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LAVCA Private Capital Update
The LAVCA Private Capital Update is a bi-weekly email featuring industry news, research, events, and updates on investors from private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, and family offices in Latin America.

Latest Industry Headlines

Private Equity News
Private Equity News

BNDES to Invest R$150m in Vinci Impacto e Retorno IV...

Venture Capital News
Venture Capital News

Redpoint Invests R$115m in ABC Construção...

Real Asset News
Real Assets News

Brookfield Acquires Brazilian Solar Complex for R$3b...


Howard Marks to Keynote LAVCA WEEK


Howard Marks, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, is confirmed to make a keynote address on the future of investing at LAVCA Week 2020.

Fund managers, institutional investors, DFIs, family offices, and others are invited to participate in LAVCA Week, a private virtual investor meeting taking place on September 14-17, 2020.

This year’s program will be a fully-immersive experience with: 
Live Main Stage Sessions with Unique Keynotes and Panels
Interactive Breakouts 
Private Roundtables and Meetings 
Interactive Networking Opportunities 
Personalized Introductions

NEW in 2020 participants will have access to all main stage private equity, real assets, VC+tech sessions, and content via one program. 

Additional highlighted speakers and sessions include:
> Gina Diez Barroso, CEO of Grupo Diarq and Carlos de Barros Jorge Neto, CEO of DASA, on The Future of Healthcare and Education in Latin America
Flavia Almeida, CEO of Peninsula Participações with Farah Khan, Partner of L Catterton and Matias Muchnik, CEO of NotCo, on Accelerating the Evolution of Consumer Behavior
> Fireside Chat with David Velez, CEO of Brazil Unicorn Nubank
Martin Escobari, Co-President and Managing Director of Latin America for General Atlantic with Osvaldo Gimenez, CEO of MercadoPago, Ricardo Moreno, CEO of Prisma Medios de Pago, and Neal Kaupr, Senior Director of Visa Ventures on Fintech Disrupting Traditional Banking

Access the agenda-at-a-glance and featured speakers (topics and timing subject to change).

LAVCA members have a special discount to REGISTER at the early bird rate.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 28. Access more information on, and/or contact LAVCA with any questions.



LAVCA Members

LAVCA welcomed 27 new member firms to the association, including:


  • CAF Asset Management 
  • Cerberus


  • Alpha4Ventures
  • Barn Investimentos
  • Bond Capital
  • BuenTrip Hub
  • Capria Ventures
  • Colony LatAm Partners
  • DOMO Invest
  • Gavea Investimentos
  • Flourish Ventures
  • Global Founders Capital
  • Innogen Capital Ventures
  • Kamay Ventures
  • Proeza Ventures
  • Quona Capital
  • Salkantay Partners
  • Siemens Financial Services


  • Artha Partners
  • Centria Capital Partners
  • Clifford Chance
  • Cooley
  • Covington & Burling
  • Dechert
  • Ulhôa Canto Advogados
  • Vector Partners
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher

As a non-profit association, member support is invaluable to the organization's success. A full list of LAVCA's members is available here. For more information on becoming a member, contact Paulina Portilla and visit LAVCA's website.



SVB LAVCA logo and Panelists

LAVCA members are invited to a discussion with some of the world’s most active and successful global VC/tech investors, including Yar-Ping Soo of Adams Street Partners, Sandeep Naik of General Atlantic, and Eric Acher of monashees, hosted by SVB and EMPEA tomorrow.

In addition, attendees will get an exclusive look at 2020 YTD Trends in VC+Tech Dealmaking by Julie Ruvolo, Managing Director of Venture Capital for LAVCA and EMPEA.

Access is complimentary. Advanced registration is required to participate.

   Wednesday, August 5, 2020
TIME:     8:00 PDT | 11:00 EDT
WHERE: Webcast 



Podcast Adobe Picture

LAVCA CEO Ivonne Cuello recently spoke with Juan Pablo Capello, creator of the podcast Aquí & Ahora (El TecnoLatino Habla), about the current environment for private capital in Latin America. 
Listen to the latest episode or access past conversations with prominent Latinos including Eduardo Henrique (Movile, Naspers, Wavy), Alejo Nitti (TOMS Shoes), Diego Saez-Gil (BlueSmart), Serge Elkine (Yellow Pepper, Visa, IFC), and more.   


