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Goldman’s Merchant Banking Unit Leads Latest Investment in Brazil’s Oncoclínicas Added in 4/23/2018
 
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s merchant banking division led the latest capital investment in Oncoclínicas do Brasil Serviços Médicos SA, a Brazilian provider of cancer treatments.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

UBS takes lead as Institutional Investor's Top Global Equity Research Firm of the Year Added in 12/6/2017
 
aking the top spot in the annual ranking, from seventh place, just four years ago in 2013. The ranking, based on votes by buy-side analysts and portfolio managers, is an important distinction for sell-side analysts and research teams. Clients voted for their preferred research analysts and teams in each region. Collectively, this resulted in UBS holding 162 leading positions across the world, ahead of more than 270 other sell-side firms competing in the polls.

Source: UBS

Toy retailer Ri Happy resumes IPO plans Added in 11/24/2017
 
Driven by the retail industry’s recovery this year, toy retailer Ri Happy has resumed plans to list its shares on the stock exchange. 

Source: Valor Econômico

Trocafone raises $15 million to expand its used electronics marketplace in emerging markets Added in 11/16/2017
 
Trocafone, the online marketplace for used electronics, has raised $15 million in new financing to expand its reach beyond Brazil and Argentina into other emerging markets.

Source: Tech crunch

SmartMEI Secures Funding from Accion Venture Lab to Reach Underserved Micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil Added in 11/1/2017
 
Brazil-based fintech startup and mobile platform SmartMEI announced today that it has closed a seed funding round to support its financial service offerings for underserved micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil. Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, and Canary Ventures participated in the round.

Source: Accion

Capria Annouces its 5th Investment Cycle Added in 11/1/2017
 
Capria is looking for 3-5 fund managers to join as part of this investment cycle and the initial deadline to apply is November 27, 2017.

Source: Capria

Amid Brazil’s persistent economic crisis, fintech startup GuiaBolso raises $39 million Added in 10/18/2017
 
Despite a continuing economic crisis, Brazil’s technology startups are continuing to attract cash and financing, with the mobile personal financial service GuiaBolso raising $39 million in fresh funding.

Source: Techcrunch

Siguler Guff & Company, LP’s Acquisition of a minority stake in Ourolac Indústria de Alimentos S.A. Added in 10/16/2017
 
Siguler Guff & Company, LP, finalized the acquisition of a minority stake in Ourolac Indústria de Alimentos S.A. in co-investment with 2bCapital S.A. According to informed source the Transaction has a total value of $28 Million.

Source: Global Legal Chronicle

Advent portfolio company Grupo Biotoscana listed on Brazil’s B3 Exchange Added in 8/22/2017
 
Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that its portfolio company, Grupo Biotoscana (“GBT”), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company in Latin America, priced its initial public offering on July 25, 2017 at R$26.50 per share, generating gross proceeds of US$375.2 million. The Company is listed on Brazil’s B3 Exchange under the trading symbol “GBIO33”. Advent has retained a significant equity stake in GBT and will maintain a presence on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Source: Advent International

Bossa Nova and Gouvêa de Souza launch fund for retail startups Added in 7/21/2017
 
A strategic and innovative partnership promises to shake the national retail market. The
reason is Bossa Nova Investimentos - a benchmark company in Micro Venture Capital in Latin
America led by João Kepler and Pierre Schurmann - has teamed up with the GS & MD Group -
Gouvêa de Souza - Brazil's largest retail specialist, to create a business potentializer focused in
the segment.

Source: Press Release

Brasil’s Senate approves resolution to give $750 million to renewable energies Added in 7/13/2017
 
The Brazilian Senate has approved on Thursday a draft resolution (PRS 25/2017) that authorizes an external credit of $750 million for the financing of the country’s incentive program for renewables, Programa de Financiamento para Energia Sustentável.

Source: PV Magazine

With more than R$ 5 million investment round, Intellibrand redefines Brands and Retail relationship in Latin America with Digital Trade Marketing Added in 6/29/2017
 
Intellibrand is the evolution of eRA, a company specialized in competitive intelligence founded in 2013 by founders Chau Sanh and Francesco Weiss, in 2017 together with DGF Investiments more than R$ 5 million, a venture capital firm recognized for investing in high tech companies and leaders in their segments. 

Source: IntelliBrand

Mosyle, a Brazilian startup, raises capital and establishes operations in the U.S. Added in 6/29/2017
 
Despite the country’s political instability, Brazilian high-tech startups are attracting investments and expanding beyond geographical borders. Among the country’s new crop of entrepreneurs, many are launching their technology companies with a global mindset, and some are successfully expanding beyond Brazil’s borders.  

Source: Mosyle

RB Capital and Macquarie Capital Announce Intention to Form New Brazil Industrial and Logistics Real Estate Platform Added in 6/20/2017
 
Brazil’s RB Capital, a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation (TSE: 8591: NYSE: IX), and Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investing arm of Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG: ADR: MQBKY), today announced that they have agreed to an indicative term sheet to jointly form and capitalize a new industrial real estate platform to acquire and develop Class A industrial real estate in Brazil.

Source: BusinessWire

Global EdTech Investments And Outlook: 10 EdTech Companies You Should Know About Added in 5/17/2017
 
Last year, David Bainbridge, CEO of UK-based Knowledgemotion, published an article on TechCrunch titled “Edtech is the Next Fintech.” According to Bainbridge, a new education world has begun with investments in edtech set to reach $252 billion globally by 2020.

Source: Forbes

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