The summer heat is rising; the World Cup’s run its course; and the BVM IPC index is rising, but dealmakers seem to be slowing down for the vacation period. The highlight of this week’s transactions was Mexican businessman Roberto Alcántara’s acquisition of a 9.3% stake in debt-plagues Spanish Prisa, which owns leading newspaper El País. The BVM itself aimed for a higher international profile by signing a licensing agreement with S&P Dow Jones Indices. Keeping to the vacation theme, SeaSide Reservations said it’s developing mobile apps to streamline services at its Mexican beach vacation properties. TeleTech and Pure Storage appointed new managers responsible for the Mexican market.
After Hours monitored telenovela actress Edith Gonzales’ mugging and subsequent complaints, and Hot Tamales hints at ways to use hot peppers for these hot days.
Hasta la próxima!