LAVCA is pleased to announce the addition of 14 new firms to our membership roster. This new round of members is a group which includes leading global PE/VC firms as well as some of the region’s most innovative accelerators.
Ashmore (Colombia) is a leading private equity infrastructure investor with significant experience in the Andean region. The firm has invested over $US4b across Colombia, Peru, and Central America. This includes one of Latin America’s largest infrastructure investments, Ashmore Energy International ($US1.2b).
Avenida Capital is a private equity real estate investment firm with offices in Bogotá, Colombia and New York City. Since its founding in 2006, the firm has committed capital both as principal and on behalf of its investors to residential, retail and mixed-use projects in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, and the United States. The principals of Avenida Capital have executed over US$1b of real estate transactions.
Mesoamerica is a leading private equity and M&A advisory firm in Central America and the Andean region. The firm has offices in San José, Costa Rica, and Bogotá, Colombia, with a toolkit and strategic approach that stems from its close ties to its sister organizations: Bain & Company and Bain Capital.
The Moringa Partnership is the investment advisor to Moringa Fund. The fund is an investment vehicle with a final targeted size of US$137m which invests in profitable larger scale agroforestry projects with high environmental and social impacts. Moringa invests in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa via equity and quasi-equity investments of US$5-13m.
OTPP is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan with US$140b in net assets. OTPP pays pensions and invests plan assets on behalf of 307,000 working and retired teachers. Since its establishment as an independent organization in 1990, OTPP has built an international reputation for innovation and leadership in investment management and member services.
South Ventures is a Latin American angel network. The firm has been investing in start-ups throughout Latin America for the past 7 years and is comprised of over 2,000 investors.
SP Ventures is an early stage VC investor focused on agricultural technologies, healthcare technologies, nanotechnology and information, and communication industries in Brazil.
Wayra is a startup accelerator owned by Telefónica, a Spanish broadband and communications provider. Wayra first launched in Latin America and Spain in 2011 and there are now 14 Wayra academies in 12 countries in Europe and Latin America.
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs is an international network of 200+ organizations that works to promote entrepreneurship in developing countries.
BroadSpan Capital is a leading independent investment banking firm that specializes in Latin America and the Caribbean. Founded in 2001, BroadSpan provides corporations, partnerships, and government institutions with impartial advice related to cross border mergers, acquisitions, financial restructurings, and capital raising with offices in Miami, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo.
The DFJ Global Network is a self-governed organization of 14 independent venture funds operating on four continents that cooperate on investment diligence, marketing intelligence, corporate relationships, and co-investments.
Pro Ecuador is the agency for the Promotion of Trade and Investment branch of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and is responsible for implementing the policies and rules to promote exports and investments of the country. Pro Ecuador’s mission is to promote the supply of traditional and non-traditional products and the growth of international trade.
Ruta N is a corporation created by the city of Medellín, Colombia to promote the development of innovative technology-based businesses that increase the competitiveness of the city and the region.
Tozzini, Freire, Teixeira e Silva Advogados is a provider of legal services in Latin America in areas such as corporate transactions, civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, securities law, taxation, real estate, and environmental law.