(Capital Dynamics) July 14, 2010 – Capital Dynamics is expanding its global footprint and strengthening its Latin American presence by opening an office in Brazil.* The office is located in Rio de Janeiro, in the Leblon neighborhood, home to many of the nation’s most established private equity managers. Filipe Cerqueira Caldas, Head of Business Development in Brazil, will be leading the effort.
Rio de Janeiro, seat of the largest institutional investors in Brazil, is an important business center and an ideal spot from which Capital Dynamics can identify and develop local investment opportunities.
An experienced investor in the region, Capital Dynamics believes that from a local office, it will be well-placed to strengthen its relationships with the top-quality managers based throughout the region. Further, Capital Dynamics considers its new Latin American location to be uniquely positioned for direct investment opportunities through co-investments and clean energy investing.
Capital Dynamics is committed to the region, and also believes it can best serve its growing Latin American client base from within the local community. From its new office in Rio de Janeiro, and seven other offices located around the world, Capital Dynamics can continue to develop its ever-expanding global network and create cross-border synergies that add value for all of its clients and investors.
Mr. Caldas says: “Opening a new office in Brazil highlights our expectations for growth, as we are quite bullish on the region’s abundant opportunities, as well as our commitment to the region. With an office in Rio and local investment professionals on the ground, we will be ideally situated to identify and develop local business connections. We will be accessible and readily available to our local clients; essential components of the service our clients around the world have come to expect.”
*Regulatory approvals are pending
Capital Dynamics is an independent asset management firm focused on private equity. Capital Dynamics offers institutional investors and family offices a wide range of private equity products and services: fund of funds, direct investments, separate account solutions and structured private equity products.
With more than 20 years of experience, Capital Dynamics manages and has advised on a combined total of over USD 21 billion in private equity and real estate funds. It has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Rio de Janeiro, London, Birmingham (UK), Hong Kong and Munich.