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Uncork Capital and Bling Capital Lead USD2.2m Seed Round for Uruguayan Low-Code AI Startup MonkeyLearn

Uncork Capital and Bling Capital led a USD2.2m seed round for Uruguay-based no-code and low-code AI startup MonkeyLearn. Read more

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QED Leads USD22.5m Series B for Brazilian Fintech Warren

QED Investors led a BRL120m (approximately USD22.5m) Series B for Brazil-based fintech Warren, with participation from KaszeK Ventures, Chromo Invest, Ribbit, MELI Fund, WPA, and Quartz. Read more

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Soma Capital, InQlab, and Palm Drive Capital Invest USD5m in Colombian E-Commerce Platform LAIKA

Soma Capital, InQlab, and Palm Drive Capital have invested USD5m in a seed round for Colombia-based e-commerce platform for pet products and services LAIKA, with participation from angel investors, including

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GIP Makes USD110m Secured Loan Investment in Colombia’s Greenfield Multipurpose Port Terminal Puerto Antioquia

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has closed on a USD110m secured loan investment in Colombia-based greenfield multipurpose port terminal Puerto Antioquia through its credit funds Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions Funds

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General Atlantic to Exit Brazilian Brokerage XP via Secondary Share Offering

General Atlantic and XP Controle Participações, the founding holding company of Brazilian brokerage XP, have filed for a secondary share offering of USD1b for up to 22.4 million shares on

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Foundation Capital, Mountain Nazca, FEMSA Ventures, Quiet Capital, and 500 Startups Invest USD12m Bridge Round for Mexican Grocery Delivery Startup Jüsto

Foundation Capital, Mountain Nazca, FEMSA Ventures, Quiet Capital, and 500 Startups have invested USD12m in a bridge round for Mexico-based grocery delivery startup Jüsto to support the expansion of its

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Canary, MAYA Capital, and KaszeK Ventures Invest USD16m in Brazilian Healthtech Alice

Canary, MAYA Capital, and KaszeK Ventures have invested a combined USD16m in Alice, a recently launched Brazil-based health care provider. Read more

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TreeCorp Investimentos Invests USD18.5m in Brazilian Pet Accessory Retailer Zee.Dog

TreeCorp Investimentos has invested BRL100m (approximately USD18.5m) in Brazil-based pet accessory retailer Zee.Dog. Read more

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TPG Acquires Trina Solar’s Assets in Spain, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico and Launches New Energy Platform Matrix Renewables

TPG’s The Rise Fund has acquired China-based photovoltaics maker Trina Solar’s assets in Spain, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico totaling approximately 1GW. The assets will be managed by Matrix Renewables, a

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IFC and Australis Partners to Invest USD15m in Colombian Retailer Reve Group

IFC and Australis Partners have approved an investment of up to USD15m in Colombian retail and consumer foodservice company Reve Group. Read more

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QED and LEAP Global Invest USD3m in Mexican HRtech Worky

QED Investors and LEAP Global Partners have invested USD3m in Mexico-based HRtech Worky. Read more

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General Atlantic, e.Bricks Ventures, and Angels Lead USD7.5m Series B for Brazilian Healthtech Conexa Saúde

General Atlantic, e.Bricks Ventures, and angel investors Luiz Fraga, partner at Gávea, and his son, Guilherme Fraga, led a BRL40m (approximately USD7.5m) Series B for Brazil-based telemedicine company Conexa Saúde.

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Vinci-Backed Vero Internet Acquires Brazil’s MKA Telecom

Vinci Partners-backed Vero Internet has acquired Brazil-based internet provider MKA Telecom for an undisclosed amount. Read more

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L Catterton Makes Undisclosed Investment in Brazilian Online Pet Retail Brand PetLove

L Catterton has made an undisclosed investment in Brazil-based online pet product retailer PetLove. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more

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DEG Leads USD12m Series B for Brazilian Fintech BizCapital

DEG led a USD12m Series B for Brazil-based SME online lender BizCapital, with participation from MELI Fund and existing investors Quona Capital, Monashees, Chromo Invest, and 42k Investments. Read more

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KaszeK Ventures Leads USD10m Series A for Colombian Proptech La Haus

KaszeK Ventures led a USD10m Series A in Colombia-based proptech La Haus. Read more

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KaszeK Ventures Leads ~USD21m Investment in Brazilian Fintech Remessa Online

Kaszek Ventures led a BRL110m (approximately USD21m) investment in Brazil-based fintech Remessa Online, with participation from Kevin Efrusy, partner at Accel, and Bewater Ventures. Read more

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KaszeK Ventures, monashees, and ONEVC Invest USD4.6m in Brazilian Healthtech Pipo Saúde

KaszeK Ventures, monashees, and ONEVC have made a USD4.6m seed investment in Brazilian healthtech Pipo Saúde. Read more

