Funds

Enel takes stake in LatAm fiber optic network

M&A Funds Equity

Italian energy company spends $175m for 21% of Ufinet with option to buy the whole company for up to another $2.5bn by 2022

France's Ardian opens first LatAm office

Chile Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Funds

Paris-headquartered investor chooses Santiago, Chile for its inaugural branch in the region

IEnova plans share buyback

Equity Funds

Mexican energy firm forms a fund for up to $250m to purchase its own stock on the BMV

Central bank to weigh in on Itaú acquisition of XP

Economy & Policy M&A Funds

Brazil's monetary authority could limit the bank to a minority stake in the financial services firm, according to press reports

The Andes come in to focus

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Infrastructure, capital markets strategies and political risk to dominate discussions at LatinFinance's 12th Andean Finance and Investment Forum in Lima, Peru

EcoEnterprises earns commitments on third fund

Funds Costa Rica Central America

Costa Rican impact investor snares $74m from investors during the first round of capital raising (Photo: Gregory Smith CC BY-SA 2.0)

Interview: BlueOrange Capital

Funds Asset Management Bonds

BlueOrange Capital wants to mobilize private capital to provide mezzanine debt for sustainable investments in Latin America, but it understands that making an impact come...

Investors make an impact in Central America

Funds Equity Features

Small businesses in Central America are benefitting from the growing role of local impact funds, as healthy returns and the chance to make a difference attract investors.

Brazil's pension funds try to correct past mistakes

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Pension funds in Brazil are reeling from corruption scandals that caused billions of reais in losses. Now they are implementing stricter rules for picking investments, bu...

Brazil's insurers revise investment strategies

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Brazilian insurers have found the recipe for investing simple: Buy high-yield, low-risk government bonds. But as interest rates drop, they are venturing into new territor...

Equity funds bet on Brazilian recovery

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

As Brazil reemerges a deep recession, equity fund managers have taken a shine again to Latin America's largest economy. Elsewhere in the region, the picks are more select...

Fund managers steer through debt markets

Asset Management Bonds Debt

After a year of good returns, bond investors in Latin America face increasing volatility — again. Elections and higher interest rates loom, keeping debt fund managers on ...

UPDATE: BNDES, IDB pick manager for infra fund

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Multilateral and Brazilian development bank will announce the structure of the B2 Infra fund within two months

BNDES, IDB pick manager for new infra fund

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Bozano Investimentos will handle investments for the $1.5bn B2 Infra fund

BNDES, IDB form infra fund

Debt Capital Markets Bonds

Brazil's national development bank will contribute at least 30% to the $1.5bn fund, while the multilateral lender will chip in 10%