Advent Latin America Private Equity Fund IV LP

Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina Health, Financial services, Other consumer services, Education, Business services, Infrastructure

This is a generalist fund active in Latin America with a specific focus on Brazil.

This investment was made under a previous strategy. We disclose information on all our current investments, but narrative information on our pre-2012 investments, when we introduced a new strategy, may be limited.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

Rest of the World

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people. For funds, the sectors listed here are those the fund has invested in so far.

Business services, Education, Financial services, Health, Infrastructure, Other consumer services
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Intermediated investment
Fund manager:
Advent International Corporation
Start date

For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.

For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.

For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e

June 2007

For direct investments, this is the total amount that CDC has committed to the business or project (it may be a combination of equity and debt).

For funds, this is the total amount that CDC has committed to the fund.


This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.


Investments made by this fund

  • Active
  • Exited
Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Grupo Gayosso SA de CV

Grupo Gayosso is a provider of funeral services in Mexico.

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Mexico Rest of the World Other consumer services October 2007 Active
Lojas Quero-Quero SA

Lojas Quero-Quero is a regional retailer in Southern Brazil, operating in home-improvement, credit cards and consumer finance.

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Brazil Rest of the World Other consumer services September 2008 Active
Biotoscana Farma S.A.

Biotoscana Farma is a pharmaceutical distributor in Colombia with operations in four Latin American countries.

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Colombia Rest of the World Health November 2011 Active