The 12th Annual Private Equity Latin America Forum is Latin America's leading private markets investment conference.
The forum brings together investors, fund managers, 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 Latin America to discussions on global buyout opportunities, and roundtables of the biggest global Latin American institutional investors discussing their specific investment appetites.
We’re committed to the health and safety of all of our attendees. At each of our events the following COVID-19 related protocols will be in place to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all guests:
*Fully vaccinated means two weeks after the second dose in two-dose vaccine or two weeks after the first dose in a one dose vaccine.
Alexandre Saigh, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Patria Investimentos
Mr. Saigh is Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Board of Directors since 2010. He is also one of the founding partners, Chairman of the executive-level Private Equity Investment and Divestment Committee, a Senior Managing Partner of Patria Investments Limited and an Executive Director of Patria Holdings Limited. Before taking the role as Global CEO, Mr. Saigh was primarily responsible for the Private Equity division, being responsible for the start-up and development of this business within Patria. Mr. Saigh was one of the founders of Patria in 2001 (successor of Banco Patrimônio), developing and leading the efforts for Patria to become one of the leading private markets firms in Latin America. Mr. Saigh joined Banco Patrimônio in 1994 as a Managing Partner, responsible for the development and execution of the Firm’s private equity business. Between 1994 and 1997, while developing Patrimônio’s private equity strategy, Mr. Saigh was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Drogasil, one of the leading drugstore chains in Brazil and Patria’s first private equity investment. Prior to joining Patrimônio, Mr. Saigh worked at J.P. Morgan Investment Bank from 1989 to 1994, as a Vice President for its private equity, corporate finance and M&A divisions. Mr. Saigh holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management and Hotel Administration from Boston University and a Post-Graduate Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University.
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.
Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo, President, Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)
Mr. Macedo is the President of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) since July 2021. Prior to becoming the head of CADE, Cordeiro was the Superintendent General of CADE for four years. He also previously served as a Commissioner at CADE. He is a Visiting Scholar and International Fellow of the Global Antitrust Institute of the Antonin Scalia Law School. Cordeiro is a Professor at several federal universities in Brazil and abroad. He has had his articles published in books, magazines and newspapers, and has given a number of lectures at national and international events and universities, including at Harvard Law School and Northwestern University.
Martín Escobari, Co-President, Managing Director, Head of Latin America, General Atlantic
Mr. Escobari is Co-President, Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s business in Latin America. Martín is Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee and also serves on the Management and Portfolio Committees. Before joining General Atlantic in 2012, Martín was a Managing Director at Advent International where he focused on the financial services sector. Prior to that, he was Co-Founder and CFO of Submarino.com, a leading Brazilian online retailer that went public on the Bovespa and was sold to Lojas Americanas in 2006. Martin started his career as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.
Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, Infrastructure Minister, Brazil Ministry of Infrastructure
Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas is the Brazilian minister of infrastructure. He was previously the coordination secretary at the Investment Partnerships Program (PPI), legislative adviser at the Chamber of Deputies, deputy director and executive director at National Department of Transportation Infrastructure (DNIT), general auditing coordinator in Transportation, among many other titles. Gomes de Freitas has a master’s in transportation engineering, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, a bachelor’s degree in military sciences and a specialization in project management and military sciences.
Gustavo Montezano, President, the Brazilian Development Bank – BNDES.
Gustavo Montezano has a master’s degree in Economics from the School of Economics and Finance (Ibmec-RJ) 2007 and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering (IME-RJ) 2003. Montezano was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ECTP (BTG Commodities), based in London and was previously the managing partner of BTG Pactual, responsible for the corporate and structured credit division in São Paulo. He started his career as a Private Equity analyst at Opportunity in Rio de Janeiro. He held the position of deputy special secretary for Privatization, Divestment and Markets of the Ministry of Economy. He is currently the president of the Brazilian Development Bank – BNDES.
