Vinci Targets US$500m-US$700m for an Infrastructure-Focused Fund

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(Bloomberg) Vinci Partners is reportedly in the market targeting US$500m to US$700m in capital commitments for a fund that will target infrastructure opportunities in Brazil. Read more

Pátria Investimentos Invests in Odata (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Pátria Investimentos, through its infrastructure arm P2Brasil, has made an initial commitment of R$200m to newly established Brazilian data center company Odata. This is Pátria’s debut investment in this space. Read more

Bozano Investimentos Raises First Dollar-Denominated PE Fund

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(PEI) Bozano Investimentos is in the market raising its first dollar-denominated PE fund, Bozano Growth Capital Fund, which has a US$300m target and a US$350m hard-cap. Read more

BNDES to Commit R$550m to Five Fund Managers (em português)

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(BNDES) In an effort to promote the development of the infrastructure, technology, education, healthcare, and social impact sectors, among others, Brazil’s development bank BNDES will make aggregate capital commitments of up to R$550m to fund managers Vox Capital, Macquarie, Global Environment Fund, Antera, and DLM Private Equity. Read more

BlackRock to Launch First LatAm Infra Fund

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(Reuters) BlackRock targets 2016 launch for LatAm infrastructure fund. BlackRock Inc is accelerating its push in Latin America, making plans for its first launch of a private equity infrastructure fund targeting that market. Read more

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

Kinea Makes Debt Investment in Education Company Uninter Educacional (em português)

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(Isto e Dinheiro) Kinea Private Equity has made a convertible debt investment in Brazilian education company Uninter Educacional. 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