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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

DST Global Leads $80 Million Private Investment in Nubank Added in 12/7/2016
DST Global, the investment firm started by a Russian venture capitalist, Yuri Milner, has led an $80 million private investment in a Brazilian start-up called Nubank, the company is expected to announce this week. The new financing suggests that despite Brazil’s political and economic upheaval, the financial technology sector remains a bright spot.

Source: The New York Times

St. Marche Receives Significant Investment From L Catterton Added in 11/28/2016
Grupo St. Marche ("St. Marche"), the supermarket chain that introduced a superior, innovative shopping experience to the food retail segment in Sao Paulo, today announced a significant growth capital investment by L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world. L Catterton's investment will be used to support and accelerate St. Marche's continued growth in Brazil. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Source: PR Newswire

Odebrecht selling Peru irrigation business to Brookfield, Suez Added in 11/26/2016
Brazilian engineering group Odebrecht SA said it has agreed to sell its Olmos irrigation business in Peru to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP and Suez SA for an undisclosed sum.

Source: Business Insider

In Brazil, Inward-Looking Investors Eye Opportunities Outside Added in 11/12/2016
It is said that “Cariocas,” people from Rio de Janeiro, like to think that the world comes to them, and that was certainly the case over the last several years as Brazil commanded the global stage like never before.

Source: Deal Book

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