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Sofinnova Partners Leads USD5.6m Series A for Chilean Biotech Protera

France-based VC Sofinnova Partners led a USD5.6m Series A for Chile-based biotech Protera, with participation from existing investor SOSV. Read more

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Canary Leads USD1m Investment in Brazilian Proptech Hent

Canary Ventures led a USD1m round for Brazil-based proptech Hent, with participation from Norte Ventures, VivaReal co-founder and Grupo ZAP chairman Brian Requarth, and angel investor Julian Toniol. Read more

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KPTL Acquires Minority Stake in Brazilian Agtech Gestão Agropecuária

Brazil-based VC KPTL has acquired a minority stake in Brazil-based agtech Gestão Agropecuária for an undisclosed amount. Read more

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Patria and Leblon Equities Acquire 18% Stake in Brazilian Insurance Company Alper

Patria Investimentos and Leblon Equities have acquired an 18% stake in Brazil-based insurance company Alper (formerly known as BR Insurance) from businessman Marcelo Lima. Read more

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Advent International-Backed YDUQS Acquires Brazilian Educational Group Grupo Athenas for USD23.8m

Advent International-backed Brazil-based educational group YDUQS has acquired Brazil-based educational group Grupo Athenas for BRL120m (approximately USD23.8m). Read more

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Abertis and GIC Acquire 72.3% Stake in Mexican Motorway Operator Red de Carreteras de Occidente from GSIP

Abertis and GIC have acquired a majority stake in Mexico-based motorway operator Red de Carreteras de Occidente. The consortium acquired a 70% stake from Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners and an

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Valor Capital Group and Redpoint eventures Lead USD47m Series B for Brazilian Bikeshare Company Tembici, IFC and Joá Investimentos Join

Valor Capital Group and Redpoint eventures led a USD47m Series B for Brazil-based bikeshare company Tembici, with participation from IFC and Joá Investimentos. Read more

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Riverstone to Acquire 80% Stake in Two Mexican Solar Power Plants from Opdenergy

Riverstone has agreed to acquire 80% of two solar power plants in Mexico from Spain-based developer Opdenergy and to form Vera Renovables, a joint venture focused on the development of

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SoftBank Leads USD22m Series B for Brazilian Data Company Cortex

SoftBank led a BRL120m (approximately USD22m) Series B for Brazil-based data company Cortex, with participation from Redpoint eventures and Endeavor Catalyst. Read more

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Blue Like an Orange Sustainable Capital Reaches USD200m+ Final Close for Latin America Fund I

Blue Like an Orange Sustainable Capital has reached a USD200m+ final close for its first Latin America fund. The fund has a co-financing agreement with IDB Invest and counts over

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XP Invests USD37.5m in Brazilian Eye Hospital Centro Brasileiro da Visão

XP Investmentos has acquired a controlling stake in Brazil-based eye hospital Centro Brasileiro da Visão for BRL200m (approximately USD37.5m) through XP Private Equity I Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestratégia.

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IG4 Capital Acquires Two Hospitals in Brazil for USD37m

IG4 Capital has acquired two Brazilian hospitals through its recently formed OPY Health unit for BRL200m (approximately USD37m). IG4 plans on expanding the number of beds in both hospitals. Read

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DOMO Invest Leads USD2.25m Investment in Brazilian Fintech Meu Tudo

VC firm DOMO Invest led a BRL12m (approximately USD2.25m) investment for Brazil-based fintech Meu Tudo, a marketplace for lending applications offering services and products via payroll loans and banks. Read

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KaszeK Ventures and Founders Fund Invest USD10m in Mexico- and Colombia-Focused Fintech Belvo

VCs KaszeK Ventures and Founders Fund have invested USD10m in Belvo, a Spain-based fintech operating in Mexico and Colombia. Read more

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Redpoint eventures and HDI Seguros to Invest USD6.5m in Brazilian SaaS Platform Accountfy

Redpoint eventures and HDI Seguros have agreed to invest USD6.5m in Brazil-based financial management SaaS platform Accountfy. Read more

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Quona Capital Leads USD15m Investment in Colombian Fintech ADDI

Fintech and financial inclusion-focused fund manager Quona Capital led a USD15m investment in Colombia-based fintech ADDI, with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and monashees, and new investors Foundation Capital

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IFC to Invest USD26m in L Catterton Latin America Fund III

International Finance Corporation has agreed to invest USD26m in L Catterton Latin America Fund III. The vehicle will target small to mid-sized companies in the consumer sector in Latin America,

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Indico Capital Partners Invests ~USD2.8m in Brazilian Online Therapy Platform Zenklub

Portugal-based VC Indico Capital Partners has invested BRL16.5m (approximately USD2.8m) in Brazil-based online therapy and wellness platform Zenklub. Read more

