The USD 21 billion private equity fund of funds manager is establishing an office in Rio de Janeiro. The firm, which has headquarters in Switzerland and additional offices in the US, the UK, Hong Kong and Germany, believes that the Brazilian city will enable it to identify and develop local investment opportunities as it seeks to strengthen its presence in Latin America. It also feels that the new office will allow it to take advantage of co-investment and clean energy opportunities in the region, while better serving a growing Latin American client base.
Preqin’s Investor Intelligence database shows details for 42 fund of funds managers that are known to have previously invested in private equity funds targeting opportunities in South or Central America. Nearly 50 managers of funds of funds have indicated that they are open to gaining exposure to private equity opportunities in the Latin America region.
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