Welcome to the May/June 2015 Edition of the Latin America PE/VC Report

Welcome to the May/June 2015 Edition of the Latin America PE/VC Report

Welcome to the May/June 2015 edition of the Latin America PE/VC Report, LAVCA’s bimonthly newsletter. Read more

Executive Briefing: On the Front Lines of LatAm Venture Investing

Executive Briefing: On the Front Lines of LatAm Venture Investing

Venture deal flow has been dynamic across LatAm in recent months, and the LAVCA team and I are on the road participating in events for early stage investors, including LAVCA hosted programs in Brazil and Mexico. Read more

Member Profile: Antonio Bonchristiano, GP Investments

Member Profile: Antonio Bonchristiano, GP Investments

LAVCA spoke with GP Investments Co-chairman & Co-CEO about their fundraising efforts and what opportunities exist in the current market environment for creating liquidity events in Brazil. Read more

LP Profile: Rodolfo Spielmann, Head of Latin America, CPPIB

LP Profile: Rodolfo Spielmann, Head of Latin America, CPPIB

LAVCA caught up with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) new Head of Latin America to learn more about why this is a good time to be opening an office in Brazil and how co-investing plays a role in the institution’s overall investment strategy in the region. Read more

Social Entrepreneur Profile: Isabel Medem, CEO, X-Runner

Social Entrepreneur Profile: Isabel Medem, CEO, X-Runner

Isabel Medem, CEO of X-Runner, a Peruvian waterless sanitation system used in the slums of Lima, is the first social entrepreneur to be interviewed by LAVCA about the impact of its efforts on the local community. X-Runner is supported by NESsT, an organization that develops sustainable social enterprises that solve critical social problems in emerging market economies. Read more

Featured Article: Pension Funds & Private Equity – An Approach to Funds, Co-investing, and Directs

Featured Article: Pension Funds & Private Equity – An Approach to Funds, Co-investing, and Directs

LAVCA recently sat down with David Druley, leader of Cambridge Associates’ global pension practice, Aaron McKay, a private investments specialist and leader of Cambridge’s Latin America initiative, and Andrea Auerbach, global head of private equity research and co-investments, to talk about an approach to funds, co-investing, and directs. Read more

Executive Briefing: LatAm Deal Making in 2015-Amateurs Need Not Apply

Executive Briefing: LatAm Deal Making in 2015-Amateurs Need Not Apply

With record fundraising for LatAm PE last year, the question now is, how will managers put money to work in 2015? Plummeting oil prices and slowing growth have created new challenges, and currencies have devalued around 20% across the region – does this mean that it is the worst of times, or maybe the best of times for LatAm deal making? Read more

Member Profile: Miguel Gutiérrez, Partner, The Rohatyn Group

Member Profile: Miguel Gutiérrez, Partner, The Rohatyn Group

LAVCA heard from The Rohatyn Group Partner Miguel Gutiérrez about opportunities in volatile and/or distressed markets and their approach to private credit in Latin America. Read more

LP Profile: Christopher Bär, Investment Director and Head of Americas, Munich Private Equity Partners

LP Profile: Christopher Bär, Investment Director and Head of Americas, Munich Private Equity Partners

LAVCA interviewed Christopher Bär, Investment Director and Head of Americas for Munich Private Equity Partners (MPEP) to learn more about their current exposure to Latin America and their desire to seek at least one further commitment to a LatAm fund during 2015. Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: Nicolás Pardo Lanzetta, Head of RedSeguro

Entrepreneur Profile: Nicolás Pardo Lanzetta, Head of RedSeguro

Nicolás Pardo Lanzetta, Head of Colombian insurance intermediary RedSeguro spoke with LAVCA about sourcing financing and where he sees the biggest opportunities and challenges for creating and growing a business in Latin America. Read more