The Carlyle Group’s Acquisition of Coney Island SAC Attractions


Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez, Brigard Urrutia, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos, Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas and Aninat Schwencke & Cia advised on the transaction

The Carlyle Group, through its Carlyle Peru Fund fund, has agreed to purchase Coney Island SAC Attractions (Peru), Divertrónica Medellín SAS (Colombia), and Yukids SpA (Chile), companies in the entertainment sector of the El Comercio Group that operate through the Coney Park (Peru), Happy City (Colombia) and Yukids (Chile) brands.

Grupo El Comercio was advised by LXG Capital and the Rebaza, Alcázar & De las Casas

An agreement has been signed today through which The Carlyle Group, through its fund Carlyle Peru Fund, will acquire 100% of the shares of the Attractions Coney Island SAC (Peru), Divertrónica Medellín SAS (Colombia), and Yukids SpA (Chile); whose main shareholders are Empresa Editora El Comercio SA (Grupo El Comercio).

This transaction must be completed in the coming weeks, once certain precedent conditions are met.

The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm, which has US $ 222 billion of assets managed through 360 investment vehicles. In Peru, Carlyle Peru Fund maintains investments in Hermes, Liderman, Inca Rail, and Expertia (controller of Nuevo Mundo and Condor Travel), as well as G&N Brands in Chile.

This operation confirms the strength of the brands of the Entertainment Business Unit of the El Comercio Group in each of the markets in which it operates, confidence in human talent, as well as growth prospects; all of which has been decisive for the transaction.

The decision of the El Comercio Group is part of its investment portfolio management strategy, to focus on its vision: To be leaders of content and audiences, made effective by data and made profitable with transactions; with a mission of social change for the progress of Peru.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez advised The Carlyle Group with Susan Castillo, José Luis Vargas-Machuca and Renato Velásquez.

Brigard Urrutia advised The Carlyle Group with Darío Laguado (Picture), Tomás Holguín, Luis Miguel Centanaro and Juan Pablo Malaver Gallo.

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos advised The Carlyle Group with Juan Pablo Matus, Daniela Fierro, Tomás Vidal, Bárbara Zlatar, Daniela Valencia and Carlos Miranda.

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas advised Grupo El Comercio, Atracciones Coney Island Perú, Divertrónica Medellín and Yukids SpA with Alberto Rebaza, Felipe Boisset, Camilo Maruy, Lucía Ochoa, Elizene Vásquez, Víctor Valdez, Rafael Lulli and Stefano Amprimo.

Aninat Schwencke & Cia advised Grupo El Comercio, Atracciones Coney Island Perú, Divertrónica Medellín and Yukids SpA with Luis Alberto Aninat, María Eugenia Sabbagh and José Scarneo.

Involved fees earner: Luis Alberto Aninat – Aninat Schwencke & Cia; María Eugenia Sabbagh – Aninat Schwencke & Cia; José Francisco Scarneo – Aninat Schwencke & Cia; Luis Miguel Centanaro – Brigard & Urrutia; Tomas Holguin Mora – Brigard & Urrutia; Darío Laguado Giraldo – Brigard & Urrutia; Juan Pablo Malaver – Brigard & Urrutia; Daniela Fierro – Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda; Juan Pablo Matus – Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda; Carlos Miranda – Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda; Daniela Valencia – Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda; Tomás Vidal – Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda; Bárbara Zlatar – Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda; José Luis Vargas-Machuca – Miranda & Amado Abogados; Susan Castillo – Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez, Mur; Renato Velásquez – Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez, Mur; Stefano Amprimo – Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros; Felipe Boisset – Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros; Rafael Lulli – Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros; Camilo Maruy – Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros; Lucía Ochoa – Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros; Alberto Rebaza – Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros; Víctor Valdez – Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros; Elizene Vasquez de Velasco – Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros;

Law Firms: Aninat Schwencke & Cia; Brigard & Urrutia; Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda; Miranda & Amado Abogados; Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez, Mur; Rebaza Alcazar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros;

Clients: Atracciones Coney Island Perú; Carlyle Group; Divertronica Medellín SAS; Grupo El Comercio;