• Private Equity Investment in Latin America
  • June 15, 2007
  • Law Firm: Mayer Brown LLP - Chicago Office
  • There has been an exponential growth in private equity investment in the United States over the last decade, and private equity investors -- both private equity funds and hedge funds -- attracted by the prospect of high returns, have started to increase their investment activity in Latin America, especially in Brazil and Mexico, the two largest and most mature markets in the region. In addition, a number of private equity funds have been organized throughout the region in response to the longstanding demand for, and inadequate supply of, capital. These developments, together with the perception that asset values in Latin America generally are low in relation to asset values in the U.S. and Europe, have led to an acceleration in the growth of private equity investments in Latin America.