Latest Industry News

Private Equity News
Private Equity News

BNDES to Invest Up to R$150m in Vinci Impacto e Retorno IV

(Monitor Mercantil) BNDES has approved an investment of up to R$150m in Vinci Impacto e Retorno IV. The vehicle, which targets R$600m, will invest in medium-sized companies operating in the healthcare, education, retail, IT, and food sectors in Brazil. Read more

Pátria’s Lavoro Agrocomercial Acquires Brazilian Agribusiness Qualicitrus (em português)

(Fusões & Aquisições) Pátria Investimentos-backed Lavoro Agrocomercial has acquired Brazil-based agribusiness Qualicitrus for an undisclosed amount. Read more

GP Investimentos Exits Beleza Natural (em português)

(Fusões & Aquisições) GP Investimentos sold its 33% stake in Beleza Natural, a beauty chain focusing on class C consumers in Brazil. GP invested R$70m in the company in 2013. Read more

Latache Raises R$300m PE Fund (em português)

(Fusões & Aquisições) Latache Capital raised a private equity fund of R$300m to buy stakes in companies having financial difficulties in Brazil. Read more

Tarpon Invests R$160m in Agrivalle (em português)

(Press Release) Tarpon Investimentos, through it’s agribusiness and food arm 10b, has invested R$160m in Agrivalle, a Brazil-based technology company that develops biological products, fertilizers, and bio-stimulants. Read more

Oaktree Capital Management to Invest US$1.3b in LATAM Airlines

(Press Release) Oaktree Capital Management will invest US$1.3b in private financing in LATAM Airlines, which recently filed for bankruptcy in the US and added its Brazilian operations to the Chapter 11 process. The proposal still requires approval by the US Court. Read more

Venture Capital News Venture Capital News

Redpoint eventures, Spectra, and Fir Capital Invest R$115m in ABC da Construção (em português)

(Startupi) Redpoint eventures, Spectra, and Fir Capital made a R$115m follow-on investment in ABC da Construção, a Brazilian building materials retailer. Read more

Arc Labs Invests US$25m in Debt Financing in Mexican Proptech

(Press Release) Arc Labs made a US$25m debt financing investment in, a Mexican proptech focused on the purchase, renovation, and resale of residential real estate. Read more

Redpoint eventures Leads US$11m Series B in Magnetis

(Press Release) Redpoint eventures led a US$11m Series B in Magnetis, a Brazilian personal finance management platform, with follow-on from Vostok Emerging Finance. Read more

Iporanga Ventures Leads a R$5m Round in Brazilian Edtech Classpert (em português)

(Startupi) Iporanga Ventures led a R$5m round in Brazilian online course search engine Classpert, with participation from Canary. Classpert is a spinoff of Quero Educação, a Brazilian marketplace for school discovery. Read more

SoftBank Invests Series B in Healthtech iClinic

(Contxto) SoftBank made an undisclosed Series B investment in iClinic, a Brazilian healthtech platform focused on providing electronic health records, as well as marketing and billing services to independent medical practices. Read more

MatterScale Ventures Invests US$5m in Colombian HRtech Torre

(Contxto) MatterScale Ventures invested US$5m in Torre, a Colombian talent search and job matching platform targeting young professionals. Read more

Clout Capital Invests US$2m in Chilean Proptech ComunidadFeliz

(Contxto) Miami-based Clout Capital invested US$2m in ComunidadFeliz, a Chilean operations and finance management platform for condominium administrators and tenants. Read more

Route Optimization Platform Pathfind Raises R$10m (em português)

(Startupi) Pathfind, a Brazilian route optimization platform for enterprise logistics, raised R$10m from unnamed investors. Read more

Allievo Capital, Caravela Capital, and Fundação Estudar Invest in Motorbike Rental Mottu

(Contxto) Allievo Capital, Caravela Capital, and Fundação Estudar invested US$2m in Mottu, a Brazilian motorbike rental service for last-mile delivery companies. Read more

Magma Partners and LEAP Global Partners Invest US$1.2m in Mexican Insurtech ARCA

(Contxto) Magma Partners and LEAP Global Partners invested US$1.2m in ARCA, a Mexican insurtech marketplace focused on car insurance, with participation from insurance holding company Grupo Peña Verde. Read more

