LatAm PE Fundraising, Investment Increase

LatAm PE Fundraising, Investment Increase

Funds

Private equity fundraising for LatAm grew 122% to $8.1bn in 2010, up from $3.6bn in 2009, according to a report by the LatAm Venture Capital Association (LAVCA). Meanwhile, investments grew 120% to $7.2bn, up from $3.3bn the year before. While fundraising reached an all-time high in 2010, investment peaked in 2007 at $9.2bn, according to LAVCA estimates. Brazil raised more PE funds than any other country in the region in 2010: $1.2bn, or 14% of all funds raised in LatAm. Mexico came in second wi

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