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Private equity’s ESG journey: From compliance to value creation Added in 6/21/2021
Multiple crises over the past 18 months have delivered a stark wake-up call to the world. If we’re going to prevent further pandemics, reduce the risks of climate change, build a more equitable society and still generate growth, it’s clear that we’ll have to create more sustainable economies and systems.

Source: PWC

The Pandemic reinforces opportunities for the secondary market in Brazil, says Lexington Added in 3/22/2021
Renato Weiss, Principal at Lexington Partners, talks about the plans of the newly-opened São Paulo office and says that the crisis reinforces the positioning of alternative assets for offering solutions to investors and managers.
Vinci´s CEO foresees growth in the Brazilian Private Equity Added in 3/22/2021
Alessandro Horta evaluates this moment as favorable to diversification and comments on the post-IPO phase, with a focus on the acceleration of alternative investment products in Brazil.
Pátria seeks leadership in Latin America after Nasdaq IPO Added in 3/22/2021
After raising funds, the management company seeks to consolidate its presence in the region and launch new private equity products and other fronts.
After 32 years of operation, Pátria took an important step towards internationalization when it went public on January 22nd on one of the world's main stock exchanges, Nasdaq. The $588 million raised should contribute to the company's consolidation in Latin America and expansion of its private equity products and other fronts, says Alexandre Saigh, CEO, Board Member and Founding Partner at Pátria. "We have a three-decade dream of building a leading asset management firm in Brazil, Latin America, and emerging markets," says the executive, in an interview with ABVCAP.
HIG Capital analyzes nearly 10 fiber optic deals in the São Paulo countryside Added in 3/4/2021
HIG Capital is preparing to make new acquisitions in fiber optic infrastructure in Brazil. According to the private equity firm, high-speed internet in the São Paulo countryside has the potential to reach almost 7 million users.

Source: Valor Econômico

Brazil's overburdened health system becomes fertile ground for big business Added in 2/17/2021
The race for consolidation reflects the expectation of an even greater demand for health services with aging population. The recent announcement of the largest IPO in seven years held by hospital operator Rede D'Or São Luiz as has gathered even more attention to the sector. In addition to deals among general hospitals, analysts also see consolidation movements in specialized segments such as oncology clinics and ophthalmologic hospitals.

Source: Infomoney

Local managers make up the global private equity elite Added in 2/12/2021
A study conducted by Insper, Spectra and the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (Abvcap) shows that 90% of private equity managers operating in Brazil have performance comparable to the best managers globally. “It is a positive result when we look at the long term, and it strengthens the private equity industry in an extremely low interest rate scenario, when investors need alternative products”, says Piero Minardi, President of Abvcap.

Source: Valor Econômico

A growing list of asset managers adopts sustainability and impact in their investment decisions Added in 2/10/2021
There is a growing trend in Brazil for asset managers from a wide variety of sectors to incorporate sustainability into their asset selection, with these factors becoming part of their risk assessment. One emblematic example is BTG Pactual's offer to raise up to R$1.2 billion in an impact personal fairness fund.

Source: Valor Investe

Venture capital and private equity investments totaled R$23.6 billion in 2020 Added in 2/4/2021
Investments from the local venture capital and private equity amounted to R$23.6 billion in 2020. This was the first time that venture capital investments exceeded the private equity investments in Brazil. The VC industry totaled R$14.6 billion, compared to R$9 billion negotiated by the PE industry. The information is from a research conducted by the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ABVCAP) and the consulting firm KPMG.

Source: Infomoney

BTG's fund get ahead in billion-dollar deal for Oi's fiber operation Added in 2/4/2021
In the fight between BTG Pactual and Digital Colony to decide who will take InfraCo, Oi's fiber optic operation, a deal worth more than R$20 billion, BTG came ahead and signed an agreement for exclusive negotiation. Oi is the largest fixed-line provider in Brazil and the fourth mobile telephone operator in the country.

Source: Neo Feed

Patagonia Capital Partners invests in S1Gateway Added in 2/3/2021
Patagonia Capital Partners, together with Quadrant Management, Inc., Inverlat and other
investors, have invested in S1Gateway, a leading cloud based omni-channel Digital
Conversation Platform as a service headquartered in Uruguay with operations in LatAm, US
and Europe.
Fiscal fragility challenges long-term asset management, says Amaury Bier Added in 12/8/2020
The imbalance in Brazilian fiscal policy compromises the stability of the current low interest level and imposes additional challenges to asset management in the long term, assesses Amaury Bier, CEO of Gávea Investimentos and former Executive and Economic Policy Secretary of the Ministry of Finance. "In the long interest curve there is an expressive risk premium embedded, which has to do with the size and dynamics of the public debt," said the executive during a panel aimed at investors at the ABVCAP Experience.
Brazil is 'very attractive' magnet for private capital, says Bill Ford, General Atlantic CEO Added in 12/8/2020
A mature investment market, increasingly digital and with broad potential for expansion makes Brazil "a very attractive magnet" for private capital, considers Bill Ford, CEO of the Global Fund General Atlantic (GA). "Despite being volatile in terms of currency and politics, Brazil is a country that has generated one of our best returns", he said during an interview at ABVCAP Experience.

Private Equity | Nelogica valued at R$ 2.9 billion in round with Crescera and Vulcan Added in 11/26/2020
Crescera and Vulcan Capital are paying around $ 550 million for a minority share of Neologica's capital, one of the companies that has most surfed the so-called 'financial deepening'  the democratization process of the investment world.

Source: Valor Econômico

Private Equity | Beyoung: the beauty of generating cash on the internet Added in 11/26/2020
XP's private equity fund is buying a significant minority stake in Beyoung, Brazil's largest digital skincare and makeup brand. FIP XP Private Equity is injecting $ 140 million into the company, which will accelerate its growth by launching new products and opening to 58 flagships stores.

Source: Brazil Journal

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