SambaAds Receives Investment of R$3m from e.Bricks, 500 Startups and Rhodium

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(Fusões & Aquisições) Brazil’s SambaAds, an online video content distribution business, received a new investment round of R$3m from previous investors e.Bricks, 500 Startups and Rhodium. Read more

Aqua Capital Acquires Brazilian Fertilizer Firm Dimicron (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Private equity investment firm, Aqua Capital, agreed to buy control of Brazilian fertilizer company, Dimicron. This is the firm’s second investment of its kind and will promote the merge of Dimicron with Aqua Capital’s other fertilizer company, Aminoagro. Read more

SV Global Fund Invests in Rating Platform TRIL (en español)

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(South Ventures) South Ventures Global Fund II makes its first investment of the year in TRIL, a social recommendation and rating platform that could change the e-commerce industry completely. Read more

BlablaCar Acquires Mexican Ridesharing Platform Aventones

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(Press Release) French US$100M-funded global leader, BlablaCar acquired Aventones, the Mexican start-up invested in by ALL Venture Partners, NXTP Labs and Fundación Chile and the most successful ridesharing platform in Latin America. Read more

Lexington Capital Partners VIII Closes at $10.1 Billion

(Press Release) Lexington Partners (“Lexington”), the largest independent manager of secondary acquisition funds, today announced the final close of Lexington Capital Partners VIII, L.P. and associated vehicles (“LCP VIII”) at $10.1 billion. Read more

Colombia’s CFC-SK ElDorado Latam Raises US$100m of US$500m Target (en español)

(Portfafolio) The private equity infrastructure fund “CFC-SK ElDorado Latam” has raised US$100m towards a US$500m target. The fund will invest in Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Central America. Read more

Capital Indigo leads US$6.75m round for Assured Labor

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(PEHub) Assured Labor, a mobile recruitment company for Latin America, has raised US$6.75m in funding. Capital Indigo led the round with participation from Mexico Ventures, Thayer Ventures and Promotora Social México. Read more

Colombia’s SEAF Raises New Agribusiness Fund (en español)

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(Portafolio) With an initial fundraising of US$10m, Small Enterprise Assistantes Funds (SEAF) has started a new agribusiness fund, Fondo de Agro–Negocios Colombia, which is expected to reach a total amount of US$30m by midyear. Read more

AFLG Invests US$50m in Brazil’s Quimatec

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(Tampa Bay Business Journal) AFLG, a Tampa-based private equity firm, has invested an initial US$50m in Quimatec and plans to raise as much as US$250m. Within five or six years, AFLG expects to take Quimatec public through an initial public offering. Read more

In Latest Deals Investor Kaszek Ventures Doubles Down On Women Entrepreneurs

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(TechCrunch) Latin American powerhouse investors Kaszek Ventures have kicked off 2015 with back-to-back investments in startups founded and run by Brazilian women — Dress & Go, a luxury apparel rental site, and Love Mondays, an employer review site. Read more