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Latin American business-focused L’ATTITUDE Ventures closes $100m first fund with big bank backing

Latin American entrepreneur owned businesses focused L’ATTITUDE Ventures has closed its first institutional fund on over $100m. The post Latin American business-focused L’ATTITUDE Ventures closes $100m first fund with big bank backing first appeared on

Golden Gate Capital bags $479m sale of engine lubricant specialist PetroChoice

Golden Gate Capital has sold engine lubricant and services business PetroChoice to Moove, a subsidiary of Brazilian conglomerate Cosan, in a $479m deal. The post Golden Gate Capital bags $479m sale of engine lubricant specialist

Sustainability, climate investor Lightrock raises $300m growth equity fund targeting Latin America

Climate and sustainability-focused investment house Lightrock has raised a new $300m growth equity fund for Latin America. The post Sustainability, climate investor Lightrock raises $300m growth equity fund targeting Latin America first appeared on AltAssets

Warburg Pincus leads huge $100m series B round in Brazilian HR startup Solides

Warburg Pincus has made one of the largest investment in HRTech in LatAm by leading a $100m series B round in Brazilian human resources startup Solides. Solides provides human resources management software and corporate education

Solar-focused NextEnergy Capital shines with new $896m flagship raise

Solar power-focused investor NextEnergy Capital has raised $896m for the final close of its third flagship fund. The post Solar-focused NextEnergy Capital shines with new $896m flagship raise first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Advent International to buy €1bn-generating chemical producer Caldic from Goldman Sachs AM

Global buyout major Advent International  has agreed to acquire €1bn-generating life sciences and specialty chemical producer Caldic BV from Goldman Sachs AM. Caldic will be merged with Advent portfolio company Latin American chemical distributor Grupo

Patria and Moneda merger creates $25.9bn Latin American alternative investment giant

Blackstone-backed Brazilian alternatives investor Patria Investments has agreed a merger with Moneda Asset Management to create a $25.9bn Latin American private equity, infrastructure and credit asset manager. The post Patria and Moneda merger creates $25.9bn

Actis exits Mexican power generation major Saavi Energía to Global Infrastructure Partners

Growth markets investor Actis has sold Mexico's largest privately held stand-alone power generator Saavi Energía to Global Infrastructure Partners. The post Actis exits Mexican power generation major Saavi Energía to Global Infrastructure Partners first appeared

Partners Group to exit Brazil’s largest fresh food retail chain Hortifruti in $457m deal

Partners Group has agreed to exit Brazil’s largest fresh food retail chain Hortifruti Natural da Terra to Brazilian conglomerate Americanas in a BRL2.4bn ($457.1m) deal. The post Partners Group to exit Brazil’s largest fresh food

CD&R Creating Label Making Giant with Buys from Advent and Platinum

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is assembling a label-making giant with the buys of Fort Dearborn Company from Advent International and Multi-Color Corporation from Platinum Equity. Fort Dearborn is a supplier of labels for the

Acon Investments seals two deals in a day, including Conexão exit after five-fold growth in three years

Washington DC-based private equity house Acon Investments has revealed its exit of Conexão Group and buyout of Formación Alcalá on the same day. The post Acon Investments seals two deals in a day, including Conexão

BlackRock’s $500m-targeting climate infra fund attracts big government, institutional backing for first close

Investment giant BlackRock has picked up more than $250m for the first close of a new fund focused on investing in climate infrastructure across emerging markets. The post BlackRock’s $500m-targeting climate infra fund attracts big

EMPEA rebrands as the Global Private Capital Association

Opalesque Industry Update - EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital investment in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Middle East, today announced it is now the Global Private Capital

Apollo’s Latest is as Easy as ABC

Apollo has completed its acquisition of 51% of publicly traded ABC Technologies for C$277 million or C$10 per share. ABC (TSX: ABCT) is a manufacturer and supplier of thermoplastic, custom compounds, and engineered lightweight plastics

Clearlake’s Unifrax Inks Big Public Add-On

Unifrax, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital, has agreed to acquire publicly traded Lydall at an enterprise value of approximately $1.3 billion. Clearlake acquired Unifrax from American Securities in October 2018. Lydall (NYSE: LDL) designs

Platinum Sews Up Singer

Platinum Equity has agreed to acquire a majority stake in SVP-Singer Holdings (“SVP Worldwide”), the world’s largest consumer sewing machine company. Singer was formed in 1851 by Isaac Singer and Edward Clark. The company began

Colombian candidate wins CAF presidency

Sergio Díaz-Granados, executive director for Colombia at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), will become the new executive president of Latin American multilateral lender CAF in September after obtaining more votes than Argentine candidate Christian Asinelli.

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