Nubank Receives R$200m Injection from Goldman Sachs (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Brazilian fintech startup Nubank has received a R$200m debt investment from Goldman Sachs. Read more

BNDESPar to Invest Up to R$600m in PE/VC Funds (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) In 2016, Brazil’s BNDESPar will commit up to R$600m across five PE/VC funds investing in logistics, energy, renewable energy, and innovation. Read more

Advent International Acquires Mexico’s Viakem

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(Press Release) Advent has agreed to acquire VIAKEM, a Mexican manufacturer of fine chemicals for the global agrochemical industry. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016. Read more

CRP invests in Brazilian Cosmetics Company NG France (em português)

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(Fusões e Aquisições) Brazil’s CRP Companhia de Participações has made a R$6m investment in cosmetic products company NG France. Read more

Brazilian Home Services Startup Bicos Receives R$2m from SP Partners (em português)

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(Baguete) Brazilian marketplace Bicos has received a R$2m investment round from SP Partners. Read more

Portland Private Equity Invests in Bermuda’s Clarien Bank

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(Jamaica Observer) Group Ltd (CGL), owner of Clarien Bank Ltd in Bermuda that shareholder Edmund Gibbons Ltd and new investors Portland Private Equity (PPE) will be re-seeding the company with an additional US$12.6m for its banking operation. Read more

Colombia’s Grupo Sura and Veronorte Partner to Create VC Investment Program (en español)

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(Veronorte) Veronorte and Grupo Sura have partnered to create a new VC investment program, Programa de Inversión Veronorte, through which the firms will be able to identify and invest in businesses with high-growth potential, a strategy that aligns with SURA’s business strategy and that have positive economic, environment and social impact in the regions in which they reside.
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IFC’s Affero Lab Acquires Edtech Platform QuickLessons from Confrapar (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Brazilian corporate training provider Affero Lab, a portfolio company of Bertelsmann and the IFC African, Latin American, and Caribbean Fund, has acquired education platform QuickLessons from Confrapar. Read more

Mexican Fintech Startup Kueski Raises US$35m

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(Businesswire) Kueski has closed a US$35M round of equity and debt funding. The $10M equity investment was co-led by investors Richmond Global Ventures, Rise Capital, CrunchFund and Variv Capital, with participation from Victory Park Capital and existing investors Angel Ventures Mexico, Core Ventures Group and Auria Capital. Read more

Mainstream Renewable Power Signs 300MW Chile Turbine Supply Agreement with Senvion

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(Press Release)Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has concluded a contract with Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, for the supply and installation of 93 wind turbines for two wind farm projects in Chile. The Sarco and Aurora wind farms are owned by Aela Energia, the joint venture between Actis (60%) and Mainstream Renewable Power (40%). Read more