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

Executive Briefing: Why are investors piling into LatAm PE in the midst of a downturn?

Executive Briefing: Why are investors piling into LatAm PE in the midst of a downturn?

The LAVCA research team is finalizing data on 2014 LatAm PE activity, and results point to the second highest fundraising year on record, despite regional growth projections of under 2% for 2015. Why? Read more

Member Profile: Piero Minardi, Managing Director, Brazil, Warburg Pincus

Member Profile: Piero Minardi, Managing Director, Brazil, Warburg Pincus

LAVCA interviewed Piero Minardi who recently joined Warburg Pincus as Managing Director in Brazil to discuss his new role and the latest opportunities in energy in Latin America. Read more

LP Profile: Annette Franqui, Co-Founding Partner, Forrestal Capital

LP Profile: Annette Franqui, Co-Founding Partner, Forrestal Capital

LAVCA caught up with Annette Franqui, Co-Founding Partner of Forrestal Capital, a family office that invests the assets of three branches of a single family Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: Jacob Rosenbloom, Emprego Ligado

Entrepreneur Profile: Jacob Rosenbloom, Emprego Ligado

Jacob Rosenbloom, Co-founder and CEO of Emprego Ligado, a Brazil-based blue-collar labor marketplace, to learn more about working with multiple investors and the biggest opportunities for growing businesses in Latin America. Read more

Executive Briefing: A New Urgency Around ESG

Executive Briefing: A New Urgency Around ESG

An increasing number of private equity investors active in Latin America are focused on ESG – the environmental, social, and governance impact of their investments. Like PE firms in other regions, fund managers in LatAm are targeting ESG now in response to investor demands; but in practice most LatAm GPs are used to managing ESG related issues as an inevitable part of backing companies and projects in emerging economies. Read more

Member Profile: Miguel Ángel Olea, Head of Latin America, Abraaj

Member Profile: Miguel Ángel Olea, Head of Latin America, Abraaj

LAVCA caught up with member firm, The Abraaj Group, to learn more about their strategy to invest in consumption-driven growth markets, how their approach to fundraising has evolved in response to demand from institutional investors, and recent exit activity in Latin America. Read more