2010 Latin America and Caribbean Half-Day Seminar
The first-ever Latin America and Caribbean Half-Day Seminar at the 12th Annual Global Private Equity Conference was an intensive session including plenary panels on finding the best opportunities for private equity in the region, a focus on Brazil and beyond, as well as pension fund reform and the changing face of Latin American private equity.
Topics covered included:
The Caribbean – Outlook and Future of Caribbean PE
- Post-crisis investing: What’s the state of the Caribbean economies? What challenges face the region?
- What role can private equity play in regional integration? In the development of SMEs?
- What are the main barriers to investing?
- What’s the future of private equity in the Caribbean? Where are the opportunities?
- How to attract investments to the Caribbean?
Developments in LatAm PE and the Emergence of Local Institutional Investors
- How have local pension funds helped private equity investors in Brazil, Peru and Columbia migate declines associated with the economic crisis?
- What can other LAC regions learn by example?
- Will setbacks in Argenna adversely affect the regions as a whole?
- What additional changes need to be implemented to draw LP commitments from local instuons?
Latin America’s Commitment to Developing PE Industries – A Focus on Chile, Peru, Mexico and Colombia?
- How can these countries distinguish themselves in the bid to attract foreign capital?
What are the steps necessary to arrive at a suitable regulatory framework? Are these markets almost
there and how will such changes affect fundraising and investment?
What are the most viable exit options and how can investors structure deals to have the most flexibility
with exits down the road?
- How are corporate governance standards in these countries relative to other emerging markets?
- Which sectors are defensive in these markets?
The Evolving Brazilian Private Equity Landscape
- What will Brazil’s evolving private equity market look like in 2 years? 5 years?
How can investors tap into Brazil’s large base of institutional investors who still do not significantly
participate in private equity?
- What fundraising and deal execution challenges exist today in Brazilian private equity?
- What does the exit environment look like? Has it moved beyond trade sales?
How have return targets changed in light of the global economic downturn?