Mexico's AlphaCredit buys 95 percent of Finmart from EZCORP

martes 12 de julio de 2016 12:54 GYT

MEXICO CITY, July 12 (Reuters) - Mexican financing company AlphaCredit has clinched a deal to acquire 95.6 percent of local consumer lender Grupo Finmart from EZCORP Inc and minority shareholders, the companies announced on Tuesday.

The deal is subject to approval by Mexico's Federal Commission of Economic Competition.

Finmart is valued in total at $50 million, according to EZCORP and Finmart, and the acquisition expands AlphaCredit's presence in the consumer lending sector.

Alpha Credit, which is headquartered in Mexico City, holds a credit portfolio of 1.6 billion pesos ($87.52 million). ($1 = 18.2812 Mexican pesos) (Reporting by Natalie Schachar; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)