China-Mexico Fund

China-Mexico Fund makes equity, equity-related and mezzanine investments in privately held companies in Mexico

Fund facts

  • Size (US):

    $1.2 billion
  • Vintage Year:

    2014
  • Sector:

    All IFC Sectors
  • Region:

    Mexico

Fund team

Cesar Urrea

Head

Cesar Urrea

Head, China-Mexico Fund

Prior to joining AMC in 2015, Cesar worked for Zephyr Management LP, Nexxus Capital, and co-founded a financial and private equity advisory firm in Mexico. Cesar has extensive experience of investing in Mexico and has worked in private equity for more than 15 years.

 

Cesar holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Sebastian  Amui

Principal

Sebastian  Amui

Principal, China-Mexico Fund

Prior to joining IFC in 2012, Sebastian was Managing Director with Pinebridge Investments (formerly AIG Investments) starting its operations in Mexico. Over his 25 years of private equity experience in Latin America, Sebastian actively participated in 24 transactions, 17 exits, and served as a Board Member of several portfolio companies, realizing a 2.6x return to investors.

 

Sebastian was a Professor of Economics and Economic History for nine years; holds a BA in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina and a Post-Graduate Degree in Finance from the Universidad Torcuato DiTella in Buenos Aires.

Laura Vila

Senior Investment Officer

Laura Vila

Senior Investment Officer, China-Mexico Fund

Laura is a Senior Investment Officer of the China-Mexico Fund and is primarily responsible for the Oil and Gas program of the Fund. Before joining the Fund’s team, she spent five years in IFC’s Mexico office where she led business development efforts, in particular in telecommunications and oil and gas, and worked in equity and debt transactions in sectors such as financial markets, private equity and manufacturing.

 

Laura joined IFC in 2005 and before coming to Mexico in 2010, she worked in the Portfolio Management and the Equity department. Before IFC, Laura worked for 5 years at the Central Bank of Colombia in the international reserves department. Overall, she has over 15 years of experience in finance, including portfolio and risk management, FX and fixed income trading, market research and debt and equity transactions.

 

She holds a Master in Financial Engineering and a Master in Applied Economics from University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. She is fluent in Spanish and English and has conversational skills in Italian and Portuguese.

Nicolas  Jaramillo

Analyst

Nicolas  Jaramillo

Analyst,

Prior to joining AMC in November 2016, Nicolás was an Investment Analyst in IFC´s Financial Institutions Group (FIG) based in Panama City. Prior to that, he was FIG´s Consultant and Investment Analyst for the Andean region based in Bogota.

 

Nicolás holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), with a Minor in Business Administration. He is a CFA level II candidate.

Portfolio

Investment Sector Country Status Investment Date
Altán Redes, SAPI de CV Telecom Mexico Current October, 2016
Citla Energy, SAPI de CV Midstream (Oil & Gas) Mexico Current April, 2016

Company

Sector

Telecom

Country

Mexico

Status

Current

Investment Date

October, 2016

Sector

Midstream (Oil & Gas)

Country

Mexico

Status

Current

Investment Date

April, 2016