We first covered MercadoLibre in March 2023. We talked about Alibaba meeting Amazon in Latin America. Mostly, we were just highly impressed with the cohesive ecosystem that the company has built. We were also big fans of the commitment to profitability, something that many tech companies could learn something from. With Argentina in the headlines and renewed focus on the broader LatAm region, how has the business performed this year?
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on MercadoLibre and its Q4'22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 2 March 2023) In 2022, MercadoLibre achieved three big milestones that they describe as 100, 10 and 1. That means $100 billion in payments processed, $10 billion in revenue and $1 billion in EBIT. Latin America’s leading eCommerce platform is more than just Amazon or Etsy. There’s a strong flavour of Tencent going on here, which isn’t a bad thing. Perhaps most of all, the similarities to Alibaba are striking. Operating in a high growth region [...]
The team from AnBro Capital is back, this time with Craig Antonie joining us to discuss an interesting company in the Unicorn portfolio that has nothing to do with tech. That’s right – there’s more to Unicorn than just tech companies! Patria is thought of as the Blackstone of Latin America. This asset management business plays in the alternative asset space, operating in the private equity, infrastructure, real estate and credit verticals. With a long and successful track record, Patria ticks the boxes for the Unicorn fund. Learn more about this company and the way the team at AnBro thinks about [...]