PE/VC Fundraising Hits Record: LAVCA

PE/VC Fundraising Hits Record: LAVCA

Funds Equity

Private equity and venture capital firms raised a record $10.3bn in 2011, 27% above 2010’s $8.1bn, according to a survey done by Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (Lavca). Brazil-dedicated funds accounted for $8.1bn of the total, with firms Gavea, BTG Pactual Vinci and Patria accounting for $7.1bn. Brazil also accounted for 50% of transactions last year. Regional funds were $1.1bn of the total committed capital, LAVCA says. Deal numbers reached $456m in Mexico, a 117% i

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