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Private Equity in Latin America: the Mexican Case

12 January 2002

Private Equity in Latin America: The Mexican Case

Roberto Charvel and Juan Carlos de Yeregui


Private equity investing first took off in Latin America in the wake of the debt crisis of the eighties, when global banks that had been active in the region found themselves holding a significant amount of non-performing loans and had to accept equity stakes in local companies in exchange for their loans.