South Ventures Completes New Investment in Brazilian Business (en español)

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(South Ventures) South Ventures’ SV Global Fund III makes third investment in Brazilian online fashion brand and technology company, Amaro. Read more

Península Participações Seeks to Increase Participation in Companies (em português)

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(Exame) Abiolio Diniz’s private equity firm, Península Participações, aims to increase its miniority participation in companies operating in education, consumer, retail and quality of life business sectors. The average size of each investment will be between R$50m and R$10m in each business. Read more

BelezaNaWeb Raises $30M To Bring Brazil’s Beauty Market Online

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(TechCrunch) Brazil’s leading beauty ecommerce company, BelezaNaWeb (“Beauty on the web”), has raised a $30M Series C round from an undisclosed New York City private equity firm. Read more

Squadra Acquires Rede Imaginarium (em português)

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(Sociedade Brasileira de Varejo e Consumo) Two and a half years after its initial investment, Squadra increased its steak in retail company Rede Imaginarium acquiring 100% of its operations. Read more

ACON Investments Completes Investment in BetterWare

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(Press Release) ACON Investments, L.L.C. and its affiliates (“ACON”) announced today that it has completed an investment in certain affiliates of BetterWare de México (“BetterWare” or the “Company”). BetterWare is the leading direct seller of home organization products in Mexico. ACON’s investment in BetterWare supports existing management, led by its President and CEO, Mr. Luis Campos, to help the Company continue its rapid growth. Read more

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