11th Annual Private Equity Latin America Forum São Paulo, Brazil | December 9-10, 2019 Request Agenda

The 11th Annual Private Equity Latin America Forum is Latin America's largest private markets investment conference.

The forum brings together 700+ investors, funds, and advisers for a two day meeting to discuss sectors, due diligence, and private equity investment opportunities in Latin America and around the world.

The investor focused event provides a due diligence forum for international and South American pension funds, foundations, endowments, fund of funds, family offices, wealth managers, consultants, and sovereign wealth funds interested in direct research on private investment opportunities.

Session topics cover the entire spectrum of private equity investments, from sector specific sessions on venture capital investments in Brazil and LatAm to discussions on global buyout opportunities, and roundtables of the biggest global LatAm institutional investors discussing their specific investment appetites.


Volkert Doeksen, Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, AlpInvest Partners

Mr. Doeksen is a Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group, where he focuses specifically on large accounts of The Carlyle Group as well as on new product and business development. Previ-ously, Volkert was a co-founder and chairman/CEO of AlpInvest Partners. Volkert has over 25 years of investment experience. Prior to that, Volkert was a Partner at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in New York and a Director at Kleinwort Benson Ltd. He also worked at Dillon Read and Morgan Stanley in London. Volkert is among others a member of the Supervisory Board of the Royal Concertgebouw N.V and Koninklijke Doeksen B.V. He is also a Board Member of the Fulbright Center and of Athora Holdings and a member of the international advisory board of Van Lanschot Kempen N.V.


Fernando Henrique Cardoso, 34th President (1995—2003), Federative Republic of Brazil

Mr. Cardoso was President of the Federative Republic of Brazil from January 1995 to January 2003, winning two elections by an absolute majority. Since 1960, he was one of the most influential figures in the analysis of large-scale social change, international development, dependency and democracy. President Cardoso built on a successful academic career to become involved in Brazil’s struggle for democracy to overcome its authoritarian military regime (1964-85). He was elected Senator in 1982, and he was a founding member of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB). He served as Minister of Foreign Relations from 1992-93 and Minister of Finance from 1993-94. President Cardoso now serves as President of the United Nations Panel of Eminent Personalities on the revitalization of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Mark Mobius, Founding Partner, Mobius Capital Partners

Dr. Mobius is seen by many as the founder of the emerging markets asset class. He has a reputation as one of the most successful and influential managers over last 30 years. In May 2018 with two ex-colleagues, he launched Mobius Capital Partners. The firm utilizes a highly specialized active investment approach with an emphasis on improving governance standards in Emerging and Frontier Market companies. Prior to this, Dr. Mobius was employed at Franklin Templeton Investments for more than 30 years, most recently as Executive Chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group. His career and influence has earned him numerous industry awards. He received his Ph.D. at MIT and has studied at Boston University, University of Wisconsin, Syracuse University, Kyoto University and the University of New Mexico.

Laura Chinchilla Miranda, 46th President (2010—2014), Republic of Costa Rica

Ms. Chinchilla was the first woman to win the presidency in Costa Rica. In her four years in office, between 2010 and 2014, her major achievements were centered and focused on reducing crime, improving public safety, controlling inflation (under 5%) and establishing public healthcare. As a member of the National Liberation Party (PNL), she had positions in government under Jose Maria Figueres where she was first appointed Vice-Minister of Public Security (1994-1996), advancing that platform between 1996 and 1998. Since 1990 she has worked as a public administration consultant to various international organizations, with whom she collaborated on numerous projects and implemented studies in Latin America and Africa. Laura Chinchilla obtained her degree in Political Science from the University of Costa Rica in 1982.

