Medellin, Colombia

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, Associate Director

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

GIP To Acquire Actis-backed Atlas Renewable Energy

Global Infrastructure Partners agreed to acquire Atlas Renewable Energy, a clean energy platform focused on developing, building and operating solar and wind projects in Latin America, from Actis in a… Read More

Homebrew and SoftBank Lead USD200m Series C for Colombia’s Habi

Homebrew and SoftBank Latin America led a USD200m Series C for Colombia-based proptech Habi at a reported USD1b+ valuation, with participation from Endeavor Catalyst, Tiger Global, Inspired Capital, Clocktower Ventures… Read More

IGNIA Reaches First Close for Second Early-Stage Fund

IGNIA Partners reached an undisclosed first close for IGNIA VC Fund II, its second early-stage fund with a USD150m target. Read More

BTG Pactual Acquires Controlling Stake in Brazil’s V.tal

Anatel, Brazil’s national telecommunications agency, authorized BTG Pactual’s acquisition of a controlling stake in Brazil-based fiber optic company V.tal from Brazil-based telecom operator Oi for BRL12.9b (~USD2.6b). Read More

Colombian Infrastructure Equity Fund Acquires Colombian Port Terminals

Colombia Infrastructure Equity Fund, a fund managed by Colombia Infrastructure Partners, acquired 32.1% of the Terminal de Contenedores de Buenaventura and 50% of the Terminal Logístico de Buenaventura, two port… Read More

Insight Partners Leads USD196m Series B for Mosyle

Insight Partners led a USD196m Series B for Mosyle, a Brazil- and US-based mobile device management platform for Apple devices, with participation from StepStone Group and follow-on from Elephant and… Read More

Advent International To Invest in Colombia’s GHL Hotels

Advent International agreed to make an undisclosed investment in Colombia-based third-party hotel operator GHL Hotels as part of partnership to support the company’s expansion across Latin America. Read More

KASZEK and Avenir Growth Lead USD111m Series B for Chilean Fintech Xepelin

KASZEK and Avenir Growth led a USD111m Series B for Xepelin, a Chile-based payments and lending platform for SMEs, with participation from PayPal Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst, DST Global, Wellington, Picus,… Read More

BNDES To Invest up to ~USD50m in Lightrock’s Growth Equity Fund II Brasil

BNDES agreed to invest up to BRL250m (~USD50m) in Lightrock’s Growth Equity Fund II Brasil. The fund will invest in health, education, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and food, efficient mobility… Read More

Lightsmith Group Leads USD60m Round for Brazil’s Solinftec

US-based PE Lightsmith Group led a USD60m round for Solinftec, a Brazil- and US-based farm analytics and operations management platform, with follow-on from Unbox Capital and Circularis Partners. Read More

Itaú Acquires 11.3% Stake in Brazil’s XP From General Atlantic, Others for ~USD1.6b

Itaú Unibanco acquired an 11.3% stake in Brazil-based brokerage XP for BRL7.9b (~USD1.6b), with the majority of shares sold by General Atlantic, which retains a 3.3% stake. Read More

Galgo Capital Acquires 40% of Peru’s Crece Capital

Galgo Capital, through its SPV Ancon SpA, acquired 40% of Peru-based financial services company Crece Capital via a secondary transaction for an undisclosed amount. Galgo is now the largest shareholder… Read More