Healthcare Start-up Makes Investment of US$5m (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) SaúdeControle, a platform for archiving and managing medical information for patients, received a US$5m investment from a US Fund. Read more

Jampp, created in Argentina, Raises US$7m to Accelerate Growth (en español)

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(PulsoSocial) Jampp, a leading platform for promotions and marketing of mobile apps, has raised US$7m in a Series A round, led by Highland Europe. Endeavor Catalyst, Innova and NXTP Labs were the investors that participated in the round. Read more

Another LatAm Bet For Seaya Ventures With US$4M Investment In Price Comparison Site ComparaGuru

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(TechCrunch) Chalk this up as Seaya Ventures’ third investment in Latin America. After backing online takeout delivery service SinDelantal.Mx, and Uber competitor Cabify, the Spanish VC is placing a US$4m bet on Mexican price comparison site ComparaGuru. Read more

Ribbit Capital leads Series C round for ContaAzul

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(PEHub) ContaAzul, a provider of accounting and invoicing solutions for small businesses in Brazil, has secured Series C funding. No financial terms were disclosed. Ribbit Capital led the round with participation from Tiger Global Management, 500 Startups, Monashees Capital and Valar Ventures. Read more

Concil Receives Contribution of R$1m from the Paulista Innovation Fund

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The Concil, a company specializing in credit reconciliation, received an investment of R$1m from the Paulista Innovation Fund, founded by the SP – Paulista Development Agency. The fund is a part of the São Paulo government sponsored São Paulo Inova Program. Read more

Just Eat Acquires Mexican Online Take-Out Ordering Service SinDelantal.Mx

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(TechCrunch) They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but in the case of Just Eat’s latest acquisition, that is exactly what has just happened: The online take-out ordering behemoth (and recently publicly listed company) has acquired Mexico’s SinDelantal.Mx to add to its Latin American presence and keep up the pressure on Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda. Read more

Arlon Group Invests in Grano Alimentos S.A.

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(Press Release) Americas focused food and agriculture investment firm, Arlon Group (Arlon), announced that it has acquired a significant stake in Grano Alimentos S.A., based in Serafina Correa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Grano is a leading manufacturer of packaged frozen vegetable products, selling to food service, retail, private label and industrial clients throughout Brazil. As part of the investment, Charlie Conner and Bruno Silva have joined the Company’s board of directors as Arlon’s representatives. Read more

Tarpon Buys Control of Abril Educação (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) One year after purchasing 19.19% of Abril Educação, Tarpon now holds 40.64% of the company. These two transactions required an investment of R$1.3b in addition to R$1.32b to pay remaining shareholders. In total Tarpon’s investment will likely reach R$2.6b. Read more

Southern Cross Group Acquires Control of Tópico (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Brazilian Storage Company, Tópico, sold the majority stake of its business to private equity fund Southern Cross Group. With this transaction, the fund now holds a 70% stake in the company. The company’s owner, Ricardo Vantini, reduced his stake from 50% to 30%, while the founding family Nautika – a company that merged with Tópico years ago – had sold its 50% of its stake and went out of business. Read more

LG Lugar de Gente buys W3net

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(PEHub) LG lugar de gente, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has acquired W3net. Financial terms weren’t announced. W3net, of Minas Gerais, Brazil, provides SaaS human resources management software. Read more