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about us

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who we are

Lapa is the growth private equity investment arm of a 30+ people group with deep expertise in investments, legal, real estate, and corporate management.

Our experience and diligence helps us to provide a well-rounded investment strategy that helps our portfolio companies succeed.


Nicolas Poniatowski


Nicolas Poniatowski is a Co-founder at Lapa Capital, having played an instrumental role in the firm's founding in 2018 and growth to date. Nicolas has 20 years of investment experience, most recently serving as a Managing Director at Stelac, a New York registered investment advisor working with client's investment strategies as well as sourcing private equity deals. He started his career at JP Morgan in New York in the Asset Management and Investment Banking division where he covered Latin America. Nicolas is the Chairman of WX Brands and sits on the board of 3 private companies in the US and Latam with combined revenues in excess of $600M. Nicolas holds an MBA from Columbia and London Business School and a B.A. in Finance from E.S.C.E in Paris.

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Eduardo Karpat


Eduardo is the Co-founder of Lapa Capital, a firm dedicated to alternative investments in both fixed income and equity I private markets, and former Managing Director of Marketfield Asset Management, a large New York registered investment advisor, where he spent 10 years overseeing several of the firm's areas such as pricing and global investor relations. Between 2003 and 2009, Eduardo held several positions at ABN AMRO and Merrill Lynch, focused mainly on investments, derivatives, and pricing. Eduardo holds Masters in Finance from London Business School and holds an Electrical Engineer degree from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo.

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