IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 207, Level 2

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Private equity and venture capital in Latin America in the aftermath of the Pandemic - the new wave?

Wednesday 2 November (1615 - 1730)

Room 207, Level 2
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Latin American Regional Forum (Lead)
Closely Held Companies Committee


The pandemic had a very different effect over different sectors of the economy. Private equity, venture capital and M&A activity remained strong in Latin America throughout the pandemic, but some economic sectors received significantly more investments than others, namely digital and online technology companies. On the post-pandemic environment, we expect to see M&A activity on all fronts, including a continuation of investments in technology companies, a return of investments in sectors that were dormant, distressed M&A on sectors badly affected by the crisis and post-IPO consolidation of various sectors. A panel of private equity firms, venture capitalists, private equity lawyers and investment bankers will discuss the challenges and opportunities that these type of investments bring, the hottest sectors, trends, similitudes and differences from pre-Covid PE and VC investments, how to navigate perceived increased political risk, among other topics.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Paulo Rocha Demarest Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Secretary, Latin American Regional Forum
Mercedes Rodriguez Giavarini Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Latin American Regional Forum Liaison Officer, Closely Held Companies Committee


Geert Aalbers Control Risks, São Paulo, Brazil
Maria Tereza Azevedo Softbank Investment Advisers, São Paulo, Brazil
Camila Goldberg BMA Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bill Parish White & Case, Houston, Texas, USA
Antonio Peña Greenberg Traurig, Miami, Florida, USA; Junior Website Officer, International Commerce and Distribution Committee