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Latin America Forum: Brazil and Beyond - 3rd Annual PEVC in Brazil Forum - London

About the Event:

In its third edition, the Forum brought innovative themes and the latest trends and discussions about one of the most attractive regions for private equity and venture capital investments in emerging markets, Latin America. The event was organized by ABVCAP through its international arm PEVC inBrazil, BVCA and Amexcap, and had the local support of Pinheiro Neto Advogados.

The leaders of each association opened the event highlighting the importance each market has in the development of the global industry. Clovis Meurer, President of ABVCAP spoke on behalf of the association.

Julio Ramundo, MD at BNDES spoke about the Banks important role as an investors in the development of the local industry. He also shared perspectives on the growth of Brazil´s economy and the opportunities that continues to flourish in the country, including a massive and changing middle class.

Local fund managers included Luis Fernando Lopes, Patria Investimentos; Amaury Junior, Vision Investments; Frederico Robalinho, Nova Investimentos; Luiz Carlos Abreu, NSG Capital and Jayme Cardoso, BR Investimentos.

Among the LPs were present Andre Bastos, The Wellcome Trust; Duncan Littllejohn, Paul Capital Partners; Eric Pathé, Greenpark Capital; Felipe Vila, Fondo de Fondos and Alex Barr, Arbedeen Asset Management.

To explain the legal scenario of Brazil for PEVC investments the event had the participation of João Marcelo Pacheco da Pinheiro Neto Advogados. 

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The agenda and list of participating firms follow below.



Aureos Advisers Ltd

Axa Private Equity

Collas Crill, Guernsey

Financial Times

Fondo de Fondos

Greenpark Capital

HG Capital 

Industrial Global Solutions

Integration Consulting

JP Morgan Social Finacne

Kleinwort Benson, Guernsey


London & Partners

Mercatto Capital Partners 

Nova Investimentos

Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP

Perpetual Value Partners


Port of Rotterdan International

RBC Fund Administration (CI) Limited

RBC Wealth Management

Rio Business

Stikeman Elliott

Temporis Capital LLP

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

Venture Capital Partners

Vision Capital LLP 


0830   Registration and coffee

0900 Introduction to the Forum

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mark Florman, Chief Executive BVCA

Clovis Meurer, President ABVCAP 

Joaquin Avila, Board Member AMEXCAP

0915 Keynote address : An overview of the Latin America Region

Fiona Mackie, Economist Intelligence Unit

0935 Panel 1 :  Midmarket/Buyout in Latin America 

Moderated by Duncan Littlejohn, ABVCAP Board Member

Luis Fernando Lopes, Patria Investimentos

Jayme Cardoso, BR Investimentos

Scott McDonough, Alta Growth

Santiago Pinzon, NAVIX

1015 Panel 2: Private Equity Investment Case Studies: Value Creation in Latin America

Moderated by Brian Lim, Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP

Harry Krensky, Discovery Americas

Antonio Ruiz Galindo, Industrial Global Solutions

Luiz Abreu, NSG Capital

1050 Networking and refreshments

1120 Panel 3: The Regulatory Scenario 

Moderated by Erica Berthou, Debevoise and Plimpton LLP

Joao Marcelo Pacheco, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Hans P Goebel, Nader Hayaux & Goebel

Andre Bastos, The Wellcome Trust (tbc)

1150 Panel 4: What do LPs consider when evaulating Opportunities in Latin America

Eric Pathé, Greenpark Capital

Felipe Vila, Fondo de Fondos

Alex Barr, Aberdeen Asset Management

1230 Keynote address: Focus on Brazil

Julio Ramundo, MD Industrial, Capital Markets and Venture Capital Divisions, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

1300 Networking Lunch

1400 Presentation: Andre Bastos, The Wellcome Trust

1430 Keynote Address 3 Spotlight Mexico

Joaquin Avila, Board Member AMEXCAP

1500 Panel 5: Infocus: Agriculture and Oil & Gas in Brazil 

Moderated by Charles Irving, Pond Ventures

Amaury Junior, Vision Investments

Frederico Robalinho, Nova Investimentos

1530 Presentation: KPMG – Mexico

1545 Closing Remarks

1550 Afternoon Tea

1630 Close of Forum 


Thank you to all the participants, partners and supporters for helping us make this another successful event!

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