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.
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.
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…
Brazilian startup WebRadar is an international breakout in the big data space, crunching billions of data points per hour to drive efficiencies for clients in three sectors (telco, transportation and…
Over the last decade, pension funds in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico have backed dozens of domestic PE funds, driving the development of the region’s investment ecosystem. But understanding…
LAVCA caught up with Edgar Enrique Sandoval, Partner and CFO of Kandeo, to learn more about their core markets (Colombia, Mexico, and Peru) and how the integration of these economies…
LAVCA spoke with Marek Herchel, Managing Director of AlpInvest Partners, to learn more about their allocations to emerging markets and how today’s market volitility has impacted their overall startegy. LP…
LAVCA heard from Argentine entrepreneur Diego Saez Gil, CEO and Co-Founder of Bluesmart, a smart luggage startup launched on the back of a $2.2 million dollar Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Entrepreneur…
LAVCA caught up with Alexander Chalmers, Managing Director of private equity real estate firm Avenida Capital, to learn more about Colombia as an important real estate market and the appetite…