VivaReal Captures a Series C Greater than R$100m, Bringing New Investors to Brazil

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(Startupi) VivaReal has received a third round of funding, this time from venture capital firm Spark Capital (which has invested in start-ups like Twitter, Tumblr and Oculus VR) and from private equity firm LeadEdge Capital, both based in New York with operations in Brazil. The total invested was $US41.7m, equivalent to $R100m according Crunchbase. Read more

Patria Investimentos Plans Investments of up to US$500m in Colombia (en español)

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(America Economia) Patria Investmentos, one of the biggest funds in Latin America, will begin operations in Colombia where it hopes to invest between US$300m and US$500m in the next three years in real estate, infrastructure and business sectors. Read more

Latin America’s Navent Raises US$30M From Riverwood Capital, Tiger Global To Bolster Regional Online

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(Tech Crunch) Latin American real estate and jobs classifieds company, Navent, has announced it’s raised US$30 million in Series B funding from global technology private equity firm Riverwood Capital and global internet investor Tiger Global Management, also a controlling shareholder of the company. Read more

Blackstone eyes first Colombian RE foray

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(PEI) The New York-based private equity and real estate giant is partnering with two firms that originally had planned to raise a property fund targeting the Latin American nation. Read more

Advance Real Estate Announces US$250 Million of New Equity Capital for Mexican Industrial Property Expansion

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(Press Release) Advance Real Estate, an industrial property developer in Central Mexico, announced today US$250 million in new equity capital to expand its portfolio. The equity comes from an asset-level joint venture with one of Canada’s largest pension funds and will support the development of 800,000 square meters (approximately 8.4 million square feet) of new gross leasable area. This investment follows on the October 2013 entity-level investment from Equity International (EI), the Chicago-based institutional real estate investment company led by Sam Zell and Tom Heneghan. Read more

Patria Investimentos Passes Halfway Mark for Latest Real Estate Fund

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(Alt Assets) Brazilian private equity firm Patria Investimentos has passed the halfway mark for its latest real estate fund, according to regulatory filings. Read more at Alt Assets

The Terranum Group and Equity International Close Acquisition of Decameron Hotels & Resorts

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(Press Release) The Terranum Group and Equity International officially closed on the acquisition of Decameron Hotels & Resorts, the biggest hotel chain in Latin America. Read more

Carlyle Injects Additional US$21m into Urbplan Desenvolvimento Urbano

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(Bloomberg) Senior Carlyle professionals have injected an additional US$21m into Urbplan Desenvolvimento Urbano, a real-estate developer in Brazil. Read more

Avenida Capital Raises US$140m from Global Investors

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(Press Release) Avenida Capital, the Latin American real estate investment firm with offices in Bogota and New York, announced today that it successfully completed its inaugural fundraising effort of US$140m for its Avenida Colombia Real Estate Fund I. Read more

Canada Pension Board Opens Brazil Office, Eyes Real Estate, Infrastructure

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said on Wednesday it will open an office in São Paulo in April, intent on boosting real estate and infrastructure investments in the region even as money is flowing out of emerging markets. Read more