Riverwood Capital Compra Conductor

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(Baguete) Conductor, a national payment processing business, was acquired by Riverwood Capital’s fund for an undisclosed amount. Read more

South Ventures Invests In Brazil’s Trocafone.com

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(South Ventures) South Ventures invested part of SV Global Fund II into Brazil’s Trocafone, a e-commerce site for mobile telephones. Read more

Advent International Raises US$2.1b Fund, Largest Private Equity Fund Dedicated to Latin America

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(Press Release) Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has received US$2.1b in commitments for Advent Latin American Private Equity Fund VI, reaching the Fund’s hard cap after less than six months in the market. Read more

Portland’s AIC Caribbean Fund Completes 4th Exit for US$1.85b

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(Reuters) Cable & Wireless Communications has agreed a deal to buy Columbus International, a fibre-based telecoms provider backed by cable TV billionaire John Malone, for US$1.85b to boost its mobile, fixed line, broadband and TV offer in the Caribbean. Read more

Alta Ventures Invests in Wanderu

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(PEHUb) Wanderu, a Boston-based travel search engine, providing the simplest way to find and book bus and train travel, announced it has raised US$5.6m in a Series A round of financing from Metamorphic Ventures, Alta Ventures, 500 Startups and others. Read more

Confrapar´s Avanti Fund Raises Up to R$80m from BNDES

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(Press Release) Confrapar’s Avanti Growth Capital Fund has been selected for investment by BNDESPar, BNDES’s investment vehicle. Last week, the bank completed its first public bid for private equity fund managers in which five funds were approved. Together these funds will receive R$470m in investments. In Confrapar, BNDES will invest up to R$80m, representing 40% of fund’s committed capital, becoming the sixth LP. Read more

Apax Said to Prepare US$8.8b Bid for Oi Portugal Assets

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(Bloomberg) Apax Partners LLP is planning to offer about EU€7b (US$8.8b) for Oi’s assets in Portugal in partnership with CVC Capital Partners Ltd. and Bain Capital Partners LLC, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Read more

Macquarie Capital Forms New Investment Corporation Focused on Latin America Infrastructure Development

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(Businesswire) Macquarie Capital has formed Macquarie Development Corp., a new platform to invest equity in pre-construction infrastructure development projects in Latin America. It is being launched in partnership with China Communication Construction Co. and Banco Modal. Read more

Zenvia Raises R$71m from BNDESPar and DLM

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Zenvia, a mobile services company headquarters in Porto Alegre, has just received an investment of R$71 divided equally between BNDESPar and DLM investment fund. Read more

Actis Invests US$100m in Brazilian Insurance Brokerage Buy-and-Build (em português)

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(Valor Economico) UK-based Actis has closed a US$100m (R$250m) investment in an insurance brokerage holding group. Read more