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Capria Network’s Performa Investimentos partners with Home Agent as first investment of its new Growth Impact Fund Added in 2/20/2019
With the investment in Home Agent, Performa Investimentos, a seasoned Brazilian venture capital firm, starts to deploy its third fund, which aims at supporting promising middle market companies to address the main social and environmental gaps in Brazil.

Source: Press Release

Stratus SCP Brasil Coinvestimento II’s Acquisition of Investfarma S.A. Added in 1/3/2019
Stratus SCP Brasil Coinvestimento II executed the acquisitioon of 100% stake in Investfarma S.A. the controling company of Drogaria DM Ltda.

Source: Global Legal Chronicle

Brazil’s Oria Capital Seeks $100 Million for Latest Fund Added in 9/26/2018
Brazil’s Oria Capital is seeking $100 million for its third fund, as the private-equity firm plans to capitalize on the growth of the technology market in the country, according to people familiar with the matter.

Source: WSJ

Victoria Capital Executive Revamps Brazilian Strategy in Wake of Spinof Added in 9/7/2018
When six Brazilian investment professionals left Victoria Capital Partners late last year to form their own shop, Alexandre Dias remained behind as the sole member of the South American firm’s São Paulo team.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Firms Eye Growth of Brazil’s Nascent Secondary Market Added in 9/6/2018
A secondary market for stakes in private-equity funds is slowly developing in Brazil, boosted in part by the country’s economic woes.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Vox Capital announces its first exit Added in 6/6/2018
Impact Investing in Brazil has its first success: a 26% IRR exit from a healthcare startup that
increase the access to quality services for low income clients. Vox Capital, the Brazilian pioneer
impact investor, sold its stake at TEM, startup who offers access to low cost medical
appointments, lab tests and discounts at drugstores through prepaid cards.

Source: Press Release

Advent International picks up majority stake in Walmart Brazil Added in 6/2/2018
Walmart Inc (WMT.N) said on Monday private equity firm Advent International will pick up a 80 percent stake in Walmart Brazil and the retailer will retain the remaining 20 percent.

Source: Reuters

A Rede Vistorias recebe aporte de 2 milhões da Bzplan em sociedade com a FIR Capital Added in 5/4/2018
A Bzplan em conjunto com a FIR Capital acaba de anunciar mais um investimento, o valor do
aporte será de R$ 2 milhões na Rede Vistorias com sede em Florianópolis. A solução da Rede
Vistorias é um serviço completo de vistoria, realizado por empresa especializada e imparcial.
As vistorias são digitais com uso de aplicativos e armazenamento em nuvem.

Source: Press Release

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

Starbucks signs licensing agreement with Brazil private equity firm Added in 3/13/2018
Private equity firm SouthRock Capital has signed an agreement with Starbucks Corp that gives it the right to develop and operate branches of the Seattle-based chain in Brazil, the companies said late on Monday.

Source: Reuters

ContaAzul, Brazil's leading provider of cloud accounting software, raises ~US$30 million in Series D round Added in 3/3/2018
ContaAzul, a pioneer and leader in Cloud Accounting Platforms in Brazil, announced today a new round of equity investment of approximately US$ 30 million led by Tiger Global Management, a New York-based investment firm. ContaAzul, a Brazilian startup founded in 2011, provides an innovative, modern and easy-to-use online management system tailored to the needs of small companies and their accountants.

Source: Financial Times

Fogo de Chao to Be Sold to Rhone for $560 Million in Cash Added in 2/20/2018
Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao Inc., in search of funding for international expansion, agreed to sell itself to private equity firm Rhone Capital for $560 million.

Source: Bloomberg

Brazil’s Pátria Raises $484.2 Million Towards Sixth Fund Added in 1/9/2018
Pátria Investimentos, the Brazilian alternative asset manager partially owned by Blackstone Group LP, has raised $484.2 million for its sixth private-equity fund, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Source: Private Equity News

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

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