Venture Equity Latin America 2006 Year-End Report Announced

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The 2006 Year-End Report on Venture Equity in Latin America compiles all fund-raising, deal information, and exits during the past year in Latin America., and has just been released by WorldTrade Executive, Inc.

WorldTrade Executive, Inc. announces the publication of its 2006 Year-End Report on Venture Equity in Latin America.    

2006 was by far the strongest year of Latin American venture equity activity. Fundraising, equity invested, and exits from the region all reached the highest levels seen since 2000. In 2006, dealflow into the region increased by 320 percent to reach $4.26 billion, which was more than the total amount invested during the years 2002-2005 combined.

In addition private equity and venture capital funds realized twice as much capital ($3.2 billion) from exits in 2006 as they did the previous year, helped along by an increasingly vibrant IPO market in Brazil and a growing demand for Latin American assets from strategic buyers.

Fundraising for the region has now nearly doubled for three consecutive years, reaching a total of about $3.2 billion in 2006.

The Venture Equity Latin America 2006 Year-End Report provides comprehensive deal analysis in addition to data presented in a sortable, easy-to-use electronic format. It allows the user to:

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    Track and act on industry trends with macro-level year- to-year comparison data

  • Conduct country-by-country analysis
  • Gauge competitors' level of activity and markets of interest through a deal tracker
  • Find out which fund managers have raised new capital
  • Learn details of all known exits in the market for 2006
  • Find out which sectors are drawing the most capital invested in the region
  • Learn the effects that external factors, such as political environment and legislative changes, are having on private equity in the region

According to the Report two reasons for the increased level of private equity investment in the region are the increased flexibility by hedge funds and increasing availability of leverage. Charts are provided to demonstrate this activity.

WorldTrade Executive, Inc. publishes of Venture Equity Latin America as well as other periodicals covering international law and finance such as International Finance & Treasury, Latin America Law & Business Report, and Practical International Tax Strategies, with separate regional editions including one covering Latin America.     

More information on The 2006 Venture Equity Latin America Year-End Report is available at http://www.wtexec.com/vela-yer.html or by contacting Jay Stanley at WorldTrade Executive, Inc. (978) 287-0301.

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