Mesoamerica Overview

  • Investor Type
  • PE/​Buyout

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 5


  • Investments
  • 11

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 7


Mesoamerica General Information

Company Description

Founded in 1996, Mesoamerica is a private equity investment firm based in San José, Costa Rica. The firm makes private equity investments and deploys capital in high-impact, mid-market businesses in growth markets in Latin America with a specific focus in the areas of health and wellness, telecommunications, cable, construction services, restaurants, renewable energy, and consumer food services sectors.

Business Details

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Trade Association
Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LAVCA)
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Primary Investor Type
Other Investor Types
Asset Manager
Investment Bank
Impact Investing
Merchant Banking Firm
Corporate Office
  • Casa Solera, Calle 27, Avenue Central
  • Across the Coope Ande, El Carmen
  • San Jose
  • Costa Rica
+506 2209 0000

Mesoamerica Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Knowledgehook 15-Oct-2020 00000 00000 0000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Alquería 04-Jun-2019 000000000 00 Food Products Profitable 0000 000000
Nestlé Savory 14-Dec-2017 0000000000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue
Unifood (Restaurant Group) 16-Dec-2016 0000000000 Restaurants and Bars Out of Business 0000 000000
Zuma Energía 05-Sep-2014 Platform Creation Energy Production Generating Revenue
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Mesoamerica Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Zuma Energía 19-Nov-2020 000000000000000000
Unifood (Restaurant Group) 01-Jan-2018 000 00 00000000
Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy 27-Dec-2016 000000000000000000
Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy 19-Jan-2010 0000000000
Esco Interamerica 01-Oct-2009 Merger/Acquisition
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Mesoamerica Management, Team & Partners (22)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Harry Strachan JD Co-Founder & Partner Emeritus San Jose, Costa Rica
Alfredo Apestegui JD Principal 0 San Jose, Costa Rica
Luis Castro Co-Founder, Partner & Managing Director 0 00 Bogota, Colombia
Jose Antonio Sauma Partner & Managing Director 0 0 San Jose, Costa Rica
Jorge Betancourt Manager 0 Bogota, Colombia
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Mesoamerica FAQs

  • What is Mesoamerica?

    Founded in 1996, Mesoamerica is a private equity investment firm based in San José, Costa Rica.

  • When was Mesoamerica founded?

    Mesoamerica was founded in 1996.

  • Who is the founder of Mesoamerica?

    Harry Strachan JD, Luis Castro, and Julius Landell-Mills are the founders of Mesoamerica.

  • Where is Mesoamerica headquartered?

    Mesoamerica is headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica.

  • What is Mesoamerica's total asset value?

    Mesoamerica has around 00000 in total assets under management.

  • How many investments has Mesoamerica made?

    Mesoamerica has made 11 investments.

  • What has Mesoamerica invested in?

    Mesoamerica has made numerous investments in companies like Knowledgehook, Alquería, and Nestlé Savory within the Educational Software, Food Products, and Specialty Retail industries.

  • What has Mesoamerica invested in recently?

    Mesoamerica's latest investment was on 15-Oct-2020 in Knowledgehook, a company within the Educational Software industry.

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