Erik Bethel joined Darby in 2014 as Managing Director, Latin American Private Equity, based in Miami. Erik Bethel has twenty years of private equity and M&A transaction experience in a broad range of industries in Latin America, China and the US.
Prior to joining Darby, Erik was Managing Partner and Co-founder of SinoLatin Capital, a firm based in Shanghai and focused on natural resource transactions and capital flows between Latin America and China. Previously, he was Managing Director of Chinavest Ltd, one of China’s earliest private equity/venture capital firms, and Partner at Compass Point Capital Partners, the private equity arm of a family office. Erik also worked as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Granite Construction, Inc., the second largest highway infrastructure and logistics contractor in the United States. Earlier in his career, Erik worked as Private Equity Associate at J.P. Morgan Partners and Financial Analyst in the Latin American Investment Banking group at Morgan Stanley.
Erik Bethel earned an MBA degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from the United States Naval Academy. Erik is a former U.S. Naval Officer and speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin.
Erik Bethel was a speaker at the Oil and Gas Councils Latin America Assembly, click here for more information