Digitalization was the dominant theme across Latin America’s private capital landscape in 2021, with technology companies driving interest across asset classes and pushing private capital investment to a new record of USD29.4b.
- VC investment reached a record of USD15.7b, more than what the region’s startups attracted in the 10 years prior and over half of total private capital dollars invested in 2021.
- Private capital funds are financing the region’s bet on greater connectivity and competitiveness through digital and transportation infrastructure.
- The region’s major markets each reached new investment milestones despite socioeconomic and political headwinds.
- A return to growth in Latin America’s major economies, coupled with low interest rates during the first half of the year, fueled M&A activity and public listings for private capital-backed companies.