Private Equity in Latin America: Promising Outlook with a rise in fund-raising

While GDP growth has decelerated in recent months, the region’s economic outlook remains significantly more favourable than many developed economies, including the US and Western Europe. Brazil in particular continues to outpace many global economies — the country recently surpassed the UK to become the sixth largest economy in the world, despite a growth rate which fell from 7.5% in 2010, to 2.7% in 2011.

As such, PE firms and their investors will continue to focus their attention on the region and its long term trends; a growing middle class; favourable demographics; and an increasingly favourable regulatory environment, all of which will continue to create interesting opportunities for investors of many sizes and styles.