Admission for the LAVCA Wharton Latin American Private Equity Professional Development program is rolling but highly-selective. Find out more on eligibility, past participant profiles, the application process and FAQ's below.

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who should attend?

Industry professionals including Vice Presidents, Principals,  and Directors from Private Equity Firms, Family Offices & Institutional Investors.

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

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This program is designed to foster the most in-demand qualities among private equity professionals in Latin America today, as outlined in this article by practitioner faculty member & Managing Director of MVM Consulting, Victor Serra

As a participant in the LAVCA Wharton Latin American Private Equity Professional Development you will gain:

  • A thorough understanding of PE 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

  • The combination of Wharton faculty with real life cases from fund managers in Latin America makes this program unlike any other.
    The Wharton School
  • The blend of commercial and academic information, the conversation and inputs from participants with different backgrounds, as well as the candor of industry participants was very helpful.
    Zoe Gabbard, Senior Analyst, The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO)
  • Very complete, excellent combination of techincal/practical. Faculty was exceptional.
    Hector Gil, Director of Private Equity & CFO, Auria Capital
  • The content is very good. The opportunity for networking and to learn from many experienced professionals is also very important.
    Alan Takahashi, Private Equity Senior Analyst, Stratus Group
  • Excellent Program. Very useful to learn about the best practices in the private equity industry. Good networking.
    Andres Labbé, Family Office Portfolio Manager, Grupo GTD
  • These sessions provide a great amount of color from professionals’ individual experiences.
    Antonio Heredia, Investment Officer – Latin America, 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, Principal, Linzor Capital
  • Comprehensive and provides a very rare opportunity to gain insights directly from practitioners. Also fantastic networking.
    Thomas Baldwin, Vice President, LIV Capital

A Unique Partnership

In response to the need from private equity practitioners for practical first-hand training, the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association partnered with the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 to launch the Latin American Private Equity Professional Development Program.

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

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