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Thomson Reuters Corporation

November 15, 2010 10:30 ET

Thomson Reuters Releases Venture Equity Latin America's 2010 Mid-Year Report

Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Surge 378% Since Mid-Year 2009

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - Unlike the tenuous state of economic recovery in mature markets like the US and Europe, transactions for PE/VC investors have skyrocketed over the last twelve months in Latin America. This is according to the just released Venture Equity Latin America's 2010 Mid-Year Report, published by the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, under its WorldTrade Executive (WTE) brand.

The report details exponential growth in the region in the first half of 2010 as private equity and venture capital investment levels reached $6.21 billion, surging 378% since mid-year 2009. Deals activity grew not only in terms of amount of capital invested, but also in number of transactions. The first half of 2010 saw the completion of 63 transactions, up from 29 transactions recorded in the 2009 VELA Mid-Year Report.

Other testaments to Latin America's promising economic growth can be found in fundraising activity and exit liquidity. In the first half of 2010, 27 fund closings amounted to roughly $4.7 billion in committed capital, a 114% increase year-over-year. Moreover, 16 exit disbursements totaled over $5.2 billion this half year, a 100% growth increase-year-over-year.

Venture Equity Latin America's Mid-Year Report provides detailed analysis of deals, fundraising and exits, so clients can track industry trends with year-to-year comparison data that goes back to 1998. Users can gain insight into various funds level of activity and markets of interest, and find out which fund managers have successfully raised new capital. The Mid-Year Report helps users understand what's working for others with a comprehensive listing of all known exits in the market for 1H 2010. 

WorldTrade Executive also publishes Venture Equity Latin America, a twice-monthly publication delivering comprehensive, unparalleled information on the Latin American private equity and venture capital industry, with a focus on deal flow, fundraising, exit activity, restructuring, regulatory developments, and bankruptcy proceedings that impact existing investments.

WorldTrade Executive, a Thomson Reuters brand, also publishes Latin American Law and Business Report and Practical Latin American Tax Strategies, as well as other periodicals and reports covering international transactions.

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