Marcelo Di Lorenzo and Rodrigo Galvão Form Atlântico Sul Capital Partners

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(Press Release) We are very pleased to announce the formation of Atlântico Sul Capital Partners, a new Brazilian private equity manager, established by 3i Brazil former partners Marcelo Di Lorenzo and Rodrigo Galvão.

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BNDES Looks to PE Funds, Direct Investment Amid Growth-Company Rush

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(LatinFinance) Brazil’s development bank will invest in up to 12 private equity companies and support Bovespa Mas trading, in a drive to facilitate capital markets access for the country’s smaller firms. Read more

Pension Funds Seek to Expand Share in Private Equity (em português)

(Valor Economico) Pension funds see private equity as an alternative investment to diversify their portfolios and show willingness to raise this type of allocation, according to fund representatives at ABVCAP’s 2014 conference. Read more

Ideiasnet Announces the Sale of iMusica to Claro

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(Press Release) Ideiasnet announced the sale of its stake in iMusica, a Brazil-based digital content distributor, to Claro S.A. 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

Darby Private Equity Nears Final Closing for Brazilian Infra Vehicle

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(Alt Assets) Emerging markets-focused Darby Private Equity is nearing a final close for a Brazilian-focused infrastructure fund. Read more at Alt Assets.

Brazil’s BTG Eyes US$1.5b Fundraise

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(Alt Assets) Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual is seeking US$1.5b for a new private equity fund. Read more at Alt Assets.

HarbourVest Closes Direct Co-Investment Fund Above Target at US$1b

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(Press Release) HarbourVest Partners announced the final close of HarbourVest Partners 2013 Direct Fund, a global direct co-investment fund, at US$1b. The fund closed above its US$750m target and was oversubscribed. Read more

ABVCAP Announces Fernando Borges of Carlyle New President (em português)

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(Press Release) Fernando Borges, Managing Director and “Co-head” of the Carlyle Group private equity operations in Brazil and in South America, has just been elected new president of the Brazilian Association of Private Equity & Venture Capital (ABVCAP), for the term of two years (2014-2016). Read more

AMEXCAP Names Antonio Ruiz Galinda New President

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(El Economista) La Asociación Mexicana de Capital Privado (Amexcap) dio a conocer que tiene como nuevo presidente a Antonio Ruiz Galindo, en sustitución de Arturo Saval, quien estuvo al frente del organismo desde 2011. Read more