Responsible investment, or investment practices and strategies that consider environmental and societal outcomes, has become an important area of focus for Latin America’s private capital industry. LAVCA’s work in this area addresses both Environmental, Social and Governance practices by traditional private capital investors (ESG), as well as impact funds that seek a balance of positive social, environmental, and financial returns. Global LPs are an important driver of change and are key partners to LAVCA’s Responsible Investment agenda.
NEW IN 2020/2021: LAVCA was looking to highlight how firms were supporting portfolio companies and surrounding communities during the global pandemic as a way to showcase the importance of the private sector for a long-term recovery.
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Deal Case Highlight Aqua Capital | Biotrop: Agricultural Innovation
Published in June, 2022
READ the latest deal case featuring Aqua Capital’s investment in Biotrop. The case study includes the deal execution, ESG initiatives…
Deal Case Highlight Linzor Capital Partners | Mundo: Access to Information and Knowledge
Published in December, 2021
READ the latest deal case featuring Lizor Capital Partners’ investment in Mundo. The case study includes the deal execution, ESG initiatives…
Deal Case Highlight Lightrock | General Water: Sustainable Water Solution
Published in November, 2021
READ the latest deal case featuring Lightrock‘s investment in groundwater extraction and wastewater treatment solutions provider General Water (GW). The case study includes the deal execution, ESG initiatives as well as…
Deal Case Highlight Actis | Atlas Renewable Energy: Part of the Same Energy
Published in October, 2021
READ the latest deal case featuring Actis‘s investment in a leading power generation company in Latin America, Atlas Renewable Energy. The case study includes the deal execution, ESG initiatives as well as COVID-19…
Deal Case Highlight Advent International | Grupo Cataratas: Protecting Biodiversity
Published in August, 2021
READ the latest deal case featuring Advent International‘s investment in the largest concessionaire and service operator within parks in Brazil, Grupo Cataratas. The case study includes the deal execution, ESG…
Deal Case Highlight Mesoamerica | Alquería: A Partnership with Purpose
Published in June, 2021
READ the latest deal case featuring Mesoamerica’s investment in agribusiness/Dairy company Alquería. The case study includes the deal execution, ESG initiatives as well as COVID-19 responses…
Deal Case Highlight Vinci | Diagmax: A Strategic Sale
Published in March, 2021
READ the latest deal case featuring Vinci’s investment and exit in healthtech service company Diagmax. The case study includes the deal execution and the strategic sale. With Vinci’s investment…
Deal Case Highlight Canary | Alicerce: A Bridge to Education
Published in February, 2021
READ the latest deal case featuring Canary’s investment in Brazil-based education services/ edtech startup Alicerce Educação. The case study includes the deal execution during covid, senior leadership, and community impact. With Canary’s suppor…
Deal Case Highlight PC Capital | Rancho los Molinos: An Opportunity to Flourish
Published in January, 2021
READ the latest deal case featuring PC Capital’s investment in Mexican agribusiness/retail seeds company Rancho lo Molinos. The case study includes the deal opportunity and execution, community impact, as well as job creation. The company now sells its products through a network of more than 2,750 points of sale, sold over eight million seeds packets, increased workforce to 38%….
Deal Case Highlight Aqua Capital | Yes Synergy: Sustainable Animal Nutrition
Published in November, 2020
READ the latest deal case featuring Aqua Capital’s investment in Brazil-based agribusiness/animal feed additives company Yes Synergy. Since Aqua’s investment, the company shifted from low-cost products with limited differentiation towards higher value-added products. Higher value-added products accounted for 43% of sales in 2020, compared to 36% in 2016…
Deal Case Highlight Oria | Zenvia: CPaaS Growth Amidst Pandemic
Published in October, 2020
Stemming from the first six editions of the LAVCA Deal Book and ESG Cases, it is now more important than ever to highlight how fund managers are partnering with their portfolio to support company growth and sustainability during and post-pandemic. In today’s world, with things changing rapidly for companies across all sectors, LAVCA is collaborating with members to showcase examples of responsible investment from the private capital community throughout the year.
Published in 2020
Globally, investors are changing the way they interact with portfolio companies, LPs, and local communities, developing best practices for maximum impact. LAVCA works to support the implementation of environment, social and governance (ESG) practices across the region as this has become increasingly important for institutional investors.
Increasingly private equity and venture capital managers active in Latin America are raising dedicated impact funds to manage alongside traditional PE/VC structures. Others are co-investing with impact fund managers in IT startups that address financial inclusion, healthcare, agriculture, and education. Using LAVCA industry data and data collected by LAVCA and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) for The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America, LAVCA published a breakout report on Impact+Tech/VC Investing. ACCESS THE REPORT
Access relevant industry resources and guidelines for investors related to ESG. Guidelines are gathered from multiple industry associations, many of whom have worked together to develop consistent policies and to promote best practices in the global private equity and venture capital community. Access LAVCA Term Sheets and Guidelines for resources on topics such as valuation, corporate governance, and more.