Executive Briefing: New Momentum

Executive Briefing: New Momentum

This is a month of momentum for the LAVCA team – September kicked off with the announcement of mid-year fundraising and investment data, and the month closes out with hundreds of PE and VC investors converging in NY for LAVCA Week activities. Read more

LP Profile: Fiona Yung, Investment Manager of Carnegie Mellon University

LP Profile: Fiona Yung, Investment Manager of Carnegie Mellon University

LAVCA caught up with institutional investor Fiona Yung, Investment Manager for Carnegie Mellon University, to learn how their success with fund of funds in other emerging markets will color potential allocations to Latin America. Read more

Member Profile: Roberto Velarde, Managing Director, Darby Private Equity

Member Profile: Roberto Velarde, Managing Director, Darby Private Equity

Roberto Velarde, Managing Director, Darby Private Equity, shared insights with LAVCA on LP appetite for exposure to Latin America and what unique actions they are taking to add value to their portfolio companies. Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: Gary Urteaga, Cinepapaya

Entrepreneur Profile: Gary Urteaga, Cinepapaya

Gary Urteaga, Co-Founder of movie information and ticket sale portal Cinepapaya, spoke with LAVCA about the company’s beginnings in Peru and the biggest opportunities and challenges for creating and growing a business in Latin America. Read more

4 Stages of Conducting a Compliance Due Diligence

4 Stages of Conducting a Compliance Due Diligence

By Philip T. von Mehren, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Private equity funds operating in Latin America are increasingly focused on ensuring that the fund and its portfolio companies comply with relevant compliance laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and new anti-bribery legislation in various target jurisdictions, such as Brazil and Mexico. Several factors account for this increased focus by funds. A slew of corruption cases have hit Latin America hard over the last few years raising awareness and making corruption a central issue in many deals. Wal-Mart, Bionet, Orthofix and BizJet are all well known examples, many involving fines of millions of dollars. Read more

Welcome to the July/August 2014 Edition of the Latin America PE/VC Report

Welcome to the July/August 2014 Edition of the Latin America PE/VC Report

Welcome to the July/August 2014 edition of the Latin America PE/VC Report, LAVCA’s bimonthly newsletter. Read more

Executive Briefing: The Venture Industry Evolves

Executive Briefing: The Venture Industry Evolves

As LAVCA’s research team tracks down deals closed in 1H2014 to produce data on investment activity, we are carefully monitoring the evolution of the early stage space – the number of seed, venture and growth equity deals has been expanding since LAVCA started collecting data in 2008, with local and international fund managers backing the region’s tech entrepreneurs. Read more

LP Profile: Worth Groome, Investment Manager of Allianz Capital Partners

LP Profile: Worth Groome, Investment Manager of Allianz Capital Partners

LAVCA caught up with institutional investor Worth Groome, Investment Manager for Allianz Capital Partners, for insight into their potential commitments to Latin America and how the region compares to other emerging markets. Read more

Member Profile: Craig Smith, President and CEO, Sigma Safi

Member Profile: Craig Smith, President and CEO, Sigma Safi

LAVCA spoke with fund manager Craig Smith, CEO of Peruvian Member firm Sigma SAFI, to learn more about their investments in infrastructure and why Peru is good market for private equity. Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: Brian Requarth, Co-Founder and CEO of VivaReal

Entrepreneur Profile: Brian Requarth, Co-Founder and CEO of VivaReal

Brian Requarth, Co-Founder and CEO of online real estate marketplace VivaReal, spoke with LAVCA about his relationship with investors and how economic changes in Brazil are impacting their operations. Read more