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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

Emanuel Hernandez, Director, Research

Mario Avila, Analyst, Research

Latin America Research

2022 LAVCA Industry Data and Analysis

March 22, 2022
GPCA members should use their member login to download an accompanying Excel Data Pack containing all underlying data, including a full list of funds reaching a close and investments in… 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

LAVCA’s 2021 Review of Tech Investment in Latin America

April 22, 2021
Venture investment in the region topped USD4b for a second consecutive year, with a record 488 deals in 2020, record seed and early-stage investments in a number of major markets,… Read More

2021 Climate Data Insight

November 2, 2021
Based on GPCA’s newly developed taxonomy of climate-dedicated businesses, the 2021 Climate Data Insight covers climate-focused private capital activity in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the… Read More

Latin America News

Mexico’s Baubap Secures USD25m in Debt Financing from Park Cities Asset Management

Baubap, a Mexico-based consumer lending platform, secured USD25m in debt financing from Park Cities Asset Management. Read More

Colombia’s Finkargo Secures USD75m Structured Credit Line from Community Investment Management

Finkargo, a Colombia-based import finance platform, secured a USD75m structured credit line from Community Investment Management. Read More

EQI Raises ~USD9m for Brazil’s Forêt Fund

EQI reached a BRL50m (~USD9m) final close for Forêt Fund, a vehicle focused on acquiring protected land, generating environmental conservation certificates and selling them to local agribusinesses. Read More

Better Tomorrow Ventures and Metaprop Lead USD7.5m Round for Mexico’s Fintech Yave

Better Tomorrow Ventures and Metaprop led a USD7.5m round for Yave, a Mexico-based embedded mortgage lender, with participation from DILA Capital, Wollef, Goodwater Capital, Magma Partners, Activant, Moore Capital, Fintech… Read More

DXA Invest and Arien Lead ~USD6m Series A+ for Brazil’s Aviation Platform Flapper

DXA Invest and Arien led a ~USD6m Series A+ for Flapper, a Brazil-based on-demand private aviation service. Read More

L Catterton Acquires ~USD116m Minority Stake in Brazil’s CantuStore

L Catterton acquired a BRL600m (~USD116m) minority stake in CantuStore, a Brazil-based omnichannel aftermarket tire retailer and distributor. Read more here and h Read More

Brazil’s Liti Raises ~USD4.2m from monashees, Canary, Norte Ventures, Newtopia VC and others

Liti, a Brazil-based health monitoring platform focused on weight control, raised a ~USD4.2m round from monashees, Canary, Grão, Norte Ventures, Eclipseon, Newtopia and The Fund. Read More

Lightrock Leads USD27m Series B for Brazil’s Agrolend

Lightrock led a USD27m Series B for Agrolend, a Brazil-based unsecured lender to smallholder farmers, with participation from Yara Growth Ventures and Mago Capital, and follow-on from Valor Capital Group,… Read More

Glisco Partners Leads USD27m Series B for Colombia’s Muncher

Glisco Partners led a USD27m Series B for Muncher, a Colombia-based dark kitchen operator, with participation from FEMSA Ventures and TMT Investments.  Read More

Victory Park Capital and Industry Ventures Lead USD60m Equity and Debt Round for Mexico’s Mendel

Mendel, a Mexico-based corporate spend management platform, raised a USD60m equity and debt round led by Victory Park Capital and Industry Ventures, with follow-on from ALLVP, BetterTomorrow Ventures and Infinity… Read More

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Leads Series C for Brazil’s Beep Saúde

CZI, the investment arm of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, led a Series C for Beep Saúde, a Brazil-based at-home laboratory test and home care platform, with follow-on from DNA Capital,… Read More

Mexico’s Quinio Raises USD40m in Equity and Debt Round

Northgate Capital led a USD40m equity and debt round for Quinio, a Mexico-based e-commerce aggregator, with participation from Alchimia Investments, and follow-on from DILA Capita, Cometa, AlleyCorp and Western Technology… Read More