2020 LAVCA Mid-Year Data is a 4-page PDF and Excel of Latin America private capital fundraising, investment, and exit activity from 1H2020.
Despite the difficulties introduced by COVID-19, Latin America private capital fundraising increased by 30% in 1H2020, compared with the same period in 2019. Private capital investment totals declined to US$3.6b year-over-year, however, exits in Latin America accelerated to US$5.1b, the best first-half total since 2011.
VC investment was consistent throughout 1H2020 as the ecosystem continues to mature with US$1.2b invested across 170 transactions. SoftBank’s deployment of its US$5b Latin American Innovation Fund had an important impact on overall VC investment in 2019. However, excluding rounds led by SoftBank from the dataset, 1H2020 was the highest half-year total for VC deal value on record for LAVCA.