MIF Invests in Promotora’s Medellín-based VC Fund with a Focus on Companies in the Pacific Alliance (en español)

PulsoSocial) The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) approved an equity investment of US$4m in Early Growth Promoter II, a venture capital fund based in Medellín (Colombia) managed Promotora SA. Read more

British Food Delivery Giant Just Eat Forms Joint Venture with Brazil’s iFood

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(Dealbook) Just Eat, the British online food-ordering giant that has been expanding globally, has decided to join the competition in Brazil rather than continue fighting it. Read more

Riverstone and EnCap Invest US$225m Each in Mexican Oil and Gas Company

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(PEHub) Riverstone Holdings and EnCap Investments have each committed US$225mto Sierra Oil & Gas, a Mexican exploration and production company. Infraestructura Institucional, a Mexican infrastructure private equity firm, committed US$75m to the company. All three investors have the option to double their existing commitments once initial equity has been deployed. Read more

British Food Delivery Giant Just Eat Forms Joint Venture with Brazil’s iFood

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(New York Times) Just Eat, the British online food-ordering giant that has been expanding globally, has decided to join the competition in Brazil rather than continue fighting it. Read more

Chile’s Falabella Buys Peruvian Home Improvement Chain for US$490m

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(Reuters) Chile-based retailer Falabella said on Wednesday it had bought leading Peruvian home improvement chain Maestro for about US$490m as it seeks to increase its presence in Peru’s fast-growing economy. Read more

Precifica Receives R$3m from Hi Partners (em português)

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(E-commerce News) Precifica, an intelligent pricing platform for businesses, announced an investment of R$3m from Hi Partners, a holding company focused on innovative Tech and Internet companies. The investment will be used to improve the platform. Read more

H.I.G. Capital Backs Grupo NZN and Click Jogos Merger

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(PEHub) H.I.G. Capital has completed strategic investments in Grupo NZN and Click Jogos, both Brazil digital media businesses. As part of the transaction, NZN and Click Jogos will merge. Read more

São Paulo Innovation Fund Makes First Investment of R$4mm in Promip

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(Press Release) Promip, an agricultural biotechnology firm located in Engenheiro Coelho, deep in the São Paulo Countryside, is the first company to be invested by the São Paulo Innovation Fund, which is managed by the venture capital general partnership SP Ventures. Read more

Nexxus Capital Announces the Initial Public Offering of Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe

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(Press Release) Nexxus Capital today announced the Initial Public Offering of Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe on the Mexican Stock Exchange. HOTEL is a leading platform specifically created to operate and acquire hotels in Mexico. Read more

Bain Capital’s Atento Seeks IPO Valuation of Up to US$1.6b

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(Reuters) Latin American and Spanish call center operator Atento SA, owned by private equity firm Bain Capital Partners LLC, said it expected its initial public offering to be priced $19-$22 per share, valuing the company at up to US$1.60b. Read more