SAS Sistema de Ensino Partners with Global Growth Investor General Atlantic

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(Press Release) SAS Sistema de Ensino (SAS), a leading learning system provider in Brazil, announced that General Atlantic, a global growth investor, will make a strategic investment in the company. Read more

Blackstone-backed Patria Beats Fund V Target with US$1.75b

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(PEHub) Patria Investimentos, backed by The Blackstone Group, has closed its fifth private equity fund on US$1.75b, beating its original US$1.5b target, according to a person with knowledge of the fundraising. Read more

Southern Cross Group to Acquire SIPSA Interest in Ultrapetrol

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(Press Release) The major shareholders of Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited (Nasdaq:ULTR) , an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (River Business, Offshore Supply Business and Ocean Business), entered into a share purchase agreement with respect to the sale of shares of Ultrapetrol and of certain affiliates of the major shareholders between such shareholders. Read more

Capital Indigo invests in Indigo Proambiental

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(Press Release) Capital Indigo announced that its fund “Indigo 1 FICAP” made on June 4, 2014 an investment in Indigo Proambiental SAPI de CV. Read more

Advance Real Estate Announces US$250 Million of New Equity Capital for Mexican Industrial Property Expansion

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(Press Release) Advance Real Estate, an industrial property developer in Central Mexico, announced today US$250 million in new equity capital to expand its portfolio. The equity comes from an asset-level joint venture with one of Canada’s largest pension funds and will support the development of 800,000 square meters (approximately 8.4 million square feet) of new gross leasable area. This investment follows on the October 2013 entity-level investment from Equity International (EI), the Chicago-based institutional real estate investment company led by Sam Zell and Tom Heneghan. Read more

Linio, Rocket Internet’s Amazon Play In Latin America, Rakes In Another $79M

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(TechCrunch) Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based e-commerce incubator, is today announcing the latest chapter in its strategy to build out businesses in emerging countries. Linio, an Amazon-style e-commerce marketplace active in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru, has raised an additional $79 million (€58 million), led by new investor Northgate Capital and Access Industries. The company says the financing will be used to expand its footprint to other large Latin American markets like Chile and beyond. Read more

OpenGate Capital Acquires Damovo Mexico and Brazil Operations

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(Press Release) OpenGate Capital, a global private investment firm, announced today that it has acquired the shares owned in Damovo Mexico SA de CV and Damovo Do Brasil SA by the Damovo Group. The businesses are highly specialized Internet Protocol (IP) and Unified Communications (UC) systems integrators serving blue chip customers throughout Latin America. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read more

Wynnchurch Capital acquires US Manufacturing Corporation

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(PE Hub) Wynnchurch Capital has acquired U.S. Manufacturing Corporation. Based in Warren, MI and Guanajuato, Mexico, USM is a manufacturer of highly engineered extruded products and solutions for a variety of industrial markets. Read more

EMX Capital Backs Farmapiel with US$28m Investment

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(Alt Assets) Mexican private equity fund EMX Capital has agreed to invest up to MXN370m (US$28m) in pharmaceutical company Farmapiel. Read more at Alt Assets

The first 100% online drugstore in Colombia receives investment from Axon Partners Group

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(PulsoSocial) Pidefarma.com closed its first private equity investment round of an undisclosed amount led by Axon Partners Group. It is the first 100% online drugstore in Colombia with initial operations in Bogotá, Medellín y Chía. Read more