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ANIpicweb Roads, Railways, Airports and Seaports: Infrastructure in ColombiaAugust 2014 – “This is the most ambitious program ever in Colombian history in terms of investment in this sector and I do dare to say probably the largest single program that has been undertaken in Latin America in the sector.”
pedro gradosweb LPEJ Interviews Pedro Grados, CIO at AFP Profuturo
August 2014 – “During the next two years we are going to increase our investments in private equity in a very rapid way.”
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August 2014 – “We hosted a great World Cup. I think our image has been internationally appreciated.”

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Velarde Robertoweb Darby Private Equity MD Talks 57 Investments in LatAm, Including Pharmaceuticals in Uruguay and Oil in Colombia

September 29, 2014 – “Each of these countries is unique in its own way and we think there are opportunities across the region…”

Praia de Copacabana no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Copacabana Beach at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) CME Group Hires Three People to Expand International Business

September 29, 2014 – “CME Group Inc, parent of the Chicago Board of Trade, has appointed three people to key positions to expand…”

51329798HO304_OilPlatforms Power Capital Partners Names MD and Asset Management DirectorSeptember 29, 2014 – “Power Capital Partners LLC (“PCP” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Eyob Easwaran has joined the Company as…”
Bogota Colombia 1 (20)11web Gramercy Funds Management LLC Completes Investment in Grupo CredivaloresSeptember 29, 2014 – “Gramercy Funds Management LLC (“Gramercy”), a $4.2 billion dedicated emerging markets investment manager, announced a USD $34 million…”
miami-downtown-skyline-photo-of-city-from-watson-island-next-to-macarthur-bridge-croppedweb GuideWell and Organizacion Sanitas Internacional Establish Strategic AllianceSeptember 29, 2014 – “GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell) and Organizacion Sanitas Internacional (OSI) have established a strategic alliance…”
Overview-of-Mexico-City-001web Mexico Annual Inflation Eases But Still Above CeilingSeptember 26, 2014 – “Mexican annual inflation remained above the central bank’s tolerance ceiling in early September but cooled slightly versus late August…”
brazil_flagweb Movile Invests US$15 Million in ApontadorSeptember 24, 2014 – “Apontador, the industry leading service that helps twenty million Latin Americans each month find and review what they need from over ten million…”
sao paulo1web Arlon Group Forms LatAm Advisory Board; Names Guillermo Bilbao as Managing PrincipalSeptember 24, 2014 – “Arlon Group, a global food and agriculture investment firm founded by Continental Grain Company, a 200-year-old global agribusiness company…”
Overview-of-Mexico-City-001web Telefonica Considering Televisa Tie-Up in MexicoSeptember 24, 2014 – “Spain’s Telefonica is considering a range of tie-up options in Mexico with broadcaster Grupo Televisa…”
MexicoCity-400x300web BBVA Compass Chief Economist: Mexico Energy Reforms Will Bring More Than 200,000 Jobs to TexasSeptember 24, 2014 – “BBVA Compass’ Chief Economist Nathaniel Karp testified at a Texas Senate subcommittee Friday about Mexico’s historic energy reforms, which he said will add more than 200,000 jobs…”
Medellin_Colombiawebweb MIF Invests in Promotora’s Medellín-based VC Fund Focusing on Pacific Alliance CompaniesSeptember 24, 2014 – “MIF Invested in Promotora’s Medellín-based VC Fund Focusing on Companies in the Pacific Alliance…”
sao paulo1web Global Environment Fund Appoints New Managing DirectorSeptember 22, 2014 – “Global Environment Fund (GEF) announced that Anibal Wadih has joined the firm as a Managing Director based in São Paulo, Brazil as a member of the Latin America investment team…”
brazil_flagweb Just Eat Merges with iFOOD in Brazilian Joint VentureSeptember 18, 2014 – “British online food-ordering company, Just Eat, has agreed to merge its Brazil operations with iFood, which is owned by the mobile company Movile in São Paulo, both companies said in a statement on Friday…”
Brazil-crowded-shopping-mallweb Alibaba Bringing Bargains to Brazilian ShoppersSeptember 18, 2014 – “Brazilian consumers have been looking to Alibaba for bargains they cannot find in-country as a result of the high cost of certain products domestically, the Wall Street Journal reports…”
51329798HO304_OilPlatforms Sierra Oil & Gas Announces Commitment of US$525 millionSeptember 18, 2014 – “Sierra Oil & Gas S. de R.L. de C.V. (“Sierra”), Mexico’s first independent exploration and production (“E&P”) company…”
sao paulo1web Goldman Sachs’ Brazil Group Back to ProfitabilitySeptember 18, 2014 – “Goldman Sachs’ Brazil Group is back to profitability, Bloomberg reports…”
Praia de Copacabana no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Copacabana Beach at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) H.I.G. Capital Plans More Acquisitions in BrazilSeptember 18, 2014 – “H.I.G. Capital is currently looking for more acquisitions in Brazil, since acquiring Grupo NZN and Click Jogos, two of the largest players in the digital media space, the Wall Street Journal reported…”
 

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Latin-Private-Equity-Journal The Latin Private Equity Journal (LPEJ) is a Latin Markets weekly newsletter and monthly magazine featuring interviews with LPs, GPs, government officials and private equity thought leaders active in Latin America.