The 13th 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 platform 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:
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Henrique Meirelles, Finance Secretary, São Paulo State Governmen
Mr. Meirelles was the longest-serving president of the Central Bank of Brazil between 2003 and 2011, a period of economic growth, job creation and inflation control, and helped to pull Brazil out of the deepest recession in its history. In the private sector, he worked for 28 years at the Bank of Boston and is the only Brazilian to hold the role of Global President. He was also Chairman of the investment bank Lazard Americas, Senior Advisor at KKR, and Chair-man of Lloyds of London. In 2002, he was elected as the most voted congressman in the his-tory of his home state of Goiás. In 2018, Meirelles ran for the Brazilian Presidency, receiving 1.3 million votes all over the country. He graduated from the University of São Paulo (USP) with a master’s degree in economics and master’s degree in administration from the UFRJ.
Ricardo Scavazza, Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer of Private Equity, Patria Investments
Mr. Scavazza is a Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investments Officer of Private Equity for Latam strategies. Mr. Scavazza is primarily responsible for the conduction of all Latam Private Equity strategy at Patria. Before taking over as CEO & CIO for Private Equity Latam, Mr. Scavazza served as the Head of Private Equity Strategy in Brazil. Mr. Scavazza joined Patrimônio in 1999, became a partner in 2005 and has worked on several new investments and acquisitions for the portfolio companies of Private Equity Funds I, II, III, IV and V. In addition, Mr. Scavazza worked as Chief Executive Officer at Anhanguera between 2009 and 2013, Mr. Scavazza was also Chief Financial Officer at DASA, in 2001, and at Anhanguera from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Scavazza holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and an MBA from Kellogg Scholl of Management, Northwestern University.
Henrique Martins, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield Brazil
Mr. Martins is a Managing Partner and CEO of Brookfield Asset Management in Brazil, where he directly oversees the growth, operations, and setting and monitoring of the region’s investment strategies. Henrique has over 20 years of experience in the power generation industry and in mergers and acquisitions. Since joining Brookfield in 2009, Henrique has held a number of leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions, COO and CEO of Brookfield’s Renewable Group’s Brazilian business. He has also served on several boards of directors and is currently a member of the boards of BRK Ambiental, Arteris and Tegra. Henrique holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from PUC-Rio and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Fernando Marques Oliveira, Partner, Head of Brazil & Latin America, H.I.G. Capital
Mr. Marques Oliveira is a partner at H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity firm with over US$ 50 billion of capital under management. He joined H.I.G. in 2012 as the Head for Brazil & Latin America, launching the firm’s activities in the region. Mr. Marques Oliveira has 25 years of experience in the Brazilian and Latin American private equity market and has led more than 70 successful investments in the region in various sectors such as Consumer, Industrials, Services, Healthcare, Media/Advertising, Software/IT, Food&Beverage, Mining, Real Estate, Education, Pulp&Paper, Agribusiness, Retail, Financial Services.
Diego Barreto, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Strategy Officer, iFood
Mr. Barreto is iFood's Vice President of Finance and Strategy. He is also a mentor at Endeavor and 500 Startups, in addition to serving as a board member for various startups across different countries. Diego graduated with a degree in Law from PUC/SP, he holds an MBA from the IMD Business School, and he was previously a senior executive at Movile and Suzano Papel e Celulose. He is the author of the best seller "New Economy" and also a columnist for the MIT Technology Review.
Pedro Parente, Partner and Chairman of the Board (Former Brazilian Monister), eBCapital
Mr. Parente has been an asset to the public and private sectors. Today he is a member of multiple Board of Directors and Advisory Boards. In the Brazilian Government, Pedro Parente was responsible for a significant number of contributions in the economic front, acting in multiple positions such as Chief of Secretary, Minister of Planning, and Minister of Mines and Energy. In 2001, he led the committee responsible for managing the energetic crisis and organized relationship rules within the country. He was also a consultant for the International Monetary Fund for the National Constituent Assembly, 1988, and other public institutions. Currently, Pedro Parente is a member of advisory boards for companies such as BRF, eBCapital, Syngenta, Petroleo do Açu and Farmácias Pague Menos.
Flavia Almeida CEO Península Participações
Ricardo Fernandez Jr. Founder & Managing Partner Signal Capital
Eduardo Befferman Chief Investment Officer Banchile
Rafael Guedes Managing Director Fitch Ratings
Oscar Fahlgren Head of Brazil Mubadala Capital
Andres Ackermann Head of Investment Funds IDB Invest - Inter-American Development Bank
Danillo Marcondes Director of Infrastructure Investments GLP
Larissa Amorim Sustainability Undersecretary Ministry of Infrastructure of Brazil
Daniel Cardoso Managing Director Algarve Capital
Fábio Abrahão Director of Infrastructure, Concessions and PPPs BNDES
Gastão Valente Managing Director and Brazil RE Head GIC
Guilherme Guidetti Partner and Investments Director JERA Capital
Yoshi Kiguchi Chief Investment Officer Pension Fund of Japanese Corporations
Ricardo Szlejf Managing Director, Head of LatAm Infrastructure CPP Investment Board
Philippe Serres South America Regional Director PROPARCO
Tiago Alves Chief Executive Officer - Regus & Spaces Brazil & Country Manager - Brazil IWG
Victor Roberto Hohl Chief Investments Officer SEBRAE Prev
Gama Esteban Garrido Global Head of ESG IG4 Capital
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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?