Inside Private Capital is GPCA and LAVCA’s collaborative online Executive Education series, which features practitioner-led trainings for private capital investors in Asia, Latin America, Africa, CEE and the Middle East.

Programs leverage an unparalleled network of carefully vetted senior industry professionals and seasoned deal makers. Practitioner faculty combine a first-hand understanding of local contexts across regions with up-to-the-minute knowledge of global standards.

Each training features original, case-driven content in a live, virtual format that maximizes peer-to-peer learning and interaction with practitioner faculty.

Inside Private Capital trainings are free to GPCA and LAVCA Members as well as guests of DEG and FMO.

Upcoming Trainings

Alternative Fund Structures: From Conception to Execution

September 7th | 8:30 – 10am ET 

In this training, practitioner faculty will address how to design and implement alternative fund structures such as continuation and evergreen funds.

Participants will hear from Mehdi Gharbi, who headed the formation and oversight of AfricInvest’s innovative FIVE Fund, a permanent evergreen vehicle, along with George Janssen from FMO who will provide a DFI perspective on their role in alternative structures. Mani Saluja, the Head of Funds at Quilvest, will speak to the growing importance of continuation funds and secondaries in the market.  

This interactive session will:

  • Discuss what is driving appetite for new fund structures, including continuation funds and evergreen funds, in global markets 
  • Determine what structure is viable in different deal contexts 
  • Explore financial sustainability mechanisms in the context of new fund structures 
  • Discuss how GPs should work with LPs and DFIs on these structures 
  • Provide guidance on how to structure management fees to meet both LP and GP expectations

Negotiating with Co-Investors

TBD

This training will highlight the context for co-investment opportunities, and how to effectively close deals with LP partners. Practitioners from GPs leading co-investments, LPs who are engaging in the process, and Funds of Funds will speak to their experience in negotiating and closing deals and discuss potential pitfalls.

This interactive session will: 

  • Discuss how to select LP partners who would work well for your opportunity 
  • Determine what LPs are looking for in co-investment and co-sponsorship discussions 
  • Structure your pitch to effectively bring co-investors on board 
  • Demonstrate how to coordinate with partners to close deals in a timely manner 

Who Should Attend

Inside Private Capital trainings cater toward a diversity of individuals from GPCA and LAVCA’s various global regions, producing opportunities for relevant discussion and useful networking. Prospective attendees include fund managers and investment professionals working with portfolio companies. 

Trainings are free to GPCA and LAVCA members, as well as GP guests of DEG and FMO.  

​See a list of firms that have attended previous trainings here.

Our Partnership

The Inside Private Capital series is sponsored by DEG and FMO in partnership with GPCA and LAVCA​.

Virtual Medium

Inside Private Capital’s virtual format enables top-tier faculty, and participants located across the globe to come together to discuss one key topic, enabling a richer sharing of ideas in a convenient and low-cost format. 


of program participants reported that they will be able to use or apply the knowledge gained through the training in their present role.

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Practitioner Faculty

​We engage faculty from institutional and fund investors in order to provide participants with different viewpoints and a comprehensive picture of the topic at hand.

​Past training practitioner faculty members include:

Hoda Abou-Jamra
Founding Partner and Asia Managing Director
TVM Capital Healthcare
Felipe Albertani
E&S Development Specialist
IFC
Emma Biddles
Portfolio Operations Director, Environmental and Social
Navis Capital Partners
Natasha Buckley
Vice President of ESG
HarbourVest
Dr. Bettina Boekle
Senior Sustainability Manager
DEG Invest
Pamela Fung
Executive Director, Head of Asia Pacific
Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
Mounir “Moose” Guen
Chief Executive Officer MVision
Sanjay Gujral
Chief Business Officer
The Everstone Group
James Magor
Director, Responsible Investments
Actis
Farah Khan
Partner
L Catterton
Kate Mitchell
Partner
Scale Venture Partners
Benjamin Murray
Chief Operating Officer
Cypress Creek Partners
Michael Octoman
Senior Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Navis Capital Partners
Jen Petrini
Senior Investment Officer
IFC
Andrea de la Piedra
CEO & Co-Founder
Aequales
Johanna G. Posada
Founder and Managing Partner
Elevar Equity
Mauricio Salgar
Managing Director
Advent International Colombia S.A.S.
Monika Schlesinger
ESG Officer
TVM Capital Healthcare
Christopher Walker
Principal and ESG Chairman
HarbourVest
Alisa A. Wood
Partner
KKR

Trainings

Implementing Effective ESG Practices

February 2022

Session 1: Consolidating and Communicating ESG Information

​​Session 2: Designing and Resourcing an Effective ESG Reporting Structure 

Increasing Participation of Women in Private Capital in Latin America

October 2021

Session 1: First-Hand Insights from Industry Veterans

Session 2: Leadership’s Role in Attracting and Retaining Female Talent

Session 3: Overcoming Unconscious Bias at the Organizational Level

Cultivating LP Relationships in the Pandemic Era

July 2021

Session 1: Adapting LP Relationship Building to 2021 Realities

​​Session 2: Navigating Due Diligence in the Current Environment

Meeting LP Expectations on ESG

April 2021

Session 1: Fund Reporting: Fulfilling DFI and Commercial LP Requirements

Session 2: Practical Lessons for Implementing ESG in Companies and Projects

Alumni firms

Accion
Advent International
Affirma Capital
African Infrastructure Investment Managers
Africinvest
Alaya Capital
Alothon
Alta Growth Capital
Amadeus Capital Partners
Aqua Capital
Axxon Group
Baring Vostok
Beacon
CAF-AM
Capital Alliance Nigeria Limited
CASE IV
Cento Ventures
Cerberus Capital
Colony LatAm Partners
Crescera Capital
ECP Private Equity
Elevar Equity

EmergeVest
Equitas
Fondo de Fondos
Gemcorp
Gilsco Partners
GK Ventures
Gramercy Funds Management
Gulf Capital
Insitor
Iporanga Ventures
Jaguar Growth Partners
Kandeo- Asset Management
Leapfrog
Linzor Capital
LIV Capital
Loyal Valley Capital
Mediterrania Capital Partners
Mesoamerica
Monashees
Mubadala Capital
Myanmar Strategic Holdings

Northgate
Novare
Novastar Ventures
Open Space
PC Capital
Peninsula
Polymath Ventures
Portland Private Equity
Qualgro
Quona Capital
Riverwood Capital
Salkantay Ventures
South Suez Capital
SPE Capital Partners
Stepstone
TC Latin America Partners
Teja Ventures
The Yield Lab LatAm
TRG Management LP
Trilin C Global
TVM Capital
Unison Capital Inc
Volpe Capital