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Private Equity Firms Based in South America

by Kamarl Simpson

  • 19 Jan 2011
  • PE

Preqin’s Fund Manager Profiles database currently shows that there are 76 private equity firms headquartered in South America. Collectively, these firms have raised approximately USD 17 billion through private equity funds over the last 10 years, and still have an estimated USD 6.5 billion available in dry powder. Almost half of these are primarily focused on venture, with slightly less than half focusing primarily on buyout investments.

Preqin’s extensive research reveals that the five largest South America-based firms in terms of aggregate capital raised for private equity funds over the last 10 years are GP Investments, Southern Cross Group, Gávea Investimentos, Sentient Group and Patria Investimentos.

GP Investments is a leading private equity firm in Latin America. It focuses predominantly on buyout investments across a diversified range of industries. The firm has raised USD 2.7 billion over the last 10 years and has approximately USD 1.3 billion in available capital.

Southern Cross Group also focuses on buyout investments in Latin America, investing in a diversified range of industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and energy. The firm has raised over USD 2.6 billion in the last decade and has approximately USD 1.6 billion in dry powder.

Gávea Investimentos is an asset management company based in Brazil that invests in private equity as well as hedge funds. It focuses on growth investments in Brazil across a diversified range of industries. The firm has raised almost USD 2.3 billion over the last 10 years and has an estimated USD 100 million in dry powder.

Fund Manager Profiles is the most extensive, detailed source of information on private equity fund managers in the world. It contains detailed profiles of over 5,300 private equity firms around the world, and current and historic private equity dry powder levels across the globe by region and fund type.

Fund Manager Profiles is the most extensive, detailed source of information on private equity fund managers in the world. It contains detailed profiles of over 5,300 private equity firms around the world, and current and historic private equity dry powder levels across the globe by region and fund type.

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