Confrapar Invests R$3m in ChefsClub (em português)

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(Startupi) Confrapar, an investment firm specializing in technology business, concluded negotiations to invest in ChefsClub, a major gastronomy player in Brazil. Chefsclub connects more than 100,000 customers with 1200 restaurants in 20 cities. Read more

Accel Invests US$100m in QMC (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) A group of investors led by american private equity firm Accel Partners made an investment of US$100m in QMC Telecom International, a company that builds and manages mobile phone towers. Read more

Netshoes Receives US$45m Investment from Riverwood Capital & the IFC (em português)

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(E-Commerce News) Netshoes announced receiving a third investment of US$45m from Riverwood Capital, a venture capital fund specializing in technology, and the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank. Read more

Actis & Energias Renovaveis to Invest in Acciona to Expand Win Turbines in Brazil

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(See News) Spanish firm Acciona announce a deal with Energias Renovaveis and private equity firm Actis to supply turbines for a 195-MW wind complex in the northeastern Brazilian state of State of Piaui. Read more

PDG Will Increase Capital to US$500m (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) For the second time in almost three years, Vinci Partners has increased its share in PDG. Vinci Parnters, founded by BTG Pactual, has agreed to invest R$300m in the business. This is the minimum amount of capital increase, which could reach up to R$500m. Read more

ACON Investments Completes Investment in BetterWare

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(Press Release) ACON Investments, L.L.C. and its affiliates (“ACON”) announced today that it has completed an investment in certain affiliates of BetterWare de México (“BetterWare” or the “Company”). BetterWare is the leading direct seller of home organization products in Mexico. ACON’s investment in BetterWare supports existing management, led by its President and CEO, Mr. Luis Campos, to help the Company continue its rapid growth. Read more

Advent International to Acquire a Stake in Grupo Financiero Mifel

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(Press Release) Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has agreed to acquire a stake, through a capital injection, in Grupo Financiero Mifel (“Mifel”), a leading Mexican bank serving the mass-affluent retail segment. The transaction, subject to regulatory approval and certain closing conditions, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2015. Read more

ALL Venture Partners Invests in Farmacias Personalizadas

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(Press Release) ALL Ventures Partners announced a Series A investment of US$3.33m in Mexican speciality pharmacy, Farmacias Personalizados. Read more

LIV Capital Invests in WOBI

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(Press Release) LIV Capital, the Mexico City-based growth equity and venture capital investor, announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in WOBI, a leading management content production and distribution firm. LIV Capital is partnering with a highly experienced senior management team led by Gustavo Barcia to help drive the Company’s growth throughout Latin America and abroad. Read more

São Paulo Innovation Fund Invests R$2m in Medical Solutions Startup, Ventrix (em português)

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(Fusões & Aquisições) Paulista and Criatec Fund II made an investment of R$5m in Ventrix, a Brazilian startup focused on providing innovative medical solutions. Read more