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LAVCA-Wharton LATAM Private Equity Professional Development Program

Program Overview

The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) are partnering for the second year for the Latin America-focused Private Equity Professional Development Program. The program is designed to give practitioners practical first-hand learning as the industry continues to grow and evolve.

LAVCA is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the growth of private equity and venture capital in Latin America and the Caribbean. It currently has more than 180 member firms that control assets in excess of $60 billion, directed at capitalizing and growing Latin American businesses.

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Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Expand knowledge and expertise in co-investments with family offices and institutional investors in Latin America
  • Gain technical expertise in the valuation of and negotiation with private companies in Latin America
  • Devise the best exit strategies for private equity investments in the region

Contact Us

For more information, contact Natalia Valencia by phone +1.646.315.6735, or email: education@lavca.org.

November 14 - 16, 2016$9,800

Miami, FL

Tuition listed above is for LAVCA members. Non-member tuition is $12,800.

This program will be held at the Turnberry Isle Miami resort located at 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, Florida.

Program fee includes course materials, hotel accommodations at the Turnberry Isle resort, plus breakfast, lunch, dinner, and refreshments during the program duration. Participants are invited to a welcome reception and dinner with private equity practitioners and Wharton faculty onsite the evening before the program's start. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Experience & Impact

Wharton and LAVCA have divided the program into two primary modules — the fund’s cycle and structure, and investing in companies. Specific topics are in the context of Latin America deal making, including:

  • Co-investing
  • Fundraising
  • Deal Flow
  • Minority vs. Majority Investments
  • Exit Strategies

The program will be led by faculty who bring global perspectives from emerging markets around the world for comparative learning. In addition, the program will include some of the industry’s most seasoned deal makers with 10 to 15+ years of experience. Practitioner faculty will offer real-life cases on investing and fundraising. They represent firms from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, the U.S., and Canada, including: Advent International, Capital Group, Riverwood Capital, OTPP, and Victoria Capital Partners.

Wharton and LAVCA’s program provides Latin American investors with an unparalleled opportunity to connect with peers in a dynamic setting and enhance their perspective on the local private equity industry.

Participants in the program will learn how to:

  • Implement fundraising strategies specific to Latin America
  • Expand knowledge and expertise in co-investments with family offices and institutional investors in Latin America
  • Gain technical expertise in the valuation of and negotiation with private companies in Latin America
  • Implement the best environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices
  • Improve the way they invest and partner with family-owned businesses
  • Devise the best exit strategies for private equity investments in the region

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for private equity and private capital professionals, including principals, vice presidents, and directors from private equity firms, as well as professionals from family offices and institutional investors. Relevant industry participants seeking to transition careers are also welcome to apply.

The Latin American Private Equity Professional Development Program leverages the experience of some of the industry's most seasoned deal makers. Wharton faculty will be joined by managing directors and executives from:

  • Advent International
  • Capital Group
  • IFC
  • Linzor Capital
  • Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan (OTPP)
  • Riverwood Capital
  • Southern Cross Group
  • Touchstone Group
  • Victoria Capital Partners

Faculty

Mauro Guillén, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Dr. Felix Zandman Professor, Professor of International Management, The Wharton School; Director, The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Globalization, international political economy, multinational management

Bülent Gültekin, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Corporate finance and capital markets, financial development, privatization

Stephen M SammutSee Faculty Bio

Lecturer, The Wharton School

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