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LLR Partners – Final closing of Fund V

North American private equity firm LLR Partners has announced the closing of its latest fund, Fund V at $1,200m. Fund IV closed in 2014 with $950m in committed capital....

Advent – Acquisition of Walmart Brazil

Global private equity firm Advent has announced the acquisition of Walmart Brazil from Walmart Inc. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Based in Brazil, Walmart is a chain of hypermarkets and discount department stores.  ...

ACON – Biosidius

Global private equity firm ACON has teamed up with Argentinian private equity Humus Capital Partners to acquire Biosidius. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Based in Argentina, Biosidius focuses on the treatment of chronic renal failure, cancer and multiple sclerosis, among others.  ...

Marguerite – Acquisition of stake in fiber asset in Europe and Brazil

Marguerite II has signed an agreement to invest in EllaLink, a planned major submarine cable project connecting Europe to Brazil. The project aims to provide telecoms connectivity between Spain, Portugal and Brazil by linking data centres in Madrid and Lisbon to Fortaleza and São Paulo. The...

Bowmark Capital – Promotion of new Partner

Pan-European private equity firm, Bowmark Capital, has promoted Julian Masters to managing partner. Masters joined Bowmark from European Capital in 2008 and has played a key role in the firm’s development over the past ten years, including leading its media and financial services practices.  ...

HIG Capital – Acquisition of Elekeiroz

Global private equity firm, HIG Capital, has agreed to buy Elekerioz from Itaúsa. HIG will acquire 96.5% of the Elekerioz shares. Founded in 1894, Elekeiroz is the sole producer of oxo-alcohols in Latin America and the largest producer of plasticizers in Brazil. Listed on the...

Whitehelm Capital – Sale of gas distribution company in Chile

Whitehelm Capital has agreed to sell its GasValpo gas distribution business to Japanese conglomerate Marubeni and Chilean fund Toesca Infraestructura Fondo de Inversión. Founded in 1853, GasValpo is a retail distributor of natural gas that supplies more than 90,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers through a 1,500km network...

Ares Management – Hiring of Myles Gilbert

North American private equity firm Ares Management has announced the hiring of Myles Gilbert as Partner and Head of strategy and solutions. Prior to joining Ares Management, Myles Gilbert was a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates.  ...

Rhône Capital – Acquisition of Fogo de Chao

Global private equity firm Rhône Capital has announced the acquisition of public company Fogo de Chao, in a deal valued at close to $560m or $15.75 per share, representing a 25.5% premium to the closing share price on February 16, 2018. Based in Texas, US,...