Advent’s Grupo Biotoscana Acquires Laboratorio LKM

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(Press Release) Pharmaceutical company, Grupo Biotoscana SL in Latin America controlled by Advent International, announced it has completed the acquisition of Laboratorio LKM, a specialty pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Argentina. Read more

NXTP Labs Selects 12 Startups for Fintech Accelerator Program (en español)

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(Pulso Social) NXTP Labs, early stage Latin American fund, launched its first Fintech accelerator program, with 12 startups selected from Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay. Read more

Sky Solar & Hudson Clean Energy Partners Announce Strategic Partnership to Fund Up To US$100 Million Into Solar Projects

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(Press Release) Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd., a global developer, owner and operator of solar parks, and Hudson Clean Energy Partners, a leading private equity firm specializing in renewable energy, announced a new strategic partnership to fund solar projects in Latin America and Japan with a total capital commitment from Hudson of up to US$100 million. The two parties have also agreed to collaborate on an expansion into the U.S. solar market. Read more

Uruguay’s Tokai Ventures Celebrates First Exit: Micropagos

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(Pulso Social)There’s some especially good news coming out of the Uruguayan entrepreneurial ecosystem today. Micropagos, a provider of B2B mobile financial services, has reached the milestone of having nearly 20% of Uruguay’s population on its platform. Moreover, it has been acquired by IN Switch, a provider of mobile added value solutions with a presence in over 15 countries all over the globe. Read more

Union Agriculture Group Acquires El Tejar Operation in Uruguay

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(PRNewswire) Union Agriculture Group (UAG), the largest corporate agricultural landholder and operator in Uruguay, has acquired the totality of the Uruguayan assets of international agriculture group El Tejar, the second largest agribusiness in the country. Read more

Darby Private Equity Invests in Latin America-based Grupo Bioerix

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(peHUB) Darby Private Equity, the private equity unit of Franklin Templeton Investments, said Tuesday that it has made an investment in Grupo Bioerix. No financial terms were disclosed. Bioerix is a supplier of pharmaceutical and medical products to the healthcare industry in Uruguay and the region. Read more

Brookfield’s Fifth Timberlands Fund Raises US$1b

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(peHUB) Brookfield Asset Management said that its most recent Timberlands Funds raised $1 billion. The target for Brookfield Timberlands Fund V L.P. was $750 million and investors include sovereign wealth funds, public and private pension plans and insurers. Brookfield also committed US$250 million to the Fund. Read more

Israel seeks to fund Technology Projects and Startups in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay (en español)

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(Pulso Social) Matimop is the Israeli center for I + D Industrial, an organization aimed at the formation of bilateral cooperation in innovation & development around the globe to close financing arrangements and reach new markets. Read more

UCG Investments Launches New Latin American Private Equity Fund

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(UCG Investments) July 3rd, 2012 – UCG Investments (“UCGI”), an investment management firm operating from London, Montevideo and Lima which manages over US$750M of real assets in Latin America, announces the first close of its latest private equity fund, Cypanga Latin American Opportunities. Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: An Interview with Rafael Atijas, The Loog Guitar

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Entrepreneur Profile: An Interview with Rafael Atijas, The Loog Guitar

LAVCA recently spoke with Rafael Atijas, Founder and CEO of The Loog Guitar about how a lot of passion and a little crowdfunding helped him launch a global business. Read more