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Membership Rate Table – 2024

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How to become a member?

1) Complete and sign the application form

2) Attach to the form an overview of the company explaining its activities or interests in this sector

3) Append two letters of recommendation or nomination from current premier members of the Association and the bios of the partners.

4) Attach a copy of the updated agreement 

5) Forward this documentation to the ABVCAP headquarters at  Av. Nilo Peçanha nº 50 room 2901 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro - 20020-906  RJ, Brazil, for the attention of:  Ângela Ximenes

6) Supported by the necessary documentation, the application to join is examined by the ABVCAP Deliberative Board


Member Categories

General Partners: Investment managers with local and international funds and corporations with venture capital and private equity allocations. General Partners are engaged in administering the entity, with more representatives on its Board than other categories.

General Partners (FTF): New asset managers setting up their first funds and potential full members in the future that we strive to integrate with the community at this early stage.

Associate Firms: Corporate entities operating directly or indirectly in the asset class, including providers of support services for businesses typically undertaken by general partners and companies in general, whose equity capital may effectively or potentially include stakes held by member funds.

Institutional Investors: This categorie includes open or closed private pension funds, development agencies and banks whose by-laws or regulations permit investments in the asset class.

Associate Individuals: professionals with capital market experience and activities typical of the four categories listed above, with views of Association activities that serve as institutional relations and technical reference points.



  • Political and Institutional Representativity
This Association is acknowledged in Brazil and internationally as the entity representing the Brazilian PE/VC industry, with its members including some of the leading names in this field. It reaches out to regulators and government entities at all levels, in addition to the Legislative Branch, calling for a context that is increasingly more attractive for investments in this segment. 

  • Relationship with the Brazilian and international Private Equity & Venture Capital community
Through organizing events and supporting Brazilian and international occasions that are carefully selected and tightly directed, this Association offers its members close interaction with the entire community involved in the PE/VC industry in Brazil and elsewhere in the world (managers, investors, service providers, etc.) generating a context of close, constant networking. The Agreement with APEX encompasses initiatives designed to showcase the PE/VC industry, attracting international investors over the next two years. Members signing the Deed of Adhesion to the APEX Agreement will have exclusive access to a hotsite, shared with international investors interested in Brazil, allowng them to interact and post their uptake proposals. 

  • Member Directory
ABVCAP Directory (Diretório da Indústria Brasileira de Private Equity e Venture Capital – Membros ABVCAP), available in Portuguese and English, serve as a source of information to be consulted by everyone interested in this sector, distributed to members of the Association and leading Brazilian and international investors engaged ABVCAP initiatives. Detailed profiles of its members is presented in this Directory, which will be updated every year.

  • Discounts at Association and Partner Events
In addition to events organized exclusively for ABVCAP members, this Association organizes the annual ABVCAP Congress, which attracted 500 attendees this year, becoming the largest private equity and venture capital event among the emerging countries. The Association members are offered special attendance conditions with substantial discounts for this congress, as well as places at workshops and themed breakfasts organized by the Association. Moreover, specialized publications on this sector are offered through partnerships and with media support, in addition to discounts at events of interest to the industry held in Brazil and in several other countries. 

  • Committees and Work Groups
The Association members are invited to participate in the executive committees and work groups that advise the Deliberative Board of the Association, for drafting new directives, tightening up the regulations, heightening international exposure and encouraging entrepreneurism and innovation, in addition to other institutional initiatives, through direct contributions.

  • Institutional exposure of member
The Association publicity channels are open to its members for disclosing institutional news items, events, studies, publications and other matters. These channels include a fortnightly newsletter, a website and a monthly column in a large-circulation journal, reaching out to some 15,000 readers interested in this sector. When joining the Association, a profile of each new member is forwarded to all ABVCAP members.

  • Access to updated data on the private equity and venture capital industry 
The Association has just set up a database on this sector, updated every quarter, to which members will have top-priority access through the new ABVCAP website.


Membership Rate Table – 2024

Joining Fee (for new members): lump sum to be paid in the month in which the ABVCAP Board of Directors approves your membership. Please note specific remarks for each category in the table belowo.

Annual Fee: according to the member's type and category, as per the table below, to be paid as of the month after the approval of the membership by the Board of Directors, on an annual pro-rata basis. The annual fee may be divided into quarterly installments, at the member's request.


 2024 Annual Fee¹   (R$)

Quartely installments² (R$)


PE&VC firms with local or international funds, as well as corporations with seed, Venture Capital, and Private Equity fund allocations.

Contribution categories are based on the capital committed in seed, PE&VC funds on December 31st, 2022.

Up to R$ 20 million



From R$ 20.001 thousand to R$ 50 million



From R$ 50.001 thousanfd to R$ 100 million



From R$ 100,001 thousand to R$200 million



From R$ 200,001 thousand to R$500 million



From R$ 500,001 thousand to R$1 billion



From R$ 1.01 billion to R$ 5 billion



From R$ 5.01 billion to R$ 10 billion



Over R$ 10.01 billion




PE&VC firms and corporations that join us as General Partners members in 2023 will be entitled to a 50% discount on the joining fee3 and the first annual fee4. 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (service providers)

Contribution categories are based on the number of employees (including partners).








Up to 20 employees



Up to 50 employees



From 51 to 100 employees



Over 100 employees





Firms that join us as Associate members in 2023 will be entitled to a 25% discount on the joining fee³


(pension funds, development agencies, banks, endowments, family offices)

Contribution categories are based on the capital committed in seed, PE&VC funds on December 31st, 2022.

Up to R$ 20 million



From R$20,001 thousand to R$50 million



From R$50,001 thousand to R$100 million



From R$100,001 thousand to R$200 million



From R$200,001 thousand to R$500 million



From R$ 500,001 thousand to R$ 1 billion



Over R$ 1 billion



Family Offices*





Investors that join us as members in 2023 will be entitled to a 25% discount on the joining fee³.


(new general partners setting up their first funds)

Transitional Category - Allowed to stay in this category for a maximum period of 2 years.




PE&VC firms that join us as General Partners (FTF) members in 2023 will be entitled to a 50% discount on the joining fee³ and the first annual fee4.

¹ The annual fee may be divided into quarterly installments.

² Corresponding amounts for quarterly installments.

³ Joining fee - The discount rate is applied to the annual fee amount and according to the respective categories of the membership type.

Annual fee amount – The discount percentage is applied according to the annual fee amount for the respective membership types and categories, determined according to the pro-rata year criteria, considering the month in which the membership was approved by the Board of Directors.

*For Family Offices, in 2023 the annual fee has a lump sum/year, regardless of the committed capital amount.




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