General Atlantic Increases Stake in Brazil’s XP Investimentos (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) General Atlantic increased its stake in XP Investimentos from 30% to 34% in 2H 2015 for undisclosed amount. Read more

Axon Partners Invests US$2m in Food Delivery Platform Mercadoni (en español)

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(Press Release) International investment group, Axon Partners Group, invested US$2m in Mercadoni consolidating its position as a regional investor with stakes in Mexico and Colombia. Read more

WebRadar Scores R$40m in Funding from Qualcomm, DGF Investimentos

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(PEHub) WebRadar, a Brazilian big data analytics company, secured approximately R$40m (US$10m) in funding from Qualcomm Ventures and DGF Investimentos. Qualcomm Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated’s investment arm, and DGF will be minority stakeholders. Read more

Nexxus Capital Completes Acquisition of IRCC

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(Press Release) Nexxus Capital announced that through Taco Holding, a portfolio company of Fideicomiso Nexxus Capital’s funds, it acquired Mexico’s Inversionistas en Restaurantes de Carnes y Cortes, a multi-brand restaurant platform specialized in the casual dining sector. Read more

H.I.G. Capital Bets on Small Businesses (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) Following an investment in Brazilian low-cost fitness center Self It, H.I.G. Capital will The firm is raising its second fund and will be opening offices in Colombia and Mexico. Read more

Colombian Startup Receives Investment Capital from Tim Draper (en español)

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(PulsoSocial) After winning hte 2015 MassChallenge-the biggest accelerator in the world organized by Harvard University, MIT and other prestigious US universities, World Tech Makers secured capital from one of hte most recognized investors in Silicon Valley, Tim Draper. Read more

Actis Sells Guatemala’s Energuate

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(Press Release) Actis has sold its 92% stake in Energuate, Guatemala’s largest electricity network, to IC Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Stock Exchange-listed Kenon Holdings. IC Power paid US$265 million for the purchase of Actis’ stake, and will assume gross debt of the Energuate business of approximately US$289 million. Read more

Goldman Sachs Inks Joint Mexico Energy, Infrastructure Deal

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(Reuters) The private equity arm of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has teamed up with Mexican consulting firm Ainda to jointly invest US$1.15b in energy and infrastructure projects in Mexico. Read more

Evolvere Capital Acquires Hibu LatAm and Strenthens Grupo Publicar in Latin America (en español)

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(Mercado) Colombian Investment Firm Evolvere Capital, owners of Publicar Publicidad Multimedia, acquired 100% of Hibu LatAm consolidating Grupo Publicar as the leader in multimedia advertising. Read more

Oikocredit Invests in Nicaragua’s Nicafrance

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(Press Release) Oikocredit closed 2015 with an important investment in Cafetalera Nicafrance, a Nicaraguan agroforestry company specialized in the production of high quality shade-grown coffee and timber for high-end applications. Oikocredit worked closely on this transaction with The Moringa Partnership, which led an investment in Nicafrance earlier in 2015. Read more