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Latin America

25 September 2013

Latin America’s growth story remains attractive to LPs, both home and abroadp

news_brazil_rio.sml investors are reaching a more sophisticated understanding of the opportunity in Latin America, with positive expectations of the deal-making environment in the coming years.

5 September 2013

Latin America sees spike in fundraising, investments and exitsp

Latin America witnessed an uptick in private equity and venture capital activity across the board with an increasing universe of global and local investors taking part.

14 August 2013

Private equity remains strong over long term despite final quarter dipp

Although private equity in developed markets outside the US and in emerging markets did as well as comparable public equity indices for the final quarter of 2012, the results looked better over longer periods, according to new analysis.

31 July 2013

Smaller funds drive emerging markets fundraising levelsp

Emerging markets funds of less than $100m each showed “remarkable” resilience, representing nearly three-quarters of all funds that closed in the first half of the year.

31 May 2013

Maturing Latin America evolving two-tier private equity modelp

Latin American private equity is increasingly resembling the ‘two-tier’ model prevalent in more mature markets as large foreign investors flock to the region, a new study has shown.

18 April 2013

Latin America’s investment climate continues upward trajectoryp

The investment climate for private equity and venture capital in Latin America continued its upward trajectory with a new generation of start-up investing in recent years, and governments across the board continuing to promote programmes to support entrepreneurs and venture capital investors.

13 December 2012

BRICs overtake Europe amidst global M&A slowdownp

The slowdown in global M&A continued through 2012 as the value of deals fell by 47 per cent to a projected $2.25tn from the height of the M&A boom in 2007 of $4.3tn and are 21 per cent down in volume to 36,865 in 2012 from 46,701 in 2007, according to new data analysis.

19 September 2012

BRIC countries lead the way for emerging markets private equityp

While investors continue to be attracted by the returns and diversification opportunities in emerging markets, they are beginning to realise that growth sectors such as services, IT and healthcare are less accessible through public market equities than private market opportunities.

14 August 2012

Emerging markets growth reflected in private equity fundraisingp

Fundraising by private equity funds focused on the emerging markets held steady in the first two quarters and maintained a 15 per cent share of the global total.

10 July 2012

Emerging markets account for 28% of global M&A activityp

Emerging markets M&A in the first half of 2012 accounted for 28.3 per cent of global activity and reached $315.3bn.

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