Latin America Data Insight (Mid-Year 2019)

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Following strong fundraising in 2018, private capital fund managers in Latin America raised just USD1.1 billion in the first half of 2019, led by Vinci Partners’ third mid-market fund and CMB Prime’s regional infrastructure fund. This down year appears to be in line with historical fundraising cycles for the region, which previously saw peaks in capital raising in 2011 and 2014, compounded by the absence of large funds currently in the market and the precipitous drop in Mexico-focused fundraising. In contrast, GPs put more than USD4.4 billion to work in 1H 2019, the highest first-half total on record and on pace to reach record-high investment totals for the region. Brazil accounted for the majority of this total, attracting more than USD3.1 billion as investor sentiment toward the market continues to improve.