Mexican Real Estate Company Funo Plans IPO, Aims to Raise Over $1.5 Billion
Funo’s Ambitious IPO
Mexican real estate company, Fibra Uno Administration SA, widely known as Funo, is making headlines with its plans for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) via Fibra Next. Funo aims to raise more than $1.5 billion, which could potentially make it the largest IPO in Mexico since 2018.
Nearshoring Trend and Funo’s IPO
This announcement comes amidst a growing trend of “nearshoring,” where manufacturers are relocating to Mexico. The country has now become the largest trading partner of the United States, surpassing China. Funo’s IPO aligns with this trend, positioning the company to capitalize on the booming Mexican real estate market.
Positive Market Response
Since unveiling its IPO plans, Funo’s shares have witnessed a significant surge, rising by an impressive 19%. This surge in market value indicates strong investor confidence in the company’s growth prospects.
Benefits for Funo’s Founders and Major Shareholders
The El Mann family, founders, and major shareholders of Funo, stand to gain substantially from the IPO. It is estimated that their properties will yield approximately $1 billion in equity. This injection of capital will fuel further expansion and development opportunities for Funo.
BBVA Leads the Offering
Leading the global offering is BBVA Casa de Bolsa, a renowned financial institution. Funo’s IPO joins other recent successful IPOs in Mexico, including those by Prologis Property Mexico SA and Grupo Traxion SAB.
Record-breaking IPOs in Mexico
Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta SAB recently made history with its US IPO, raising close to $450 million. This marked the largest IPO by a Mexican company in the United States in over a decade. Funo’s upcoming IPO could potentially rival the record-breaking $1.6 billion share placement for a new Mexico City airport, a project later canceled by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
With Funo’s ambitious IPO, the Mexican real estate scene is poised for significant growth, attracting both local and international investors. The IPO reflects the country’s thriving economy and its status as a preferred destination for manufacturers looking to “nearshore” their operations. As Funo prepares to make its mark as Mexico’s largest IPO since 2018, the future looks bright for the company and the overall real estate market in Mexico.