LAVCA convenes Latin American and global PE/VC fund managers, institutional investors, family offices and other private investors at education, peer, and networking events. The association created an original professional development certification program in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
LAVCA produces proprietary data and analysis on fund manager and institutional investor activity in Latin America, including the most comprehensive and accurate source of PE/VC data on fundraising, investments, and exits. LAVCA Directories contain detailed profiles of PE/VC firms, Fofs, family offices, and pension funds active in Latin America.
LAVCA represents its members and the broader investment community in interactions with Latin American regulators and policy makers, and advocates for the implementation of best practices and international standards. LAVCA’s policy work is carried out in partnership with global and local industry players and peer organizations.
Following the US Election in November, LAVCA sought insights from investors across Latin America and around the world in terms of the immediate and longer-term impact of the Trump presidency on the investment environment in the region.
LAVCA spoke with Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of IGNIA Partners about how their strategy has evolved, including an unexpected deal source: international companies that have identified Mexico as a target market and want to partner with a local investor.
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.…