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Brazilian fast-food chain Oakberry has raised 325 million reais ($66.60 million) in an investment round led by BTG Pactual-managed funds, it said on Friday, boosting a global expansion plan that should see it open 300 stores by the end of 2024. Oakberry, founded in 2016 and already backed by asset manager Kilima Asset, sells acai bowls in more than 40 countries, including the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and France. With the money raised from the funds managed by BTG Pactual , Latin America's largest investment bank, the company plans to turbocharge international growth, with a focus on the U.S. market.
Fortitude Capital, founded by former Goldman Sachs partner Antonio Esteves, Brazilian bank BTG Pactual and Portuguese asset manager Atrium, has launched its first fund with a target size of up to 500 million euros ($550 million). Esteves said on Tuesday that, though focused on investing in Portugal, the fund would not exclude opportunities abroad, and was targeting any sector through instruments such as equity, hybrid debt or senior debt. He said that, contrary to the majority of funds in Portugal, the first Fortitude fund would be mostly funded by private investors and its founders will be the fund's biggest investors.