The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the growth of private capital investing (including private equity, venture capital, and real assets) in Latin America and the Caribbean. LAVCA’s membership is comprised of over 180 firms, from leading global investment firms active in the region to local fund managers from Mexico to Argentina. Member firms control assets in excess of US$65b, directed at capitalizing and growing Latin American businesses.
Mission & History
The mission of LAVCA is to spur regional economic growth by advancing private capital investment. This is accomplished through programs of research, networking, education, the promotion of best investment practices, and the advocacy of sound public policy. LAVCA was founded in 2002 with support from the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank.
LAVCA’s Board of Directors is comprised of leading private capital investors active in Latin America, spanning global asset managers, private equity and venture capital fund managers, institutional investors, and other private investment groups. Click here to view the LAVCA Board.
Patrice Etlin, Managing Partner, Advent International
Susana Garcia Robles, FOMIN/IADB
Alvaro Goncalves, Stratus Group
Susan Segal, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Scott Swensen, Conduit Capital
Arturo Saval, Nexxus Capital
Ernest Bachrach, Advent International
Marcus Regueira, FIR Capital
Eduardo Elejalde, Latin America Enterprise Fund Managers
Claudia Fan Munce, IBM Global Venture Capital Group
Enrique Bascur, Citigroup Venture Capital International
Erik Peterson, Aureos Capital
David E. Thomas, Intel Capital Latin America
Richard Frank Sr., Darby Overseas International
Everett J. Santos, AIG/GE Capital Latin America
New York, September 25, 2017 –The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) today announced the election of Carlos Garcia, Managing Partner of Victoria Capital Partners who has been on the LAVCA board for three years, to the position of Board Chairman. Garcia takes over for Patrice Etlin, Managing Partner of Advent International, who served as the Chairman of the Board since 2011 completing the maximum of two, three-year terms.