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BlackRock-backed ABG opens Mexico City headquarters

Authentic Brands Group, a brand development, marketing and entertainment company, has opened its Mexico City headquarters ABG Mexico. In conjunction with the opening of this new office, ABG has named Monica Nahúm as vice president of business development for Latin America. ABG is backed by BlackRock.

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New York and Mexico City – August 29, 2019 – Authentic Brands Group (ABG) today announced the opening of ABG Mexico, adding to the company’s footprint in key international markets. Located in the prestigious Colonia Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City, ABG Mexico is dedicated to generating growth opportunities for the company’s portfolio across Mexico, Central and South America.

ABG is a powerhouse brand development, marketing and entertainment company, which owns 50-plus global brands and properties including Juicy Couture, Vince Camuto, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Thalia Sodi, Shaquille O’Neal, Spyder, Volcom, Prince and the recently acquired Sports Illustrated.

Its portfolio additionally includes lifestyle brand Nautica, which launched in Mexico over two decades ago and today offers full assortments for men, women and kids in the region, with key collections available in all Liverpool and El Palacio de Hierro department stores. Other ABG-owned fashion lifestyle brands including Aéropostale and Nine West have also established a strong presence across Mexico and Latin America in recent years, each with approximately 350 points of distribution across the region.

“We’re excited to open ABG Mexico, which services incredibly important growth markets for our brands,” said Jamie Salter, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ABG. “As we continue to expand and interpret our brands for key territories around the world, we are bringing on local expertise to develop tailored approaches that uniquely bring each brand to life for regional consumers. We look forward to diversifying our network of best-in-class partners to harvest the tremendous opportunities that await.”

ABG’s new office outpost houses a dedicated team with expertise in business development, brand management, marketing and visual merchandising. Coinciding with the opening of ABG Mexico, the company announces the appointment of Monica Nahúm as VP Business Development for Latin America. Having held senior-level positions at Mattel and The Walt Disney Company and represented studios such as Fox, Sesame Street and NFL, Nahúm specializes in brand development, licensing, consumer products and retail. She now leads the charge in driving ABG’s momentum across Mexico and Latin America and establishing strategic partnerships for its brands in the marketplace.

The launch of ABG Mexico further broadens the ABG enterprise, whose flagship headquarters are located in New York. The company also has offices in Toronto, Shanghai and Los Angeles and will continue to grow its global presence with its expansion into Europe in 2020.

About Authentic Brands Group
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is a brand development, marketing and entertainment company, which owns a portfolio of global media, entertainment and lifestyle brands. Headquartered in New York City, ABG elevates and builds the long-term value of more than 50 consumer brands and properties by partnering with best-in-class manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Its brands have a global retail footprint in more than 100,000 points of sale across the luxury, specialty, department store, mid-tier, mass and e-commerce channels and more than 4,930 freestanding stores and shop-in-shops around the world.