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Rodolfo Spielmann, Managing Director and Head of Latin America at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and LAVCA Board Member, shared insights about partnerships with family-controlled businesses as a model…
Member GPs are invited to nominate a portfolio company deal for the 2024 LAVCA ESG Deal Awards. Portfolio company deals can be across any asset class, including private equity, VC/tech, private credit and real assets. Associate Members can also nominate firms and deals.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of LPs. Select deals will also be considered for publication in a monthly series of case studies.
The deadline to submit a portfolio company is Friday, 26 January 2024. To nominate a deal, or for more information, please contact Marcelo Pizzato at [email protected].
The categories include:
- Private Capital Deal of the Year
- Environmental Responsibility
- Social Impact
- Better Tech
Download the 2024 LAVCA ESG Deal Awards Submission Form.
LAVCA spoke with Member firm and long-time Board Member Hernan Kazah, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at KaszeK Ventures about his shift from entrepreneur to investor, their experience fundraising over the last few cycles, and KaszeK’s investment focus, including their LatAm-specific strategy and the success they have found co-investing in the region.
Following a US$30k investment made by NESsT in 2014, LAVCA spoke with Marcio Waked, Founder of Bio Fair Trade about generating sustainable income for artisans in Brazil and how the Projeto do…
LAVCA spoke with Jennifer McLeod Petrini, Senior Investment Officer, Regional Lead for PE Fund Investments in Latin America at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), about building relationships with fund managers in Latin America with a view toward fund performance and strong development impact.
Brazil’s agtech startup Strider just raised a US$3m Series A from Monashees and Qualcomm. This marks Monashees first investment in agtech and Qualcomm’s first agtech investment in Brazil. LAVCA spoke…
LAVCA caught up with Jaime Cardoso, Partner and Private Equity Co-Head at Bozano Investimentos, to learn more about the mid-market opportunity in Brazil, education as a target sector, and their newest capital raise and first dollar-denominated fund.
Today, political and economic turbulence permeate certain geographies and industry sectors in Latin America. Nevertheless, international and domestic investors continue to seek attractive assets in the region.
In this article Fabio Pires, Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, and Alvaro Araujo, Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, discuss the importance of integrated due diligence to strengthen investor’s position at the negotiation table and maximize return on investment.
On a recent trip to São Paulo and Rio I was struck by the number of investors who talked to me about education deals, and a few weeks earlier I was in Mexico hearing about a string of healthcare transactions.
LAVCA spoke with Camilo Villaveces, President and CEO of Ashmore Colombia about the opportunity for private equity investments in the Andean region and how infrastructure continues to be the single biggest opportunity in LatAm.
Mexican fintech startup Konfio just secured a US$8m Series A from KaszeK Ventures, QED, Quona, and Jaguar Ventures, marking both KaszeK and QED’s first investment in Mexico. With fintech heating up, LAVCA spoke to David Arana, Founder and CEO of Konfio about the opportunity for this sector in Latin America and how to effectively build relationships with investors.
Conventional wisdom has it that the PE/VC opportunity in Latin America is never quite as good or as bad as the headlines and investor herd would lead us to believe.…
LAVCA caught up with Mike Till, Co-Head of Actis’ Energy Business and Michael Harrington, Partner of Actis’ Energy Business to learn more about the energy needs in Latin America and…
On the heels of opening a new office in Chile, LAVCA spoke with Jose Sosa del Valle, Principal of Lexington Partners, to hear about the bourgeoning secondaries opportunity in Latin…