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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

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

Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Added in 5/13/2017
 
Fintech is booming around the world. Global investments in fintech companies have continued to rise during the last two years. After international financing for fintech startups hit $19 billion in new funding rounds at the end of 2015, the volume cranked up even higher.

Source: Tech Crunch

Impact Fund Managers from Africa and South America Join Capria Network Added in 3/13/2017
 
With nine managers on four continents, Capria Network is now the leading global network of impact fund managers

Private equity fund Carlyle invests in Brazilian tech firm FS Added in 2/3/2017
 
Private equity firm The Carlyle Group has made its first investment in the technology sector in Brazil by acquiring a minority interest in mobile and security services provider FS.

Source: ZD Net

‘Tough Times,’ but U.S. Investor Bets on Latin American Start-Ups Added in 1/26/2017
 
With a change of administration in the United States ushering in uncertainty, this may be an unusual time for an American investment firm to bet on emerging markets.

Source: The New York Times

Riverwood backs Brazilian on-demand taxi service 99 Added in 1/20/2017
 
Brazil-based 99, a ride-hail service provider, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors are Riverwood Capital and Chinese ride-hail service Didi Chuxing. Simpson Thacher represented Riverwood on the fundraising.

Source: peHub

Zell’s Equity International, Pátria to merge Brazil self-storage units Added in 1/11/2017
 
GTM Holdings SA, Latin America’s No. 1 independent distributor of chemical products, has agreed to pay 550 million reais ($172 million) for Brazilian peer quantiQ Distribuidora Ltda, in an effort to gain more foothold in the region’s biggest country.

Source: peHub

H.I.G. Capital buys Bigsal Added in 1/5/2017
 
H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management,* is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Bigsal (the “Company”) the leading animal nutrition provider in the North region of Brazil.

Source: The peHUB Network

Petróleo Brasileiro Sells 100% Stake in Petrobras Chile Distribuición to Southern Cross Added in 1/4/2017
 
Petrobras, further to the Material Fact disclosed on July 22, 2016, informs that it has completed, today, the sale of 100% of Petrobras Chile Distribuición Ltda (“PCD”) to the Southern Cross Group.

Source: Petrobrás

Enterprise Holdings Inc buys 20 pct of Brazil's Unidas Added in 12/26/2016
 
Enterprise Holdings Brazil, LLC, an affiliate of Enterprise Holdings Inc, bought 10.9 million shares on Dec. 23 for an undisclosed sum.

Source: Reuters

QuintoAndar, the company bringing apartment rentals 100% online, raises a USD12.6 million Series B Added in 12/12/2016
 
Based in Sao Paulo, QuintoAndar, an apartment rental marketplace that enables a selfservice,
end-to-end online experience in apartment rentals, just raised a Series B round
of $12.6 million. With the new investment, QuintoAndar funding now totals $20 million.
The new round will be used in increasing the technology team and expanding to 5 major
Brazilian cities. QuintoAndar currently operates in the greater Sao Paulo area.

Source: Press Release

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