Admission for Inside Private Equity: Dealmaking in Latin America is highly-selective and occurs on a rolling basis.

Find out more on eligibility, past participant profiles, the application process and FAQ's.



Prospective attendees include vice presidents, principals, and directors from PE firms, as well as professionals from family offices, business owners, and institutional investors. 

Relevant industry professionals seeking to transition careers are also welcome to apply.


What Will You Gain

  • Learn from a dozen fund managers and industry practitioners with first-hand experience negotiating and making deals in Latin America.

  • A thorough understanding of private equity and the investment environment in Latin America.

  • A clear understanding of fund structure, fund cycle, and fund raising.

  • Insights on valuations, executing negotiations, post-deal improvements, creating value in companies, and exit opportunities.

  • Access to Latin America’s most seasoned executives and senior deal-makers.

  • Access to LAVCA’s exclusive network of global Private Equity fund managers, institutional investors, family offices, and other private investors active in the region.

  • Access to the LAVCA Education alumni network.


  • The blend of commercial and academic information, input from participants with varying backgrounds, and candor from industry participants were all very beneficial to the program.
    Zoe Gabbard, The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO)
  • Very complete, excellent combination of technical/practical. Faculty was exceptional.
    Hector Gil, Auria Capital
  • The content is very good. The opportunity for networking and to learn from many experienced professionals is also very important.
    Alan Takahashi, Stratus Group
  • Excellent Program. Very useful to learn about the best practices in the private equity industry. Good networking.
    Andres Labbé, Grupo GTD
  • These sessions provide a great amount of color from professionals’ individual experiences.
    Antonio Heredia, Capital Group
  • I would strongly recommend this program to others. It is an integral view of all the relevant issues, challenges, and opportunities we face in Private Equity in Latin America.
    Gerardo Biagi, Linzor Capital
  • Comprehensive and provides a very rare opportunity to gain insights directly from practitioners. Also fantastic networking.
    Thomas Baldwin, LIV Capital

A Unique Partnership

Over 100 participants have graduated from the program since it was launched in 2015 by LAVCA, initially with academic faculty from Wharton. In 2018, LAVCA began partnering with MIT with participation from two of the school’s most outstanding faculty members: Roberto Rigobon, Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and William Aulet, Professor of the Practice, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management.

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The Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) is a non-for-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the growth of the private equity and venture capital industry in Latin America.


The mission of the MIT Sloan Latin America Office (MSLAO) is to develop and nurture meaningful activities throughout Latin America that benefit the region, the School, and the Institute, and support the creation and transfer of knowledge and the advancement of management education and practice.