In this interview with James Alexis Mendez, we discuss the market strategy of CryoHoldco, a stem cell bank holding company that is the market leader in Latin America and one of the ten largest cord blood banks in the world. James Alexis Mendez currently serves as the CFO and Board member of CryoHoldco.
Approaching 200,000 stem cell units in storage, CryoHoldco is more than 5X larger than any other stem cell bank in Latin America. CryoHoldco owns the cord blood market leaders in both Mexico and Colombia, and plans to expand into other regions of Latin America.
In this interview, we discuss the current and future state of cord blood banking within Latin America, Cryoholdco’s role within this evolving marketplace, and future directions for the company.
Prior to initiating the consolidation strategy of CryoHoldco with ACON Investments, Alexis was a Director of TCP Latam, a private equity and restructuring fund in Brazil. Prior to TCP Latam, he was a senior associate at Long Point Capital, a leveraged-buyout private equity fund in New York, where Alexis was responsible for equity investments in excess of USD $100 million in several private companies.