Data & Intelligence

Latin America Data Insights (Mid-Year 2020)

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Despite the difficulties introduced by COVID-19, year-over-year fundraising increased 30%

Fundraising for Latin America-focused private capital funds saw a 30% year-over-year increase to USD1.7b in 1H 2020. Venture capital (VC) and private credit funds accounted for 67% of all capital raised in 1H 2020. Within the private credit sphere, Promecap issued an MXN6b (USD319m) credit special situations CKD, and Blue Like an Orange raised over USD200m for its first regional mezzanine fund. Also contributing to fundraising totals were XP’s inaugural BRL1.3b (USD282m) private equity (PE) fund, IG4 Capital’s USD232m equity special situations fund, and Redpoint eventures’ USD174m second early-stage fund. As fund managers and LPs navigate uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, some fund managers were able to leverage existing LP relationships while many opted to postpone fundraising efforts until 2H 2020 or 2021.


EMPEA represents the leading global investors in EM. I look forward to working alongside to drive much-needed capital for financing entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide.

Renuka Ramnath | Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

EMPEA plays an important and energetic role across the markets it represents, driving outreach and research initiatives, and promoting the role of private capital.

Brian Lim | Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets, Pantheon Ventures

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David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

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Dr. Andrew Kuper | Founder and CEO, LeapFrog Investments

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Torbjorn Caesar | Senior Partner, Actis

While there are certainly challenges for the industry, the opportunities abound in our target markets and globally, making a global association like EMPEA more relevant than ever.

Drew Guff | Managing Director & Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company