LAVCA convenes Latin American and global PE/VC fund managers, institutional investors, family offices and other private investors at education, peer, and networking events. The association created an original professional development certification program in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
LAVCA produces proprietary data and analysis on fund manager and institutional investor activity in Latin America, including the most comprehensive and accurate source of PE/VC data on fundraising, investments, and exits. LAVCA Directories contain detailed profiles of PE/VC firms, Fofs, family offices, and pension funds active in Latin America.
LAVCA represents its members and the broader investment community in interactions with Latin American regulators and policy makers, and advocates for the implementation of best practices and international standards. LAVCA’s policy work is carried out in partnership with global and local industry players and peer organizations.
In late August LAVCA published data on PE/VC activity in Latin America for the first half of 2016. Between elections, impeachments, and peace agreements, it has been an eventful year…
LAVCA spoke with Member firm and long-time Board Member Hernan Kazah, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at KaszeK Ventures about his shift from entrepreneur to investor, their experience fundraising over the last few cycles, and KaszeK’s investment focus, including their LatAm-specific strategy and the success they have found co-investing in the region.
LAVCA heard from Liza Velarde, Co-Founder of Semka Biomedical Technologies, to learn more about Mexico as a market for creating (and not just manufacturing) early stage medical devices and the…
Ahead of the LAVCA/Cambridge LP Survey launch next week during the LAVCA Summit & Investor Roundtable, LAVCA heard from Iñigo Garcia Gordobil, Investment Director, PE, for Cambridge Associates about how they see LP appetite for LatAm, the opportunties and challenges that drive investments in the region and their experience with supporting first-time funds.
Following a US$30k investment made by NESsT in 2014, LAVCA spoke with Marcio Waked, Founder of Bio Fair Trade about generating sustainable income for artisans in Brazil and how the Projeto do…
LAVCA spoke with Jennifer McLeod Petrini, Senior Investment Officer, Regional Lead for PE Fund Investments in Latin America at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), about building relationships with fund managers in Latin America with a view toward fund performance and strong development impact.
Brazil’s agtech startup Strider just raised a US$3m Series A from Monashees and Qualcomm. This marks Monashees first investment in agtech and Qualcomm’s first agtech investment in Brazil. LAVCA spoke…
LAVCA caught up with Jaime Cardoso, Partner and Private Equity Co-Head at Bozano Investimentos, to learn more about the mid-market opportunity in Brazil, education as a target sector, and their newest capital raise and first dollar-denominated fund.
Today, political and economic turbulence permeate certain geographies and industry sectors in Latin America. Nevertheless, international and domestic investors continue to seek attractive assets in the region.
In this article Fabio Pires, Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, and Alvaro Araujo, Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, discuss the importance of integrated due diligence to strengthen investor’s position at the negotiation table and maximize return on investment.
On a recent trip to São Paulo and Rio I was struck by the number of investors who talked to me about education deals, and a few weeks earlier I was in Mexico hearing about a string of healthcare transactions.
LAVCA spoke with Camilo Villaveces, President and CEO of Ashmore Colombia about the opportunity for private equity investments in the Andean region and how infrastructure continues to be the single biggest opportunity in LatAm.