Intermédica Buys Santamália (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Healthcare services provider Intermédica closed the purchase of 100% of healthcare insurance provider and hospital/clinic operator, Santamália signifying an add-on deal for Bain Capital in Brazil. Read more

Latin America Looks To Spur Later-Stage Venture Investments

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(TechCrunch) The seeds of a venture investment scene are beginning to sprout at the early stage in Latin America, and now countries like Colombia and Chile are taking steps to make sure young companies can take root. Read more

Kickoff Receives Investment of US$1.6m (em português)

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(Baguete) Kickoff, an app that connects friends of friends looking for serious relationships, just received an investment of US$1.6m in investments from venture capital fund Monashees and foreign angel investors. Read more

Abraaj Group’s to Raise US$200m in Consumer through First CKD (en español)

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(El Financiero) Private Equity Fund Abraaj Group is raising its first Certificado de Capital (CKD) in the Mexican market with the expectation of raising US$200m to invest in businesses that could see themselves being favored by the growing private consumer. Read more

Infrastructure Businesses Dânica and Pátria’s Zipco Announce Merger

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(Exame.com) Structural manufacturers for construction Dânica and Zipco announced a merger of an operation that involves investors Pátria Investimentos creating a company with sales of close to R$600m. Read more

Bozano Captures R$800m for Education Focused Portfolio (em português)

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(Baguete) Fund manager Bozano Investments concluded the closing of R$800m for a new fund through to repeat its success in searching for active players in the education sector. Read more

Stratus Group’s Flex Contact Center Joins Forces with RR Group

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(Press Release) Transaction consolidates Flex’s relationship management specialization strategy, expanding operations in the sector and making a stronger and more efficient company with more than 10,000 professionals Flex Contact Center, a Brazilian company specialized in relationship management, joins forces with RR Group. The merger resulted in a company with more than 10,000 professionals, 12 units and revenue projection of about R$450m for 2015, becoming one of the largest contact center companies in the Brazilian market. Read more

Northgate Acquires a Stake in Mexican Entertainment Parks Manager Grupo Diniz (en español)

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(Sentido Común) PE/VC investment firm Northgate has acquired a 49% stake in owner of Recórcholis parks Grupo Diniz. Read more

South Ventures Investors Can Now Invest in SV Global Fund III (en español)

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(South Ventures) South Ventures now have the opportunity to invest in startups with the highest potential in a way that is easy, fast and secure via SV Global III, South Ventures’ most recent fund. The fund is focused on companies with high growth potential and previously available only for qualified investors to invest in. Read more

Advent to invest in LifeMiles

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(PEHub) Advent International has agreed to acquire a minority stake in Avianca Holdings subsidiary LifeMiles for $343.7 million. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC served as financial advisor to Avianca on the transaction while Deutsche Bank Securities Inc did likewise for Advent. LifeMiles runs LifeMiles’ loyalty program in Latin America. Read more