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LAVCA-Wharton LATAM Private Equity Executive 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 third year for the Latin America-focused Private Equity Executive Program. The program is designed to provide industry professionals 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

  • A thorough understanding of private equity and the investment environment in 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
  • Devise the best exit strategies for private equity investments in the region

Contact Us

For more information, contact Ivonne Cuello by phone +1.646.315.8941, or email: education@lavca.org.

November 13 - 16, 2017$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 meals and hotel accommodations.

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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 Private Markets
  • Riverwood Capital
  • L Catterton
  • Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (OTPP)
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Península Participações
  • Linzor Capital

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
  • Insights on investing, executing negotiations, post-deal improvements and creating value in companies in 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

Participants are invited to a welcome reception and dinner with private equity practitioners and Wharton faculty onsite the evening before the program’s starts. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Who Should Attend

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

Faculty

The Latin American Private Equity Executive 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 Private Markets
  • Riverwood Capital
  • L Catterton
  • Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (OTPP)
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Península Participações
  • Linzor Capital

Mauro Guillén, PhD   See 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, PhD   See Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

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

Stephen M. Sammut   See Faculty Bio

Lecturer, The Wharton School

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