|ORGANIZING PARTNER /// LAC-CORE|
|Established in 2008, the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) is a membership organization dedicated to bringing renewable energy and energy efficiency to Latin America and the Caribbean. LAC-CORE is committed to creating a network for stakeholders to convene, educate, and collaborate on sustainable energy solutions to increase energy security in the region, thereby enhancing economic development.|
|ORGANIZING PARTNER /// FMO|
|FMO is the Dutch development bank. FMO has invested in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets for more than 47 years. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. To that end, FMO invests in businesses, projects and financial institutions, by providing capital, knowledge and networks to support sustainable growth. We do this with the ultimate goal of empowering people to apply their skills and improve their own quality of life.
We invest in over 85 countries, supporting job creation and income generation and improving people’s lives in those parts of the world where this makes the biggest difference. Our role extends beyond financing, as we help businesses to operate and grow transparently in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. We invest in sectors where we believe our contribution can have the highest long-term impact: financial institutions, energy and agribusiness.
Through our approach, we aim to demonstrate to other investors that strong financial returns and positive impact in developing countries and emerging markets can go hand-in- hand. Our success in higher-risk markets provides them with the confidence to get on board allowing us to mobilize more funding for our clients.
FMO was founded in 1970 and is a public-private partnership, with 51% of our shares held by the Dutch State and 49% held by commercial banks, trade unions and other members of the private sector. FMO has a triple A-rating from both Fitch and Standard & Poor’s.
|SUPPORTING PARTNER /// FICUS CAPITAL|
|Ficus Capital is a financial services company based in Uruguay and with operations in Argentina, Brazil and other selected countries in LATAM. The company specializes in designing, structuring and implementing financial operations and real estate with local and international first level investors. Ficus Capital is the domestic market leader in financial services, both in terms of advisory and leadership in the process of buying and selling companies as in relation to debt restructurings.
Ficus Capital has participated in the flagship M&A deals in Uruguay in recent years, particularly in operations such as Nuevo Banco Comercial, the Punta del Este airport, Agua Nativa and numerous more transactions in sectors ranging from renewable energy to transportation and infrastructure to retail. The company also structured the most important operations in the capital market in the past years, including the financing of the new international airport in Montevideo, issuing debentures for local corporate issuers.
Ficus Capital has a team of specialists and financial professionals who have extensive and multi-regional experience in M&A and in corporate finance –having its partners raised or closed transactions that surpass the USD 5.000 million figure-, be it in the local or international financial markets, in public and/or privateowned companies and projects. The team covers all the professional areas such as execution capabilities, investor and specific industry knowledge, consulting, and significant experience in capital markets and multinational business management.
As a member of the international Globalscope Partners network, Ficus Capital supports its clients in crossborder transactions via its fellow members and their country-specific expertise and networks. Globalscope currently comprises over 30 selected members around the world. Thanks to these diverse contacts, Ficus Capital is in a position to serve both international corporations in planning acquisitions in the Spanishspeaking world as well as Latin American companies who do not want to limit their pool of potential buyers to the region.
|Ficus Capital Website|
|MEDIA PARTNER /// GOGLA|
|GOGLA is the voice of the off-grid solar lighting and electrification sector. Established in 2012, GOGLA now represents over 125 members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit industry association. Its mission is to help its members build sustainable markets, delivering quality, affordable products and services to as many households, businesses and communities as possible across the developing world. The products and solutions that GOGLA members sell transform lives. They improve health and education, create jobs and income opportunities and help consumers save money.|
|MEDIA PARTNER /// PHOTON|
|PHOTON is the largest and oldest independent publisher worldwide in the field of solar electricity production. PHOTON’s publications cover the solar world with in-depth, independently researched articles written by our own staff of editors from around the world.
Headquartered in Germany since 1996, we are the most renowned and completely independent solar magazine publisher dedicated to applying a critical approach to journalism. There is a strict separation between our editorial teams and advertising department to ensure a journalistic environment free of the influences of public relations. Our independent reporting is exactly what appeals to our readers.
|MEDIA PARTNER /// BNAMERICAS|
|BNamericas is an online Business Intelligence Platform offering data, news, research and analytics on 10 industries in Latin America. More than 15.000 subscribers in 50 countries worldwide trust BNamericas for their insight in Electric Power, ICT, Infrastructure, Insurance, Mining, Oil & Gas, Banking and more. The combination of original news from on-the-ground industry experts, deep research on timely topics, more than 8.000 up to date company profiles and 5.800 project profiles, curated data sets and a database of 45.000 key contacts makes BNamericas the indispensable tool for anybody doing business in Latin America.|
|MEDIA PARTNER /// GTM|
|The global electricity sector is in the early stages of its most dramatic transformation in over a century. The rapid expansion of distributed energy, combined with the newfound availability of data and analytics for utilities, will reshape how the world generates, distributes and consumes power. With market research, authoritative news, and events, GTM is the leading information services provider for this next-generation electricity system.|
|MEDIA PARTNER /// PV MAGAZINE|
|pv magazine, of which pv-magazine.com is the online presence, is a monthly trade publication launched for the international photovoltaics (PV) community in the summer of 2008. The current print run, based on qualified circulation, is 34,201.
pv magazine International is the sister website to pv magazine USA, pv magazine Germany, pv magazine China, pv magazine Australia, pv magazine Mexico, pv magazine India, and pv magazine Latin America.
With its independent, technology-focused reporting, pv magazine concentrates on covering the latest solar PV news, topical technological trends, and worldwide market developments.
|pv magazine Website|