SAS Sistema de Ensino Partners with Global Growth Investor General Atlantic

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(Press Release) SAS Sistema de Ensino (SAS), a leading learning system provider in Brazil, announced that General Atlantic, a global growth investor, will make a strategic investment in the company. Read more

Blackstone-backed Patria Beats Fund V Target with US$1.75b

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(PEHub) Patria Investimentos, backed by The Blackstone Group, has closed its fifth private equity fund on US$1.75b, beating its original US$1.5b target, according to a person with knowledge of the fundraising. Read more

Globant Becomes First Latin American Software Company to Launch IPO on NYSE

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(WSJ) Argentina’s Globant S.A. became the first Latin American software company to launch a public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, with the company’s stock rising as much as 30% after the opening bell Friday before giving back some of the gains. Read more

Southern Cross Group to Acquire SIPSA Interest in Ultrapetrol

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(Press Release) The major shareholders of Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited (Nasdaq:ULTR) , an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (River Business, Offshore Supply Business and Ocean Business), entered into a share purchase agreement with respect to the sale of shares of Ultrapetrol and of certain affiliates of the major shareholders between such shareholders. Read more

First infra debt fund begins trading in Brazil

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(PEI) The BRL315m infra debt fund raised by Banco do Brasil’s BB DTVM and two others is the first such vehicle to be listed on the São Paulo stock exchange. Read more

Capital Indigo invests in Indigo Proambiental

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(Press Release) Capital Indigo announced that its fund “Indigo 1 FICAP” made on June 4, 2014 an investment in Indigo Proambiental SAPI de CV. Read more

IFC invests in Capital Índigo

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(Press Release) Capital Índigo secured an investment by the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) in its fund “Índigo I FICAP”, which is focused primarily on growth-equity and mezzanine investments in Mexican companies. The IFC participation will be instrumental for the ongoing implementation of the Fund’s investment thesis. 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

Mexico energy laws likely to be approved by early August -senator

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(Reuters) Mexican laws that lay out the fine print of a landmark energy sector overhaul approved last year should be passed by lawmakers in early August at the latest, a ruling party senator said on Tuesday. Read more