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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

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

Stonepeak to Acquire Lumen’s Latin American Business for USD2.7b

Stonepeak agreed to acquire the Latin American operations of Lumen Technologies for USD2.7b. Read More

Alloy Merchant Finance to Invest Up to ~USD9.9m in Mexico’s Podemos Progresar

Alloy Merchant Finance agreed to invest up to MXN200m (~USD9.9m) in Podemos Progresar, a Mexico-based microfinance company, through a structured loan. Read More

TPG- and KKR-Backed PropertyGuru to Go Public via SPAC

PropertyGuru, a Singapore-based proptech backed by TPG Capital and KKR, agreed to go public via a merger with SPAC Bridgetown 2 Holdings. The deal will include a USD100m PIPE from… Read More

I Squared Acquires 78% Stake in Colombia’s Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Barranquilla for USD220m

I Squared Capital acquired a ~78% stake in Colombia-based port operator Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Barranquilla for a reported USD220m, facilitating an exit for Chile-based Southern Cross Group. Read More

Oria Capital-Backed Zenvia Raises USD150m in Nasdaq IPO

Zenvia, a Brazil-based CPaaS backed by Oria Capital, raised USD150m in its IPO on the Nasdaq. Read More

SoftBank Leads USD35m Series B for Brazilian Telematics Platform Cobli

SoftBank led a USD35m Series B for Cobli, a Brazil-based telematics and fleet management SaaS platform, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures and follow-on from NXTP, Valor Capital Group, Fifth Wall… Read More

Presight Capital and Kingsway Capital Lead USD30m Series A for Mexican E-Commerce Holding Company Valoreo

Presight Capital and Kingsway Capital led a USD30m Series A for Valoreo, a Mexico-based e-commerce holding company specialized in acquiring, operating and scaling Latin America-focused businesses under the Fulfillment by… Read More

T. Rowe Price Leads USD500m Series F for Colombian Delivery App Rappi

T. Rowe Price led a USD500m Series F for Colombia-based on-demand delivery startup Rappi, with participation from SoftBank, GIC, Baillie Gifford, Third Point and Octahedron, at a reported USD5.25b valuation.… Read More

General Atlantic Leads Series B for Mexican Digital Financial Services Platform Klar

General Atlantic led an undisclosed Series B for Klar, a Mexico-based personal finance management and lending platform, with follow-on from Prosus Ventures, Quona Capital, Mouro Capital, IFC and WTI. IFC… Read More

KKR to Invest ~USD500m in Telefónica Colombia to Create First Open Access Fiber Optic Network

KKR agreed to invest ~USD500m in Telefónica Colombia, a subsidiary of Spain-based telecom group Telefónica, to create Colombia’s first nationwide open access fiber optic network. Read More

Magalu Acquires Insight Partners-Backed KaBuM! for up to ~USD741m

Brazil-based e-commerce chain Magalu acquired KaBum!, a Brazil-based technology and e-commerce platform backed by Insight Partners, for up to BRL3.8b (~USD741m). As part of the agreement, Magalu invested BRL1b (~USD195m… Read More

TRG Exits Latin America’s Neosecure via Sale to Patria Investmentos

The Rohatyn Group exited Neosecure, provider of cybersecurity solutions and services with operations in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Brazil, via a sale to Patria Investmentos. Terms of the transaction… Read More