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

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

LP Profile: Andrea Kramer, Manager Director of Hamilton Lane

LP Profile: Andrea Kramer, Manager Director of Hamilton Lane

LAVCA caught up with asset manager Andrea Kramer, Managing Director of Hamilton Lane, for insight into their Latin America investment strategy and which countries are of particular interest right now. Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: Angela Cois, LastRoom

Entrepreneur Profile: Angela Cois, LastRoom

Angela Cois, Founder and COO of Lastroom, a Mexico-based travel manager specifically tailored for SMBs, was the winner of last year’s WeXchange pitch competition, a Latin American forum focused on connecting and empowering female entrepreneurs with high-growth businesses. 2014 WeXchange is coming up Dec. 11-12 in Miami. Read more

Foreign investment in LatAm – Opportunities and Challenges

Foreign investment in LatAm – Opportunities and Challenges

Cate Ambrose, president and executive director of the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), moderates a discussion on opportunities and challenges for foreign investment in Latin America between Alejandro D. Fiuza, a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP, Jaime Mercado, a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and Richard L. Winston, founder of Richard L. Winston P.A. Read more at Financier Worldwide

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