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

Verus Group Invests in Cuponeria

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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

Apax Partners and Bain Capital Make Counteroffer for Brazil’s Oi

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(World News Report) On the heels of Altice’s announced plan to purchase the Portuguese assets of Portugal Telecom (PT) from Oi of Brazil, private equity funds Apax Partners and Bain Capital jointly launched a counteroffer of €7.075 billion (US$8.82 billion) on Wednesday to acquire control of PT. Read more at World News Report

South Ventures Invests in Colombia’s Formafina (en español)

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(South Ventures) South Ventures participated in Formafina’s new investment round totaling US$1.5m to execute the company’s expansion in Colombia. Read more

Brazil’s Monashees Launches Fund VII with US$140m Target

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(Alt Assets) Brazilian venture capital firm Monashees Capital has launched its seventh vehicle with a $140m target, AltAssets can reveal. Read more at Alt Assets

Bamboo Finance in Brazil

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(Press Release) Bamboo Finance, a global private equity group specializing in investing in business models that benefit low-income communities in emerging markets, announced today a US$2m investment in Brazil Plus. Brazil Plus, founded in 2008, invests in the Brazilian economy by financing the receivables of small and medium companies, providing working capital so that these companies can grow, generate jobs, and be sustainable. Read more

Ascenty Closes US$130m in New Financing and Speeds Up Investments in Brazil

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(Newswire Today) Brazilian hosting and cloud computing service, Ascenty, has raised US$130m (approximately R$325m). The funds will be invested in the expansion of the company’s infrastructure in Brazil. DH Capital, a New York based investment firm, assisted the company in its capital raising efforts. Read more

Criatec Fund 2 Invests in Dot Legend, Creator of BoaLista and Belezuca (em português)

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(Startupi) The fund Criatec II invested R$2.5m in Dot Legend. The investment in this fund is the first Series A, which aims to begin the first stage of acceleration of the company’s business model in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo markets. Read more

Mexican Fund ALL Venture Partners Invests in Argentinian Start-up, Nubity (en español)

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(Venture MX) ALL Venture Partners announced the investment in technology company, Nubity. The Argentinian start-up offers monitoring and server management services through a software and easy to use platform with 24/7 availability. Some of the company’s notable clients include Cinemark in Argentina, Sony in the United States and Club Ateltico Boca Juniors. Read more

El Dorado Sells Colombian Power Plant

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(Latin Lawyer) Latin American private equity companies Altra, Mercantil Colpatria and SCL Energía Activa acquired a Colombian powerplant from El Dorado Group, a US-based infrastructure and project developer. Read more at Latin Lawyer.