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Private capital investors deployed USD16b in Latin America in 2020, a new record. Venture investment topped USD4b for the second year in a row, demonstrating sustained momentum for the region’s ongoing digital transformation. 

GPCA Research on Latin America is produced in partnership with LAVCA. Since 2008, LAVCA Research has tracked private capital activity in Latin America through direct contact with over 500 fund managers active in the region, using the same data methodology as GPCA. 

Members can access GPC Analytics for a ten-year archive of Latin American private capital transactions and data cuts.

Research Team

Miguel Algarin, Research Director

Emanuel Hernandez, Research Analyst

Latin America Research

GPCA Latin America Council Meeting: Key Takeaways

January 18, 2022
Members of GPCA’s Latin America Council recently gathered to compare notes on the market. Key takeaways from the discussion: Robust tech dealmaking has driven record-breaking investment, but Council members cited… Read More

Mid-Year 2021 Global Private Capital Industry Data & Analysis

September 16, 2021
GPC 1H 2021 data on fundraising, investment and exit activity across Asia, Latin America, Africa, CEE and the Middle East   Key data takeaways:   All major markets posted year-over-year gains… Read More

Latin America 2021 Industry Data and Analysis

March 31, 2021
The LAVCA 2021 Industry Data & Analysis includes data and insights on fundraising, investment and exit activity from the full year in 2020. Member access includes: LAVCA Analysis: A summary of… Read More

Latin America Data Insights (Mid-Year 2020)

September 10, 2020
EMPEA Members can log in to receive exclusive access to the full detailed report (PDF) and underlying data (Excel). Despite the difficulties introduced by COVID-19, year-over-year fundraising increased 30% Fundraising for Latin… Read More

Latin America News

D1 Capital Leads ~USD36m Series A for Brazil’s Rei do Pitaco

D1 Capital led a ~USD36m Series A for Rei do Pitaco, a Brazil-based fantasy sports and gaming platform, with participation from Left Lane Capital and Globo Ventures, and follow-on from… Read More

SoftBank Leads ~USD40m Series A for Brazil’s TerraMagna

SoftBank led a ~USD40m Series A for TerraMagna, a Brazil-based agtech platform providing working capital for farmers, with participation from Shift Capital and Brazilian credit investor Milenio Capital, and follow… Read More

SoftBank Leads USD48m Series B for Colombia’s Laika

SoftBank led a USD48m Series B for Laika, a Colombia-based e-commerce platform for pet goods and services, with participation from Delivery Hero, JAM Fund and FJ Labs, and angels Carlos… Read More

GIP Lends USD175m to Finance the Construction of a Gas-Fired Power Plant in Panama

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) invested USD175m in the form of a senior secured term loan in Group Energy Gas Panama to finance the acquisition and construction of a 670 MW… Read More

8VC Leads USD181m Series B for Colombia’s Tul

8VC led a USD181m Series B for Tul, a Colombia-based supply chain management platform connecting construction material manufacturers with SMEs, with participation from monashees, Lightrock, Coatue, Tiger Global, Fundamental, Marathon… Read More

Grupo Stefanini Acquires Cobiscorp

Topaz, the financial solutions arm of Grupo Stefanini, acquired a majority stake in Cobiscorp, a US-based, Ecuador-founded banking software company with a substantial customer base in Latin America, for an… Read More

Prosus Ventures Leads USD60m Series B for Colombia’s Platzi

Prosus Ventures led a USD60m Series B for Colombia-based edtech Platzi, with follow-on from Foundation Capital, Y Combinator, 500 Global, FJ Labs, FundersClub, and Hans Tung (GGV) and Darian Shirazi… Read More

Vinci Acquires Brazil’s Porto Pontal

Vinci Partners acquired Brazil-based port terminal Porto Pontal from JCR Group for an undisclosed amount. The fund plans to invest BRL3b (~USD526m) in the project. Read More

SoftBank Leads USD127m Round for Brazil’s Alice

SoftBank led a USD127m round for Brazil-based healthcare provider Alice, with participation from G Squared, Globo Ventures, StepStone and Allen & Co, and follow-on from KASZEK and ThornTree Capital Partners.… Read More

Prosus Ventures and Goodwater Capital Lead USD135m Series D+ for Brazil’s Facily

Prosus Ventures and Goodwater Capital led a USD135m Series D+ round for Facily, a Brazilian social commerce marketplace, at a reported USD1b+ valuation. Read More

Alta Growth Capital and Fondo de Fondos Acquire Mexico’s Interquim

Alta Growth Capital and Fondo de Fondos acquired 100% of Interquim, a Mexico-based producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Read More

Wellington Management Leads USD186m Series E for Brazil’s olist

Wellington Management led a USD186m Series E for Brazil-based marketplace aggregator olist at a reported USD1.5b valuation, with participation from Valor Capital Group, SoftBank, Corton Capital, Globo Ventures, Goldman Sachs… Read More