Scott Dahnke, Global Chief Executive Officer, L Catterton

Mr. Dahnke is the Global Co-CEO of L Catterton. Mr. Dahnke has a broad range of business experience in private equity, consulting, management, and finance. Prior to joining L Catterton over 15 years ago, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Capital Partners and at AEA Investors, Chief Executive Officer of infoUSA (now privately-held infogroup), and Partner at McKinsey & Com-pany. His early career also includes experience in the Merger Department of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and with General Motors. Mr. Dahnke received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He also received academic honors while earning a MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Alessandro Monteiro Morgado Horta, Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Vinci Partners

Mr. Horta is a Founding Partner, CEO and Member of the Board and of the Strategic Committee of Vinci Partners. Prior to Vinci, he was Deputy CEO of UBS Pactual and Managing Director of UBS Pactual Gestora de Investimentos Alternativos between 2006 and 2009. He was a Managing Partner and COO at Banco Pactual, and also was Head of Private Markets between 2001 and 2006. Mr. Horta was a partner at Banco Icatu between 1998 and 2001. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from PUC-Rio.

Roberto Quarta, Partner & Chairman, Europe, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Mr. Quarta has been a Partner with CD&R for 16 years and is Chairman of CD&R Europe. He is Chairman of WPP plc and Smith & Nephew plc. He played the lead operating role in the Firm’s investment in SPIE and served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rexel. Prior to CD&R, he served as CEO of BBA Group plc until 2001 and served as Chairman until 2006. He also held positions at BTR plc, former Chairman of IMI plc, former NED of BAE Systems plc, Foster Wheeler Corp, Fondo Strategico Italiano, Equant NV and PowerGen plc.

Amaury Bier, Chief Executive Officer, Gávea Investimentos

Mr. Bier joined Gávea in 2004 as a partner and is currently the CEO and Head of the Private Equity Unit. Prior to joining Gávea, he was the Deputy Finance Minister of Brazil (1999-2002), being one of the leaders of the Federal privatization process and held positions as Chairman of the Board of directors at Banco do Brasil, Caixa Econômica Federal, Banespa and Banco do Nordeste. Amaury was an Executive Director at World Bank (2002-2004), Chief Economist at Citibank Brazil (1994-1996), Partner in local consultancy group Kandir & Associados (from late 1992 to late 1993), and a Senior Economist for Brazilian companies Sadia and Copersucar. Amaury completed a PhD course in Economics from the University of São Paulo, where he also taught Economics (1985-86).

Mario Blejer, Former President (2002), Central Bank of Argentina

Mr. Blejer was Governor of the Argentina’s Central Bank and was Director and Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of England. Prior to this, he served 21 years at the IMF. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Chicago.  Was Professor at NYU, Hebrew and Boston Universities. He is Deputy Chairman at Banco Hipotecario and Board Director at IRSA, Argentina’s largest real estate Company. Mr. Blejer is currently a visiting Professor at the London School of Economy.

Carlos Geraldo Langoni, Former President (1980—1983), Central Bank of Brazil

Mr. Langoni is a Former President of Brazil’s Central Bank (1980 - 1983). He is the President of Projeta Consultoria Econômica Ltda., M & A operations and consultant on strategic planning and macroeconomic outlook for 40 major Brazilian corporations such as Price Water-house Coopers, VISA, Bradesco, Coca-Cola, Shell, Oi Telecom and Globo Organizations. He is also the Director of the World Economic Center at Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, sponsored by 30 private corporations. Mr. Langoni has published nine books, including Development Crisis: Blueprint to Change, International Center for Economic Growth, San Francisco, 1988. Foreword by Paul Volcker.



Key Discussion Topics

  • A 2020 outlook delivered directly from the leading Brazilian GP's
  • An overview of Jair Bolsonaro's first year as President of Brazil
  • Perspective from local & global investors; learn about their strategies and what it takes for a manager to pique their interest
  • Impact and ESG private market investing in Latin America
  • Infrastructure investments: mining, metal, oil, gas,. transportation, and renewable energy 
  • Healthcare, education, food and technology investments in Latin America
  • Private debt, distressed & mezzanine investing
  • Sourcing, practicing efficient due diligence & downside risk mitigation
  • Navigating the Latin American fundraising market


Pre-Early Bird $1800 06/28/19
Early Bird I $2000 07/31/19
Early Bird II $2250 08/30/19
Pre-Event Registration I $2500 09/27/19
Pre-Event Registration II $2750 10/31/19
Event Registration $3000 11/29/19
Venue Registration $3200 12/09/19


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