Managing Partners, Advent International
Patrice Etlin joined Advent in 1997 in São Paulo and established the firm’s investment operations in Brazil. From 1994 to 1997, he was a partner at International Venture Partners in São Paulo, where he was responsible for the overall operation of a media and communications fund focused on Brazil. Previously, Patrice spent five years with Matra Marconi Space, initially as a systems engineer on a project to develop a European military observation satellite. In 1990, he was promoted to general representative for Brazil, in charge of setting up a private telecommunications satellite system providing services to Mercosul countries. Patrice is Chairman of the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA). He received an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo, a master’s in Industrial Engineering from École Centrale de Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.