H.I.G. Capital Completes Strategic Investment in Halex Istar and Isofarma

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(BUSINESS WIRE) H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with US$19bn in AUM, announced a strategic investment in Halex Istar to facilitate the acquisition of Isofarma, both leading manufacturers of pharmaceutical parenteral solutions in Brazil. 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

Colombia to Let Pension Funds Invest 20% in Alternative Assets

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(Reuters) Colombia will soon allow pension funds to invest up to 20% of their assets in real estate, commodities, private equity, hedge funds and other alternative investments. Read more

JPMorgan Finalizing Sale of Brazil’s Gavea Back to Founder Fraga

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(Bloomberg) JPMorgan Chase & Co. is in the final stages of selling its Brazil private-equity and hedge-fund company Gavea Investimentos Ltda. back to the firm’s founding partners, which include former central bank president Arminio Fraga. Read more

PE Fund Tech II Buys 43.7% of Brazil’s Quality Software (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Brazilian company Quality Software, which provides outsourced IT services, has announced a new investment round for R$42m from Invest Tech, BNDESPar, and the company’s former CEO. Read more