Lupatech Plans to Sell Up to 700 Million Reais of New Stock

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(Bloomberg) December 29, 2011 – Lupatech SA (LUPA3), a Brazilian provider of oil equipment and services that is selling assets to meet debt payments, said it will offer as much as 700 million reais ($374 million) of new stock. Read more

Executive Briefing: Going Public

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Executive Briefing: Going Public

In October, a special task force comprised of VCs, CEOs, investors and investment bankers issued a report citing a crisis in the US IPO market, particularly for new listings under $50m. I heard Kate Mitchell of Scale Ventures talk about the report at a meeting in Israel, and it got me thinking about the IPO market in Latin America. Read more

Carlyle-controlled CVC Plans to Hold IPO on BMFBovespa

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(Dow Jones) August 8, 2011 – The controlling shareholder of Brazilian travel agency CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens SA is planning an initial public offering on the Brazilian Stock Exchange, the BMFBovespa Read more

PE-backed Cruz Blanca Debuts on Chile Bourse, Raises $233.8 Mln

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(Dow Jones) June 23, 2011 – Chilean health-care company Cruz Blanca Salud debuted on the Santiago Stock Exchange, listing 222.1 million shares at 500 pesos ($1.05) a piece to raise $233.8 million for its growth plans. Read more

Chile Cruz Blanca Salud to List on Local Bourse Week of June 20

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(Dow Jones) May 25, 2011 – Chilean health-care company Cruz Blanca Salud will debut on the Santiago Stock Exchange, listing up to a 35% stake, the week of June 20, the company said Read more

Brazil’s Magazine Luiza raises $586M in IPO

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(Reuters) April 28, 2011 – Brazilian appliance retailer Magazine Luiza and shareholders raised 925.8 million reais (US$586M) in an initial public offering to finance acquisitions and store remodeling. Read more

Gávea Raises R$1 Bln in Three IPOs

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(Valor Economico) April 26, 2011 – Six months after JP Morgan bought a 55% stake in Gávea, the fund founded by former central bank president Arminio Fraga, it has raised R$ 1 billion (approx. US$628M) through three IPOs Read more

Arcos Raises $1.25 Billion in Expanded IPO

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(Bloomberg) April 14, 2011 – Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc., the Buenos Aires-based operator of McDonald’s Corp. restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, raised $1.25 billion in its expanded initial share sale, 33 percent more than it sought. Read more

Arcos Dorados Prices IPO, Begins Trading on NYSE

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(Associated Press) April 13, 2011 – Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. priced its initial public offering of 73.5 million shares at $17 each, giving the offering for McDonald’s biggest franchisee a potential value of $1.2 billion. Read more

Brazil entertainment firm T4F IPO raises $341M

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(Reuters) April 11, 2011 – Brazil’s Time for Fun, the world’s fourth-biggest entertainment company, and shareholders raised 539M reais ($341M) in an initial public offering, Brazil’s securities regulator CVM said Read more