Another LatAm Bet For Seaya Ventures With US$4M Investment In Price Comparison Site ComparaGuru

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(TechCrunch) Chalk this up as Seaya Ventures’ third investment in Latin America. After backing online takeout delivery service SinDelantal.Mx, and Uber competitor Cabify, the Spanish VC is placing a US$4m bet on Mexican price comparison site ComparaGuru. Read more

Arlon Group Invests in Grano Alimentos S.A.

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(Press Release) Americas focused food and agriculture investment firm, Arlon Group (Arlon), announced that it has acquired a significant stake in Grano Alimentos S.A., based in Serafina Correa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Grano is a leading manufacturer of packaged frozen vegetable products, selling to food service, retail, private label and industrial clients throughout Brazil. As part of the investment, Charlie Conner and Bruno Silva have joined the Company’s board of directors as Arlon’s representatives. Read more

Gávea Exits Camisaria Colombo (em português)

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(Fusões e Aquisições) Brazilian retailer Camisaria will once again be controlled by brothers Álvaro and Paulo Maluf, the founding family of the business. The partners bought the participation of Gávea Investimentos, the investment firm founded by the Banco Central Arminio Fraga. Read more

Mercado Libre Invests in Ecommet (em português)

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(Startupi) Ecommet, a financial e-commerce software provider, is the fourth startup to receive an investment from Mercado Libre Commerce Fund (the investment arm of MercadoLivre startup group). The program designates a total of US$10m for the financing of startups that can best utilize the potential of the MercadoLivre platform from its APIs. Read more

The Abraaj Group Successfully Exits Peru’s Iasacorp

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(Press Release) The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, today announced the successful exit of its investment in Iasacorp International, a prominent Peru-based retailer specializing in women’s accessories. Iasacorp operates store brands such as Do It!, Do It! Kids and Glitter. Read more

After Tough Competition, Rival Baby E-Commerce Sites in Brazil to Merge

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(Dealbook) The online baby and maternal products company BebeStore completed an agreement to acquire its former rival Baby, and was expected to announce the deal this week. Read more

After Tough Competition, Rival Baby E-Commerce Sites in Brazil to Merge

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(Dealbook) The online baby and maternal products company BebeStore completed an agreement to acquire its former rival Baby, and was expected to announce the deal this week. Read more

Mexico’s Actinver raises $62.3m for new private equity fund

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(Bloomberg) Corp. Actinver SAB said it raised US$62.3m for a new Mexico-focused private-equity fund, joining KKR & Co. and General Atlantic LLC in exploring opportunities as the country revamps its oil industry. Read more

Brazil’s Netshoes Receives US$170m Investment

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(Reuters) Brazilian online sports goods retailer Netshoes has received a new round of $170 million investment led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC. Read more

OQVestir Receives Third Round of Investments from TMG Capital (em português)

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(Startupi) OQVestir, the leading online store for female luxury fashion, received its third investment of US$30m in a round that included funding from TMG Capital. Previous rounds included investments from Kaszek Ventures and Tiger Global. The objective of the new round is to continue with its plans for expansion. Read more