Discovery Americas’ Minority Investment in KidZania

Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau advised Discovery Americas on the deal.
Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes advised KidZania.

Discovery Americas, the Mexico-focused private equity fund manager, together with KidZania, the global edutainment company, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership in which Discovery will become a minority shareholder in KidZania as of the 21st of April 2021.

Discovery Americas is one of the pioneers of private equity in Mexico, with a 20-year track record of investing in high growth companies across a wide range of industries, including transportation & logistics, education, financial services, and healthcare. As an experienced investor with a demonstrated track record of success, Discovery Americas is the ideal partner to support KidZania as it continues to uplift and inspire children and families around the world.

KidZania is a Mexican company with global reach. The company has been operating in the edutainment space since its founding over two decades ago, and currently operates 27 locations, with 10 more under development, in 22 countries around the world. KidZania has received over 85 million visitors in its history.

Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau advised Discovery Americas with Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez (Picture), Estuardo Anaya Soto, Tomás Antonio Bayo Canalizo, Héctor Cárdenas Ortega, Eric Silberstein, Rodrigo Vázquez Sainz, Pasantes Marcelle Cohen Shehoah and Ximena Fernández de la Torre.

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes advised KidZania with Patricio Trad Cepeda,  Anacandy Perusquía, José Ernesto de la Peña Aguilar and Santiago Graf Phillips.

Involved fees earner: José Ernesto de la Peña Aguilar – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Santiago Graf Phillips – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Anacandy Perusquía – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Patricio Trad Cepeda – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Estuardo Anaya Soto – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Tomas Antonio Bayo Canalizo – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Héctor Cárdenas Ortega – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Eric Silberstein Lerner – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC; Rodrigo Vázquez Sainz – Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC;

Law Firms: Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC;

Clients: Discovery Americas; KidZania;