Barn Invests in Origem Motos Eléctricas

(Press Release) Barn Investments made an undisclosed investment in Origem Motos Eléctricas, a Brazilian manufacturer and B2B provider of electric motorbikes. Read more

Astella Investimentos Invests in Livance (em português)

(Press Release) Astella Investimentos made an undisclosed investment in Livance, a Brazilian on-demand office space provider for health professionals. Read more

KPTL Invests in Brazilian IoT Platform Syos (em portugués)

(Baguete) KPTL made an undisclosed investment in Syos, a Brazilian IoT platform focused on temperature and maintenance monitoring for commercial refrigerators. Read more

ALIVE Ventures Reaches  US$28m Final Close for Latin America Impact Fund

(Press Release) ALIVE Ventures, previously Acumen LatAm Capital Partners, reached a US$28m final close for its Acumen Latin America Early Growth Fund. The fund will focus on agribusiness, education, and clean energy in Colombia and Peru. Read more

Fundación Bancolombia and Fondo Acción Invest US$500k in Awake Travel

(Contxto) Fundación Bancolombia and Fondo Acción led a US$500k round in Awake Travel, a Colombian travel booking platform for eco-friendly trips. Read more

Loft Launches R$360m Real Estate Fund on Brazil’s B3 Exchange (em português)

(Istoé Dinheiro) Loft launched a R$360m real estate fund on B3, the São Paulo Stock Exchange. Read more

Valor Capital Invests US$4m in Solar Energy Financing Platform Solfácil

(Press Release) Valor Capital invested US$4m in Solfácil, a Brazilian solar energy financing platform. Read more

Grupo Prisma, Albatross Capital, and Katapult Impact Invest US$8.5m in Burn to Give

(Contxto) Grupo Prisma, Albatross Capital, and Katapult Impact invested US$8.5m in Burn to Give, a socially responsible Chilean insurtech focused on providing life insurance to underprivileged families and incentivizing policyholders’ wellbeing with subsidized coverage. Read more

Real Asset News Real Assets News

Brookfield Acquires Brazilian Solar Complex from Spain’s Solatio for R$3b (em português)

(Valor Econômico) Brookfield has agreed to acquire a 1,000 MW solar complex in Brazil from Spanish multinational Solatio for R$3b. This investment is part of Brookfield’s plan to invest between R$4b and R$4.5b to raise its solar energy capacity in the country. Read more

Brookfield Receives Additional US$32.3m for Exit of EBSA to Northland 

(Latin Finance) Brookfield Asset Management received an additional US$32.3m for the sale of shares of electricity distribution company Empresa de Energía de Boyacá (EBSA) to Canada’s Northland Power. In 2019, Northland acquired a 99.2% interest in EBSA from Brookfield and BCIF Holdings Colombia II. Read more

GIP Invests US$110m Secured Loan in Colombian Greenfield Multipurpose Port Terminal Puerto Antioquia

(Press Release) Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has closed on a US$110m secured loan investment in Colombia-based greenfield multipurpose port terminal Puerto Antioquia through its credit funds Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions Funds I and II. Read more

ENGIE-CDPQ Consortium Concludes Purchase of Petrobra’s 10% Stake in TAG

(Press Release) Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and ENGIE completed the purchase of Petrobra’s remaining 10% stake in Brazilian natural gas pipeline company Transportadora Associada de Gás (TAG) for R$1b (~US$187.5m). This transaction follows CDPQ and ENGIE’s acquisition of 90% of TAG for US$8.6b in 2019. Read more

LAVCA & Industry Events
SVB/EMPEA Webcast | Uncharted Waters: Investor Perspectives on the 2020 Global VC Scenario 
Hosted by SVB & EMPEA | August 5, 2020 | Webcast
AMEXCAP Cumbre 2020 de Capital Privado 
Hosted by AMEXCAP | August 12-13, 2020 | Online
Perú Venture Capital Series 2020 (PVCS20)
Hosted by PECAP | August 18-20, 26-27, 2020 | Online
Hosted by LAVCA | September 14-17, 2020 | Private Virtual Investor Meeting
LAVCA Members receive a discount on select events. For information on member discounts, contact Catalina Santos.

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