SAO PAULO, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hailed as the most attractive among the emerging nations for investments in Private Equity, Brazil continues to offer diversified opportunities for local and global investors. The Brazilian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association will host its Annual Conference, one of the largest gatherings of private equity and venture capital practitioners in the region, on April 16th and 17th, 2012, at the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo.
The Conference will bring together the leading local and international players to discuss new domestic and global trends in the asset class, regulatory changes, the IPO scenario, and the most attractive sectors in Brazil for investment.
New capital and investments are likely to continue to enter the local asset class. According to ABVCAP's estimates, by June of this year, the Brazilian private equity and venture capital industry should take in between US$ 10 billion to US$ 15 billion in resources mobilized in the past 18 months.
The congress will also highlight global and local changes in the regulatory scenario. Brazil has historically been favorable to long-term investments. How the Brazilian regulatory structure compares to other markets?
During the congress experts will also discuss Brazil's diversified investment opportunities in sectors such as infrastructure, oil and gas, real estate and education. The discussions will be led by fund managers with great experience on the ground, such as Jose Alberto Diniz, of Rio Bravo, Helmut Fladt, of Patria Investimentos, and Patrick Ledoux, of Actis Latin America, among others.
Luciano Coutinho, President of BNDES – the Brazilian National Development Bank, will open the conference and share his views on the Brazilian economy, as well as potential opportunities for Private Equity and Venture Capital.
Josh Lerner, Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, will do a comparative analysis between Brazil and other markets and present lessons learned from others countries that had an abundance of capital and today are undergoing a shrinkage of investment.
For more information, please go to: www.congressoabvcap.com.br/ingles
Press credentials for ABVCAP 2012 Conference:
Clara Costa and Margarete Storto
Phone +55 (11) 3129-5158