JPMorgan Brazilian P.E. Unit Set To Close Fund At More Than US$1 Billion

Jul 18 2014 | 1:02pm ET

JPMorgan Chase’s Brazilian private-equity arm is set to close its fifth fund with at least US$1 billion in commitments.

Gávea Investimentos will hold a final close on the fund by the end of this month, The New York Times reports. The vehicle is expected to garner between US$1 billion and US$1.2 billion.

Gávea is closing the fund following a difficult year for Brazilian p.e. and venture capital firms, which raised 35% less in 2013 than in 2012. All told, the industry garnered just US$2.4 billion last year—less than the combined size of Gávea’s new fund and a US$1.5 billion fund being raised by Patria Investments.

Still, Gávea is settling for less both than its fourth fund raised—US$1.9 billion in 2011—and the US$1.5 billion it had targeted last June. It also took longer to raise less; a source familiar with the fundraising told the Times that “it was a harder sell.”

JPMorgan bought Gávea in 2010.

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