Investment funds play an increasingly important role in financial markets in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
Given the significant shortage of risk capital in LAC, financial institutions are supporting the work of financial intermediaries such as investment funds. These funds not only invest directly but also attract other stakeholders from the private sector. Their financing enables the development and growth of key industries and companies for economic development and job creation.
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are one of the most attractive regions for private capital investment, behind only India and Southeast Asia. The industry has grown over the last decade, reaching US$8.3 billion with 352 transactions.
Accessing financial services in LAC is difficult; interest rates are high, and financing is scarce. Private credit funds are consolidating as an alternative source of financing for small and medium enterprises. These funds enable them to finance themselves in the medium and long term. More and more institutional investors have a growing appetite for these sectors, diversifying their portfolio and relying on new sources of returns.
We work with fund managers who focus on growth capital, contributing to the development of strategic sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). We support both private equity funds and private credit funds that provide capital and promote the expansion and modernization of companies with growth potential, as well as financial institutions and projects that foster development and sustainability in the region.
We seek out managers and teams with successful track records in the origination, management, and implementation of investments. Our clients uphold high social and environmental integrity standards. We also establish strategic partnerships to achieve greater impact in the development of Latin American and Caribbean countries.
We operate in priority sectors for Latin America and the Caribbean. We support business development in areas such as manufacturing, education, and food, among many others. We make impact investments in financial inclusion and climate change adaptation and mitigation and support vulnerable populations. We also finance projects in priority sectors such as energy and transport.
We not only ensure the financial viability of each project but also the long-term social and economic impact. We consider environmental and social aspects, gender equality, climate change, and corporate governance.
Our in-depth knowledge of the region's sectors, regulations, and economic and political environments, as well as our network of contacts and offices in 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries, makes us your partner of choice.