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Oria Capital Invests USD6.8m in Brazilian HRtech Gupy

Brazilian private equity manager Oria Capital has invested BRL40m (approximately USD6.8m) in Brazil-based HRtech Gupy. Read more

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Pirineus Acquires Eletrobras’ 49% Stake in Brazilian Wind Farm Mangue Seco 2 for USD5.7m

Pirineus Multistrategy Investment Fund has acquired Brazilian power distributor Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras’ (Eletrobras’) 49% stake in Brazil-based 26-MW Mangue Seco 2 wind farm for BRL33m (approximately USD5.7m). Read more

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Fen Ventures, Magma Partners, and Fondo Alerce Invest USD1.3m in Chilean Proptech Houm

Fen Ventures, Magma Partners, and Fondo Alerce have invested USD1.3m in Chile-based proptech Houm. The startup will use the investment to raise brand awareness and expand its marketplace within Chile.

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GIC, Farallon Capital, and HPS Investment Partners Acquire Bain Capital’s Stake in Latin American CRM-BPO Provider Atento in Debt-for-Equity Deal

GIC, Farallon Capital Management, and HPS Investment Partners have agreed to acquire Bain Capital’s shares in Latin America CRM and BPO company Atento in exchange for their notes. The debt-for-equity

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Florida State Board of Administration Commits USD100m to Patria Investimentos Infrastructure Fund IV

Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) has agreed to commit USD100m to Patria Investimentos Infrastructure Fund IV, a fund managed by Brazil-focused private equity firm Patria Investimentos. The vehicle, targeting

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Canary Leads USD600k Seed Investment for Brazilian SME-Focused Digital Energy Manager Clarke Energia

Canary Ventures led a USD600k seed investment for Brazil-based SME-focused digital energy manager Clarke Energia, with participation from Fundação Estudar Alumni Partners (FEAP). Read more

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Monachil Capital Partners Provides USD30m Line of Credit to Colombian Fintech Zinobe

Global investment management firm Monachil Capital Partners has provided a USD30m line of credit to Colombia-based fintech Zinobe. Read more

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Mountain Nazca Exits Kavak via Sale to SoftBank and General Atlantic

Latin America-focused VC Mountain Nazca has exited Mexican used car marketplace Kavak via a secondary sale to SoftBank and General Atlantic. Mountain Nazca first invested in Kavak in 2016. Read

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Accion Venture Lab Invests in Colombian Fintech R5

Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion-focused investment firm Accion, made an undisclosed investment in Colombian credit provider and financial education platform R5. Read more

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Advent International-Backed YDUQS Finalizes USD424m Acquisition of Brazilian Workforce Solutions Provider Adtalem Educacional do Brasil

Advent International-backed Brazil-based educational group YDUQS has finalized the acquisition of Brazilian workforce solutions provider Adtalem Educacional do Brasil from its parent company, US-based Adtalem Global Education, for USD424m. Read

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ALLVP and NFX Lead USD5.3m Seed Round for Mexican Logistics Startup Nuvocargo

Mexico-focused venture capital firm ALLVP and US-based VC NFX led a USD5.3m seed round for Nuvocargo, a logistics startup focused on US/Mexico cross-border trade, with participation from One Way Ventures,

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Digital Colony Management Acquires Brazilian Digital Infrastructure Company UD Tecnologia for USD280m

Digital Colony, the infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, has acquired Brazil-based digital infrastructure company UD Tecnologia for reportedly USD280m. Read more

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White River Renewables Acquires Two Mexican Solar Projects From Jinko Solar

White River Renewables, a joint venture between US private equity firm Riverstone Holdings and Switzerland-based White Summit Capital, has acquired two Mexican solar projects from Jinko Solar. The joint venture

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Ardian Acquires 49% Stake in Two Peruvian Solar Power Plants

Ardian has acquired a 49% stake in two Peruvian solar power plants, namely Tacana Solar and Panamericana Solar, from Spanish renewable energy company SolarPack, which retains a controlling stake. Read

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CPPIB and OTPP Finalize Purchase of 40% Stake in Mexican Infrastructure Operator IDEAL

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTPP) have finalized the purchase of 40% of the shares of Mexican infrastructure operator Impulsora del Desarrollo y

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Evolvere Capital Acquires Dental Clinic Network Dentix Colombia

Private equity firm Evolvere Capital has acquired Colombia-based dental clinic network Dentix Colombia for an undisclosed amount. Read more

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Valor Capital and DNA Capital Co-Lead USD11m Series B for Brazilian Edtech Sanar

Valor Capital and DNA Capital led a USD11m series B in Brazilian health-focused edtech platform Sanar, with follow-on from e.bricks Ventures and Vox Capital. Read more

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