Fortaleciendo el Ecosistema de Capital de Riesgo en América Latina

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BY : Diego GutiérrezSeptember Wed, 2013
Improving the venture capital ecosystem in Latam

According to a study by The Economist, la valoración realizada  del ecosistema del private equity and of the venture capital is in Latam has shown significant improvements, with local regulation having improved the investment climate.

Improving the venture capital ecosystem in Latam con pocos cambios en el ranking

Tanto los pequeños como los  grandes países han mejorado su capacidad de desarrollar la industria del private equityThe EU has made progress in transparency and legal development, and in creating better conditions for local entrepreneurs. All countries have improved, even those with the lowest scores have remained stable. Mexico and Colombia are now very close to the two leaders: Chile and Brazil.

Chile leads the ranking for the eighth consecutive year

The improvement has come hand in hand with the adoption of international accounting standards by unlisted companies. The country leads the region in intellectual property protection, judicial transparency and perceptions of corruption.

"Chile has a score of 76, the same as Spain for example. The Chilean government is making an effort to help SMEs and start-ups with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurship (start-up Chile) and becoming the centre of operations for innovative companies that want to have a presence throughout Latin America. There are several funds and accelerators with which Spanish companies are reaching agreements for their international expansion" says Diego Gutierrez, an expert in international finance at Baker Tilly GDA

Argentina the "ugly duckling" of the region

Despite the overall good news from the region, Argentina continues to worsen in both its macro performance and its approach to investors. With no change in the score, Argentina ranks near the bottom, close to the Dominican Republic. "Another piece of good news for the entrepreneurial landscape is the establishment of the first seed fund in the Dominican Republic created by the Interamerican Development Bank. El interés de los gestores de fondos por encontrar pequeñas oportunidades está creciendo sobre todo en Centroamérica y el Caribe" analiza Diego Gutierrez.

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