Latin America Dealmaking Down but Exits and Fundraising Up


June 9, 2012

Exits and fundraising activity was strong, reaching “unprecedented heights” in Latin America in 2011, according to the latest Thomson Reuters’ Venture Equity Latin America 2011 Year-end Report. A detailed analyses and year-to-year comparison data was provided in the study. Private equity and venture capital investing in Latin America showcased lower investment levels in 2011, declining by 68 percent or by USD 11.7 billion in 2011.

Other Key Findings

  • Fundraising came to USD 13 billion, a 67 percent growth increase over the prior year.
  • Exit disbursements totaled USD 8.3 billion, showing a 5 percent growth increase year-over-year.
  • Increased domestic consumption and purchasing power of the middle class drove private equity and venture capital investments
  • Brazil remained the most attractive location for private equity and venture capital investment. Deals activity came to nearly USD 4 billion
  • IPO activity rose substantially.

Regional funds reached USD 2.6 billion at year-end 2011

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