The Next Frontier

The Next Frontier

Mexico

Last October, Cabos Marinos, a small specialty rope manufacturer based in the Yucatán city of Mérida, bought a troubled competitor in the United States six times its size. Although Cabos had annual revenues of just $10 million, it pulled off this deal thanks to backing from private equity investors who want Cabos to weave distribution and branding capabilities from the US into a regional strategy.  Grupo Mágico, a Mexican amusement park operator, has a similar story to tell. It is building a $39 million entertainment venue at Sawgrass Mills Mall in south Florida where children can work and shop in a fantasy city. Financed by the private equity group ZN Mexico

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