Latin America

Irish hotel booking startup Hot Hotels bags $1M for international expansion

Ireland-based same-day hotel booking startup Hot Hotels bagged $1 million (€730,000) in funding from private investors and accelerator funds to fuel its expansion into Europe and South America.

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US venture capital firm Rise Capital to raise $146M to back startups in emerging markets

San Francisco, US-based venture capital firm Rise Capital is set to raise $146 million to back startups in Africa, South America, and other emerging markets.

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San Francisco's Premise nabs $11M in Series B round to track prices of food staples

San Francisco, US-based real-time economic data tracking platform Premise nabbed $11 million in a Series B funding round led by Social+Capital Partnership to continue tracking prices of food staples in Asia, Latin America, US, and Europe.

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Irish drug firm Perrigo picks up Aspen Global products in $51M cash deal

Dublin, Ireland-based over-the-counter (OTC) drug manufacturer Perrigo Company PLC picked up a set of products being marketed in Australia and New Zealand from South African firm Aspen Global Inc in a $51-million cash deal.

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Aavishkaar invests INR18.6 crore in US-based luxury brand Mela Artisans

Mumbai, India-based social venture capital firm Aavishkaar Venture Management invested INR18.6 crore in US-based luxury lifestyle brand Mela Artisans for the latter's domestic and international product expansion.

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US-based firm Knewton lands $51M funding for global expansion of personalized education

New York-based innovative learning company EdTech has landed $51 million in a funding round led by London venture firm Atomico to take personalized learning on a global scale.

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Argentina's allows South America to crowdfund with bitcoins, a crowdfunding platform founded in Argentina, now allows people in seven Latin American countries to fund projects and startups using bitcoin in lieu of credit cards and PayPal.

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Pearson fund invests in India-based education startup

UK-based investment fund Pearson Affordable Learning Fund has backed Delhi-based education startup Avanti Learning Centres to develop a system that will help students from low-income families prepare for college entrance tests.

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Kentz expands to US through USD435 million takeover of Valerus

Ireland-based construction and engineering company Kentz has taken over US-based Valerus Field Solutions for USD435 million (EUR316 million) in a deal that will also expose Kentz to Latin American markets.

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Petroperu reviving share sale plans

State-owned oil company Petroleos del Peru SA (Petroperu) is reviving plans to sell as much as 49% of its shares,according to Energy and Mines Minister Jorge Merino.

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Box confirms $100M funding for expansion beyond US

US-based cloud storage firm Box confirmed it closed USD100 million in fresh capital to catalyze its global expansion as it sealed commercial transactions with Japanese firms.

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Pearson acquires Brazil's Grupo Multi for GBP440 million

UK-based multinational publishing and education company Pearson reportedly agreed to buy Brazilian Grupo Multi for GBP440 million in a cash and debt assumption. Grupo Multi provides English language training to over 800,000 students in Brazil.

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Chilean drug maker CFR makes BEE pledge in Adcock takeover

Chile-based drug firm CFR Pharmaceuticals promised a 25.1% stake for its black shareholders should the acquisition of local pharmaceutical company Adcock Ingram be approved, in line with South Africa's black economic empowerment (BEE) codes.

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CFR Pharmaceuticals issues formal bid for Adcock Ingram

Chilean drug maker CFR Pharmaceuticals issued a formal bid to acquire 100% of the issued share capital of South African pharmaceutical company Adcock Ingram Holdings Limited for USD1.26 billion.

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Hedge funds declines for the first time in eight months

Hedge funds sees a decline for the first time in eight months

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