In an effort to showcase best-in-class examples of private capital activity in Latin America, LAVCA is again collaborating with member investors to highlight portfolio company deal cases to our audience of global institutional and fund investors, as well as strategic and long-term investors active or interested in Latin America.
As in the past, the initiative seeks to spotlight deals with extraordinary ESG outcomes at the firm- and company-level as well as highlight examples of COVID-19 efforts within the company and local community.
We exclusively invite member GPs to nominate a portfolio company deal across any asset class including private equity, VC/tech, private credit, and real assets. Member GPs can request the submission form and submit their deal by emailing Megan Smith at [email protected]. Associate members can also nominate firms and deals by contacting Megan.
The deadline for consideration for the 2022 Awards is Nov. 30, 2021.
The winners will be determined by a panel of institutional investors, and awards will be given out at a ceremony in Spring 2022.
About the 2021 Latin American Private Capital ESG Deal Award Winners:
🏆 Advent International received the 2021 Environmental Responsibility Award for their investment in Grupo Cataratas. Grupo Cataratas, the largest operator of tourist park services in Brazil, oversees a variety of ecoefficiency, recycling, resource conservation and education efforts across its properties. One such program focuses on maintaining and reintroducing biodiversity throughout Brazil’s national parks.
🏆 Lightrock received a 2021 Environmental Responsibility Honorable Mention for their investment in General Water, which uses innovative technologies to extract, treat and recycle wastewater while adhering to the highest environmental standards. The amount of recycled water out of the total quantity supplied is expected to reach 27% in 2021.
🏆 Linzor Capital received the 2021 Social Responsibility Award for their investment in the Chilean telecom provider Mundo. Among other initiatives, Mundo provides free internet for 1,600 social organizations, including schools, health centers, COVID-19 contact tracing centers, fire departments, neighborhood associations, elderly residences and indigenous communities. Mundo’s commitment underscores their philosophy that expanding internet access improves educational and professional opportunities for its recipients.
🏆 Mesoamerica received a 2021 Social Responsibility Honorable Mention for their investment in the Colombian milk company Alqueria. Over 3,000 raw milk suppliers benefit from Alqueria’s “Vaca Madrina” program, which teaches farmers how to increase milk production efficiency through sustainable farming and technological innovation.
🏆 Actis received the 2021 Gender and Diversity Award for their investment in Atlas Renewable Energy. Atlas’ Women Workforce Programme aims to improve local women’s access to employment, entrepreneurial opportunities and leadership positions across the corporate value chain. The program established an ambitious target of increasing female representation in the construction workforce to 10-15% overall.
🏆 Canary received the 2021 Venture Capital ESG Award for their investment in Alicerce Educação. Alicerce is a Brazilian education and childcare company, which serves children of low- and middle-income families to fill the gaps left by a deficient public schooling system. Students typically spend five hours per day at an Alicerce’s learning center, where each student follows a tailored plan centered around Portuguese, math, English, and socioemotional development activities.
Past Latin American Private Capital ESG Deal Awards
Produced by LAVCA, The Latin American Private Capital ESG Deal Cases illustrates real examples of the value add of private capital in Latin America. Case studies also highlight environment, social and governance (ESG) efforts.
The Latin American Private Capital awards bring recognition to fund managers with successful deal cases in Latin America.
The Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) today announced the winners of the Seventh Annual Latin American Private Capital ESG Deal Awards to recognize outstanding investments by fund managers in the region, specifically targeting environmental, social and gender diversity initiatives.