In the latest chapter to a rather convoluted M&A tale, AppNexus will snap up ad tech firm Real Media Latin America (RMLA) from Peter Gervai, the Brazilian entrepreneur who paid $1 some 13 years ago to take it off 24/7 Real Media's hands. The companies didn't disclose the deal price or Sao Paulo-based RMLA's revenues, but its... Continue reading »
(Reuters) - Foreign institutional investors helped propel a 38.4 percent surge in private equity-funded acquisitions in Brazil last year, an industry group survey showed on Monday, highlighting the industry's ability to bankroll purchases in the renewable energy, infrastructure and information technology sectors.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Fundraising among private-equity and venture capital firms in Brazil is expected to rise this year, a senior industry executive said, a move that could help propel a fresh round
The venture capital firm led by Niklas Zennstrom, the co-founder of Skype, has led a new round of financing in Bebestore, an online baby and maternal goods company in Brazil that it has backed before. The new investment indicates that e-commerce remains attractive in the country despite many struggling start-ups.
The companies down there are doing remarkably well. Our portfolio companies are growing between 70 and 200 percent annually. I know it sounds strange, but the tech and macroeconomic cycles are pretty uncoupled.
Despite an uncertain macroeconomic picture, Accel Partners, one of the most successful investment firms in the U.S. is keeping up the pace of investments in..
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“There’s a very strong emotional component to investing and you have to believe and you have to work through doubts and failures,” Efrusy said. “Brazil came about less through hedging [against the U.S.] and more about a few of us went down and became passionate about the market. We dove in and got excited about it.” Efrusy
German utility E.ON SE (EOAN.XE) said Monday it will further increase its investment in its Brazilian joint venture as part of a capital increase at power generator Eneva SA (ENEV3.BR). E.ON will contribute 200 million euros ($275.2 million) in the capital increase, which amounts to EUR491.5 million overall.
About 2 billion reais of the BNDES money could be funneled into investment vehicles managed by private-equity and venture capital firms in Brazil, with focus on technology, healthcare and innovation activities that range from culture and entertainment as well as videogames.
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14 (Reuters) - The group representing Brazil's buyout industry is in talks with the government and law makers to implement a lower tax structure on venture capital funds to help lure..
Venture capitalists are hot on the tech landscape in Latin America, in large part because populations from Mexico to Brazil are embracing social media and mobility. When combined with innovative business models and low startup costs, these trends spell plenty of opportunity for a new generation of entrepreneurs. “The companies we invest in can disrupt major players in Latin America,” says David Blumberg, ...
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