Costa Rica: Restaurant Seeking Funds on Stock Market

The restaurant company Tsunami Global Group is preparing to raise funds through the Alternative Stock Market, part of the National Stock Exchange.

Monday, August 21, 2017

With the funds obtained through the Alternative Stock Market (Mercado Alternativo de Acciones or MAPA in Spanish), the restaurant group intends to open four new premises in 2018. MAPA is a private investment platform that allows small and medium-sized companies to obtain capital from investors privately, not as public issuers in the regulated stock market.   

Pedro Soto, of Tsunami Global Group, confirmed to Nacion.com that "... the resources obtained will be used to open four new restaurants next year. Two will be under the Tsunami Sushi concept. In addition, one of the restaurants will specialize in seafood and another in Japanese grilled food."

José Rafael Brenes, director of the National Stock Exchange, explained that in addition to the Tsunami Group, "... two other companies are about to conclude the process to be able to go public and raise funds from private investors in the coming months. The director did not disclose the names of the companies."

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