Advent International opened its Bogotá office in 2011.
The office, our third in Latin America, focuses on investments in companies across the Andean region in high-growth industries where we have deep expertise. Target sectors include pharmaceuticals, retail, energy, financial services and services for the mining and oil and gas industries.
Advent has been operating in Latin America since 1996 and during that time we have invested in over 45 companies across nine countries. Globally, we have completed over 290 investments.
Drawing on our industry knowledge and operational experience, we support the management teams of our portfolio companies in areas such as corporate governance, strategy, operations and financing. Our goal is to increase sales and earnings by helping companies improve operations, reposition their businesses strategically, make acquisitions and expand both domestically and internationally
Recent investments led by our Colombian team include:
Alianza Valores - A leading brokerage house in Colombia
Alianza Fiduciaria - Colombia’s largest independent trust and custody services provider and asset manager
Biotoscana- A specialty pharmaceutical company
Ocensa - Colombia’s largest crude oil transportation system
United Medical - A Brazilian specialty pharmaceutical company acquired by Biotoscana