SontraCargo Receives R$5m Investment

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(Startupi) Brazil’s SontraCargo, a mobile app for courier delivery service with more than 60 thousdand users between truckers and couriers, announced a Series A investment of R$5m led by Valor Capital Group. Read more

TOTVS Ventures Sells Their Stake in Zeropaper to Intuit (em português)

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(E-Commerce News) TOTVS Ventures, the venture capital unit of TOTVS, announced the sale of its stake in business software provider ZeroPaper to US-based Intuit, which now owns 100% of Zeropaper. Read more

Partners Group to Finance Telecommunication Between New York & São Paulo

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(Dow Jones) In a bid to boost communications capabilities between North American and Brazil, Partners Group is committing new capital to back construction of a subsea fiber optic cable, Seabras-1, between New York and São Paulo. Read more

IMF Investors to Acquire a 24.99% Stake in Conmex from OHL Mexico

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(IFM Investors) OHL Mexico, one of the leading groups in the infrastructure sector in Mexico, and IFM Investors, a uniquely-structured global fund manager, have signed today a transaction for the acquisition of a 24.99% stake in Organizacion de Proyectos de Infraestructura (OPI) by IFM Investors. OPI owns Concesionaria Mexiquense (Conmex), the company responsible for the operation of the Circuito Exterior Mexiquense (CEM) toll road in Mexico, which has a remaining concession life of 37 years. With a length of 111 km, this toll road constitutes the north-eastern section of Mexico City’s ring road and is located in a densely populated and industrial area with a high rate of motorization. Read more

Nubelo Closes US$3m Round to Continue Expanding

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(PulsoSocial) Nubelo, the online platform for freelancers, personnel and businesses to hire and negotiate online work, closed a EU$2.5 (US$3m) round of financing. La Caixa, Nero Ventures and Nazca Ventures and public financing participated in the investment round. Read more

Gávea Exits Simpress Comércio Locação e Serviços S.A (em português)

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(Valor Economico) Samsung Eletrônica da Amazônia Ltda, the Korean Samsung group, obtained approval from the Brazilian anti-trust authority to purchase Simpress Comércio Locação e Serviços S.A., the outsourcing and management company for print services marking a close for Gávea Investimentos, the largest shareholder owning a 43% stake in the company. Read more

Altra Investment Makes Largest Investment in a Peruvian Company with Acquisition of Acoinsa (en español)

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( Colombia’s Altra Investment acquired a stake in logistics company Acoinsa, marking its largest investment in a Peruvian company. Read more

Aqua Capital Closes Merger of Comfrio and Stock Tech Logistica and Receives Investment from AGRO Merchants

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(Press Release) Aqua Capital, a private equity fund focused on midsized agribusiness, food and logistics companies in Brazil and the Southern Cone, just closed the merger of Comfrio Soluções Logísticas and Stock Tech Logística. After owning a co-controlling stake in Comfrio for three years, Aqua acquired the remaining equity as well as 100% of StockTech and subsequently combined the businesses. The resulting group becomes the largest cold storage group in Brazil, with over 600,000 cubic meters capacity. Read more

Pátria Investimentos and Promon Invest $300m in Emergency Energy Company (em português)

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(Estadão) The fund P1 Brazil, a joint venture between Pátria Investimentos and Grupo Promon, with a focus on infrastructure made an investment of R$300m (IS$100m) in Tecnogera, which specializes in providing temporary power to the mining, construction, oil, gas and retail sectors. Read more

Bessemer Ventures Leads R$18m Investment in Enjoei (em português)

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(Valor Economico) Bessemer Ventures has lead an R$18m investment round in Brazil’s e-commerce site, Enjoei. Read more