrollo) says the National Banking and Securities Commission. Read more

Invest Tech Closes 3 IT Investments in 2 Months (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Invest Tech has announced investments in: information security company Aker; e-Construmarket, which provides online business services for civil construction companies; and an undisclosed company. Read more

L Catterton Invests in Latin American Gym Chain Bodytech

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(PeHub) L Catterton made a growth capital investment in Bogota, Colombia-based Bodytech Corp, the second-largest gym company in Latin America. Bodytech is the first investment by the L Catterton Latin America fund. Read more

TMG Capital Acquires 25% of Brazil’s Bacio di Latte (em português)

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(PFOlha de S.Paulo) TMG Capital has acquired a 25% stake in Brazilian ice cream company Bacio di Latte. Read more