Who We Are

Founded in 2002, The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (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. LAVCA’s membership is comprised of over 180 firms, from leading global investment firms active in the region to local fund managers from Mexico to Argentina. Member firms control assets in excess of US$65b, directed at capitalizing and growing Latin American businesses.

The mission of the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) is to spur regional economic growth by advancing venture capital and private equity investment. 

Why LAVCA Wharton



Leading Wharton faculty contribute to the curriculum and position the course content in the context of global business and investment trends. 



Industry practitioner Taught

The program leverages the personal experience of the industry’s most seasoned executives and senior deal-makers. Original course content is built around case studies of recent transactions and current practices in Latin America.


You will gain access to LAVCA's exclusive network of global Private Equity fund managers, institutional investors, family offices, and other private investors active in the region. 

What We Teach

The LAVCA Wharton Latin American Private Equity Executive Program is divided into two modules designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of PE, the investment environment in Latin America, and insights on valuations, executing negotiations, post-deal improvements, creating value in companies, and exit opportunities.


Join Us

Applications are now open for the 2018 LAVCA Wharton Latin American Private Equity Executive Program. Admission for the program is highly-selective and occurs on a rolling basis. Ready to Apply