Executive Briefing: Raising Capital from Latin American LPs-Is it Getting Harder, or Easier?

Executive Briefing: Raising Capital from Latin American LPs-Is it Getting Harder, or Easier?

Over the last decade, pension funds in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico have backed dozens of domestic PE funds, driving the development of the region’s investment ecosystem. But understanding the hurdles to securing commitments in each one of these markets represents an ongoing challenge to GPs as regulation and rules continue to evolve.

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Member Profile: Edgar Enrique Sandoval, Kandeo

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Member Profile: Edgar Enrique Sandoval, Kandeo

LAVCA caught up with Edgar Enrique Sandoval, Partner and CFO of Kandeo, to learn more about their core markets (Colombia, Mexico, and Peru) and how the integration of these economies as a result of the Pacific Alliance is creating an opportunity for mid-market private equity.
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LP Profile: Marek Herchel, Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners

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LP Profile: Marek Herchel, Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners

LAVCA spoke with Marek Herchel, Managing Director of AlpInvest Partners, to learn more about their allocations to emerging markets and how today’s market volitility has impacted their overall startegy. Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: Diego Saez Gil, CEO & Co-Founder, Bluesmart

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Entrepreneur Profile: Diego Saez Gil, CEO & Co-Founder, Bluesmart

LAVCA heard from Argentine entrepreneur Diego Saez Gil, CEO and Co-Founder of Bluesmart, a smart luggage startup launched on the back of a $2.2 million dollar Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Read more

Executive Briefing: Pink Tide Recedes as Voters Call For Change in Latin America

Executive Briefing: Pink Tide Recedes as Voters Call For Change in Latin America

Macri will be sworn in next week, heading a government packed with private sector stars including Mario Quintana of PE/VC fund manager Grupo Pegasus (as a senior member of the economic team) and Andy Freire, the entrepreneur who founded OfficeNet (at the government of the City of Buenos Aires). The outcome of the Argentine election is a powerful signal of change that reverberates across Latin America. For further insight, check out LAVCA’s article on Argentina in PE HUB Read more

Member Profile: Alexander Chalmers, Managing Director, Avenida Capital

Member Profile: Alexander Chalmers, Managing Director, Avenida Capital

LAVCA caught up with Alexander Chalmers, Managing Director of private equity real estate firm Avenida Capital, to learn more about Colombia as an important real estate market and the appetite from institutional investors for exposure to the asset class ex-Brazil.
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LP Profile: Roberta Brzezinski, Managing Principal, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

LP Profile: Roberta Brzezinski, Managing Principal, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

LAVCA spoke with Roberta Brzezinski, Managing Principal for CDPQ, to learn more about their growing allocations to Latin America and how they organize activities in terms of direct investing, co-investing, and investing through funds. Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: Pedro Neira, CEO & Founder, Dating LATAM

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Entrepreneur Profile: Pedro Neira, CEO & Founder, Dating LATAM

LAVCA heard from Pedro Neira, CEO & Founder of Peru-based startup Dating LATAM about his experience as an entrepreneur and how his track record has helped to raise local and international capital. Read more

Executive Briefing: What’s Next for Argentina?

Executive Briefing: What’s Next for Argentina?

I was in Argentina in early September, where the government of the City of Buenos Aires hosted the Venture Capital Forum Argentina with support from LAVCA – our BA-based Senior Advisor on VC and Entrepreneurship, Ariel Muslera, was collaborating on the ground. Read more

Member Profile: Ricardo Rodriguez, Founder and Partner, Southern Cross Group

Member Profile: Ricardo Rodriguez, Founder and Partner, Southern Cross Group

LAVCA spoke with Ricardo Rodriguez, Co-Founder of long-standing pan-regional fund manager Southern Cross Group, to learn more about their sector agnostic approach and how the shifting macroeconomic environment in the region is creating the most active pipeline they have seen in their 18 year history investing in the region. Read more