Skip to content

Industry News

Nexxus Capital Announces IPO of Grupo Sports World

7 October 2010

(Nexxus Capital) October 7, 2010 – Nexxus Capital is proud to announce that Grupo Sports World, S.A.B. de C.V. “”Sports World” of the “Company”) made its Initial Public Offering on the Mexican Stock Exchange (ticker symbol “SPORTS”).

The offering consisted of 48,450,249 series “S” shares prior to overallotment options (“green shoe”) and 53,593,713 series “S” shares post green shoe. Of the total offering size, 50.0% was primary and 50.0% was secondary. The offering was placed 100% amongst Mexican investors of which approximately 54% were institutional and 46% retail investors. The retail portion was allocated to more than 1,600 investors. The lead underwriter of the offering was Casa de Bolsa Santander, S.A. de C.V.

Sports World is one of the largest family fitness club chains in Mexico with 14 sports clubs and over 25,000 users. On July 2005, Nexxus Capital acquired a majority ownership the Company. The investment was made through ZN Mexico II, L.P., one of Nexxus Capital’s funds (“Nexxus II”).

The shares were offered at a price of Ps. 16.00 per Series “S” share. At such price, the aggregate value of the offering was $857.5 million pesos or approximately $68.6 million dollars, considering a fully exercised overallotment option. Resources from the primary offering will be used to build new clubs and improve current facilities.

Nexxus II maintains an ownership of 19.42% in Sports World, and it is the last asset of this Fund.

About Nexxus Capital
Nexxus Capital, based in Mexico City, was founded in 1995 and is the leading Mexican private equity fund manager, specializing in investments in Mexico and targeting investment opportunities that allow for enhancement of shareholder value through improved management and operations, value-added acquisitions and the application of proven international business models to the Mexican marketplace.

Nexxus Capital is the first Mexican private equity fund that has made three of its portfolio companies public through the Mexican Stock Exchange.