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

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

Actis Invests in Genesis Group

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(PEHub) Actis has acquired a stake in Genesis Group. Financial terms weren’t announced. Genesis is a grain testing and inspection business in Brazil. Genesis founders, Rodrigo Alves and Henrique Victorelli, will retain a significant stake and will continue to lead the business. Read more

Advent International to acquire Allied S.A. from One Equity Partners

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(Press Release) Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire majority ownership of Allied S.A., the leading independent marketer and provider of technology products in Brazil, from One Equity Partners (OEP) and other minority shareholders. The Radomysler family, which founded the company, will retain a significant minority stake and continue to lead Allied. The transaction, subject to regulatory approval and certain closing conditions, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read more

Flex Receives Investment from Stratus Group

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(Press Release) lex Contact Center, a Brazilian company specialized in customer relationship management for large corporations, announces that it has received an investment round from the private equity fund Stratus, a firm with strategic focus in high growth companies in the Brazilian middle market. Read more

IFC’s Global Infrastructure Fund Led US$320m Investment in Colombia’s Pacific Midstream Ltd

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(Press Release) IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and a consortium of investors led by IFC, including the IFC Global Infrastructure Fund, will invest US$320m in Pacific Midstream Ltd., a growing company that will play an important role in Colombia’s efforts to improve its oil and gas pipeline network. Read more

Verus Group Invests in Cuponeria (em português)

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(Press Release) Verus Group, one of the largest start-up investment groups in Brazil, just closed an investment of R$800 thousand ($320 thousand) in Cuponeria, a tech company that allows large consumer brands to issue discount coupons, as well as shoppers to use them at brick-and-mortar retail stores, in electronic form. Read more