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# Eva Gonda

Random fact: Sold beer business to Heineken for $7.7 billion in stock in 2010.

Overview

Gonda Rivera and family members hold the largest stake in Femsa, the biggest public Coca-Cola bottler in the world. The Monterrey, Mexico-based company is publicly traded and had revenue of $21.4 billion in 2016. It also has a stake in the brewer Heineken, and controls a chain of Oxxo convenience stores in Mexico and Colombia.

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Biography

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Family: Widowed, 4 children

The Femsa empire traces back to 1890, when five businessmen started the Cuauhtemoc brewery in Monterrey, Mexico. Eugenio Garza Sada, a descendant of one of the founders, joined the company in 1917 and eventually became its director, expanding the operation into packaging and other related businesses. Garza Sada founded the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in 1943, and the school came to be known as the ninth of his children. He was killed in 1973 during a botched kidnapping.

His first child, Eugenio Garza Laguera, took charge of the branch of the conglomerate that was named Femsa not long after it opened its first Oxxo store. It acquired its first Coca-Cola bottling rights in Mexico in the late 1970s and created a joint venture with the soda giant in 1993, and its bottling rights expanded throughout the region. Soft drinks and convenience stores became Femsa's core. After Garza Laguera's death in 2008, Heineken bought the company's beer operations, including the Dos Equis and Tecate brands, for $7.7 billion in stock, making Femsa its second-largest shareholder.

Today, Garza Laguera's widow and four daughters control the largest stake in Femsa. The descendants of the other founding families, as well as the Mexican billionaire Alberto Bailleres, also hold interests in the company.

Milestones
  • 1890 Cuauhtemoc brewery is founded in Monterrey, Mexico.
  • 1909 Founders start a glass bottle manufacturer, Vidriera Monterrey.
  • 1921 A factory for bottle caps and cans is established.
  • 1943 Garza Sada founds Monterrey Institute of Technology as Femsa chief.
  • 1973 Eugenio Garza Sada is killed in a botched kidnapping.
  • 1979 Femsa buys first Coca-Cola bottling rights in Mexico.
  • 1987 Femsa begins trading on the Mexico City stock exchange.
  • 1993 Coca-Cola Femsa joint venture is created for Latin America.
  • 2008 Garza Laguera dies, leaving his stake to his widow and daughters.
  • 2010 Sells beer business for 20 percent stake in Heineken.