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TSL attends the Latin America's leading Private Equity Conference

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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"Latin America's leading Private Equity


May 06-07, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel Miami

1435 Brickell Avenue

Miami, Florida 33131

"To register for this event, go to: http://goo.gl/F9vGcK"



David Drake

Chairman of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft

David Drake is an early-stage equity expert and the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity advisory firm, and The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - a global financial media company with divisions in Corporate Communications, Publishing and Expos.

David has been involved in technology, media and telecom (TMT) and impact investments for more than 20 years. He is an advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity, capital formation policies and developments globally, and the US JOBS Act which he lobbied for both in Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he was a US Commerce Department delegate to the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome in July 2012 and was invited in May 2013 to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C.

His investment, The Soho Loft, produces and sponsors 200+ global conferences annually and his articles are syndicated into 100+ publications. One such event was April 2013 for the institutional media leader Thomson Reuters, with speakers from Nasdaq, NYSE, KKR and Carlyle Group. He advances financial innovation through his work as an international speaker and writer for major publications like WSJ, Forbes and Thomson Reuters. He is the co-author of the books Planet Entrepreneur, Crowdfunding and Other Animals, Investors of Italy and is the author of the upcoming books Crowd Fund Economics, and Crowdfunding: The New Funding and Capital Formation Model.

His focus today is to take on board advisory positions at companies, angel networks and venture funds, and to guide them on topics such as international regulations, corporate strategy and fund structures, with emphasis on the growing trend of online investment automation for retail and angel investors.

Privately, Mr. Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club of NY at his home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts and raised funds for the charities Trail Blazers and Best Buddies Carnegie Hall for many years. Today he is a board director of the UBS Charity of the Year, London-based ARCHIVE Global, and is co-chair of the Tree Kangaroo Foundation in New York.

Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.

Event Overview

Private Equity World Latin America unites over 300 local and global investors, private equity funds and venture capitalists to discuss the latest investment strategies and opportunities across the region.

If you are looking to forge new partnerships, raise capital or stay on top of the latest fund offerings and investment opportunities, then you must attend.


Who will sponsor? 

  • Fund administrators
  • Investment banks
  • Law firms
  • Placement agents
  • Technology providers
  • Accounting & due diligence firms
  • Ratings agencies
  • Off-shore jurisdictions
  • Consultants

This is your chance to get in front of your top prospects and customers! 

Who will attend?

Over 250 private equity funds, institutional investors and family offices from across Latin America, the US and Europe attended the event in 2013. Attendees included:

  • The World Bank
  • ff Venture Capital
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • AFP Profuturo
  • Virginia College Savings Plan


Tuesday, May 06  
08:30 am Breakfast & Registration
09:00 am Chairman's Opening Remarks
09:10 am

Keynote address: Market dynamics and investment opportunities in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru

09:40 am  Panel session: Portfolio planning and manager selection criteria: what role should LatAm play in your portfolio in 2014? 
10:10 am  Speed networking and morning break 
11:00 am 

Case Study: Acquisition of MM Cinemas

11:30 am

Panel session: LatAm deal flow debate – hot sectors, big risks and exit strategies

12:10 pm  Networking Lunch 
02:00 pm 


  1. Investing at the base of the socio-economic pyramid
  2. Fund formation & structuring
  3. Investing in medical services in Mexico
  4. Investing in sovereign wealth funds
  5. FATCA – how will this impact LPs and GPs
  6. Investing in Oil & Gas
03:10 pm  Afternoon networking break 
03:40 pm  Structuring international funds and cross border investments 
04:10 pm Guest Speaker: How to be the ultimate negotiator
Wednesday, May 07   
08:00 am  Breakfast & Registration 
09:00 am  Chairman’s opening remarks 
09:10 am  Examining growth, risk, returns, and exits with leasing investments in Columbia and Mexico 
09:40 am  Panel session: Foreign and local LPs working together and investing side by side 
10:20 am  Panel session: Family offices going direct – what are the key challenges? Can private equity and real estate funds compete? 
11:00 am  Networking & Morning Break 
11:30 am 

Case Study: Investing in SMEs - Integra, CITEC INC

12:00 pm

Case Study: Examining Colombian acquisitions of STS de los Andes, Petroland, and Zigma Columbia Petroleum Services

12:30 pm Networking Lunch
01:30 pm


  1. Investing in higher education
  2. Emerging manager programs
  3. Taking on the investment board: making the case for LatAm and emerging market allocation
  4. New Reforms and new limits in Peru: how is this going to affect the market?
  5. Investing in renewable energy
  6. Infrastructure: Investing in Ports
  7. Private Equity and hedge funds – are these asset classes merging?
02:30 pm Afternoon Networking Break
02:45 pm Keynote address: The Illiquidity premium, does private equity pay and if so in what format? -Direct investing vs. investing in funds
03:15 pm End of Conference


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When & Where

Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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