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The private equity arm of Merrill Lynch has acquired Grupo Convermex, a Mexico-based disposable tableware manufacturer, from JPMorgan Partners.
Dominique Hansen, a vice president at OMERS Capital, is slated to join mega-buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts next month.
Better private equity performance and accession to the European Union have gone hand in hand for Central and Eastern Europe. By Judy Kuan.
The London-based emerging markets specialist has made an initial close on $1.3bn for its Global Special Situations Fund 3.
Is sub-Saharan African real estate ripe for the plucking? In a recent conversation with Judy Kuan, David Morley of Actis shared why the emerging markets specialist is prudently bullish on the region’s potential.
Newbridge Andean Partners, a fund managed by ACON Investments and affiliated with Texas Pacific, has agreed to sell its minority stake in Carulla Vivero through a transaction that values the retailer at over $700m including debt.
In Colombia, the 4x return of ACON Investments-backed Carulla Vivero shows that while opportunities in the Latin American markets can take time to show their true potential, there are rewards to be reaped from being patient. By Judy Kuan.
Emerging markets specialist Aureos Capital is continuing its march into new markets for Asian private equity, with the firm honing in on Bangladesh for its latest endeavour. By Judy Kuan.
VCs’ enthusiasm for backing social networking sites is stretching around the world to India, as seen in US venture firm Canaan Partners’ recent backing of BharatMatrimony. By Judy Kuan.
The Canada Investment Fund for Africa, to be managed by emerging markets-focused firms Actis and Cordiant, will target mid-market opportunities across Africa.

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