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Private equity and venture capital continues to boom in Latin America, with 2013 a record year in many countries.

Private equity and venture capital continues to boom in Latin America. Recent data from the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), a non-profit dedicated to supporting the growth of private equity and venture capital in the region, shows that in 2013, companies invested $8.9 billion in 233 investments in Latin America – a six-year high, and a 13 percent increase over 2012.

While Brazil continues to be the king of investment - being the region’s oldest and more established market - investors are increasingly looking at the Pacific economies, with Mexico, Peru, and Colombia making up an increasingly larger share of the deals. LBC spoke with LAVCA President and Executive Director Cate Ambrose on the findings of this latest report, and where she sees private equity going in the coming years.

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