Hans Tung, Managing Director, Executive Committee, GGV Capital
Mr. Tung is a managing partner at GGV Capital, focusing on consumer Internet, e-commerce, and IoT investments globally. He is recognized among the top venture capital investors in the world, having been named to the Forbes Midas list seven times from 2013-2019, most recently ranking #7, and #18 on the New York Times/C.B. Insights Top 100 Venture Capitalists list. He has invested in 14 unicorns, each valued at more than $1 billion. Hans was an early investor and former board member of Xiaomi most recently valued at $33 billion—and Musical.ly, which was acquired by Bytedance for around $900 million. He actively works with Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk on Airbnb’s China strategy, and helped broker Uber co-founder Garrett Camp’s first meeting with Didi Chuxing in 2013.
Eduardo Leite, Governor, Rio Grande do Sul,Brazil
Mr. Leite is the governor of Brazil's state of Rio Grande do Sul. He was elected with 3.128.317 votes, equivalent to 53.62 percent of the valid votes in the 2018 elections. Born in Pelotas on March 10, 1985, his term of office ends in 2022. He reached the position of governor when he was 33 years old, becoming the youngest governor in Brazil. Leite began his career path in politics early. He was mayor of Pelotas, a city in the South of Rio Grande do Sul, from 2013 to 2016, after being elected with approximately 110,000 votes. Prior to that, he served as secretary of the City Hall, alderman and president of the City Council, also in Pelotas. He completed his term with 87 percent of approval in public opinion surveys. Eduardo Leite was chosen by Americas Quarterly, an American magazine, as one of the five most promising politicians under 40 in Latin America. He went to Columbia University, in New York City, USA, where he studied Public Policy, and is currently taking a master’s degree in Public Management at Fundação Getulio Vargas, in São Paulo.
Piero Minardi Managing Director, Head of Brazil Warburg Pincus
Adi Blum Managing Director, Energy & Power Infrastructure BlackRock
Rodolfo Spielmann Managing Director, Head of Latin America CPP Investment Board
Álvaro Gonçalves Managing Partner Stratus Group
Marcus Storr Head of Alternative Investments FERI Trust
Oscar Fahlgren Head of Brazil Mubadala Capital
Wolfgang Schwerdtle Managing Director; Head, Direct Investment Group, Latin America GIC
Paulo Mattos Managing Director - Head of Investments IG4 Capital
David Simpson Investment Officer Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
Eric Acher Founder & Managing Partner Monashees Capital
Jennifer McLeod Petrini Regional Lead for Funds and Venture Capital Investments for Latin America International Finance Corporation
Eric Newman Treasury Manager City of Stamford
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Global Private Market Investing
How are leading Latin American and global fund managers taking the offensive amidst these difficult times? Additionally, how are they working alongside existing portfolio companies to navigate through the headwinds caused by COVID-19?
Portfolio Optimization & Value Creation—What Tools & Strategies are Leading Funds Using to Support Growth in Their Portfolio Companies?
How are private equity firms navigating their portfolio companies through the headwinds caused by COVID-19? What strategies are GPs utilizing to preserve liquidity, reduce costs and prepare for an extended downturn?
Technology, Security, & Intelligence Influence in Private Equity
How are alternative asset firms managing data and cybersecurity risks? Additionally, how are firms utilizing and leveraging technology to improve firm, portfolio company and limited partner relationship management and transparency.
A Spotlight on ESG Management: Navigating Growing Expectations
What’s truly driving the trend toward “sustainable capitalism”? How are GPs responding to LPs ESG agendas in private equity? How are LPs and GPs making a difference and driving profits?
Sourcing, Practicing Efficient Due Diligence & Downside Risk Mitigation
Amidst the pandemic, investors needed to adapt to dealmaking while simultaneously social distancing and implementing new technology for working from home and video conferencing. Panelists discuss how their due diligence strategies have changed in the last several months and share thoughts on best practices for the future.
LP Perspective on Global Private Equity Markets
Are local and global LPs willing to increase their allocations to these long term illiquid strategies in Latin America? How have these recent market conditions affected their allocation preferences, fund structure considerations, or geography preferences?
Private Credit—Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities
The disruption caused by COVID-19 has significant implications for private credit lenders, who are preparing for potential bankruptcy or work-out scenarios, or term amendment discussions. What changes are leading managers seeing in the private credit markets and what are their outlooks on the future of the asset class?