It has taken Carlos Slim Helú 47 years of his life to build Grupo Carso. Although he has left most of the boards of his companies, currently serves as: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en América Latina, S.A.B. de C.V. (IDEAL); Chairman of Fundación Telmex, A.C.; Chairman of Fundación Carlos Slim Helú, A.C.; Chairman of the Executive Committee of Consejo Consultivo de Restauración del Centro Histórico; and Chairman of Fundación del Centro Histórico, A.C.
Although he continues to conduct business activities today, his primary focus is on the education, the health, and employment in Mexico and Latin America with the foundations he leads, thus his three sons, Carlos, Marco Antonio and Patrick Slim Domit, have taken over the reins of the businesses.
Carlos Slim is well known as reliable President for all his companies, for example, Grupo Carso doesnt have corporate staff members, and every company is got their own structure looking for the efficiently.
They were founded in 1965 with the acquisition of the bottling company Jarritos del Sur and the establishment of several other companies such as Casa de Bolsa Inversora Bursátil, Inmobiliaria Carso, Constructora Carso, Promotora del Hogar, S.S.G. Inmobiliaria, Mina de Agregados Pétreos el Volcán, Bienes Raíces Mexicanos and Pedregales del Sur, as well as a buy-sell-lease company for construction equipment. Inmobiliaria Carso was incorporated in January 1966. Carso comes from the first syllable of the names Carlos and Soumaya, Mr. Slim's wife.
At the end of the 1960s, several pieces of property were bought in the southern part of Mexico City, totaling approximately 2 million square meters, and were expropriated in 1989.
In June 1976 Galas de México was acquired. In 1980 the corporation that is today Grupo Carso was officially incorporated in order to obtain the majority stake in Cigatam, in which Philip Morris was a 29% partner.
The beginning of the 1980s marked a very important period in the history of Grupo Carso, as it became a group of large companies. This was a critical period in the history of Mexico, with the debt crisis and the nationalization of the Mexican banking system in 1982, the year in which Carso made the decision to invest intensively and actively.
Between 1981 and 1986 several investments and acquisitions were made, among which was Cigatam, the first and most important due to its cash flow and because in 25 years it increased its market share by 1.5% on average each year, despite very strong competition. Other companies were: Hulera el Centenario, with 23%, and Bimex. Reynolds Aluminio y Aluminio, S.A. was also integrated during this period.
In August 1984 Seguros de México and 33% of an important block of shares was purchased for US$55 million. Casa de Bolsa Inversora Bursátil, Seguros de México and Fianzas La Guardiana came together to form Grupo Financiero Inbursa.
In 1986 Compañía Minera FRISCO and Empresas Nacobre were acquired, as well as their affiliates, control of the market leading tire company Euzkadi, and later, in 1992 Condumex; in 1993 the majority of General Tire. In 1991 Hoteles Calinda (today, OSTAR Grupo Hotelero) was acquired.
At the end of 1990, Grupo Carso, together with Southwestern Bell, France Telecom and several Mexican investors, won the bid to privatize Teléfonos de México. When Grupo Carso bought 5.8% of Telmex at its privatization, it already had 25 years of successful business experience; Southwestern Bell acquired 5% and an option for an additional 5%, France Telecom 5% and a group of Mexican investors an additional 4.6%. Including Cigatam, the Grupo Carso companies have been publicly traded since 1981 and their history can be reconstructed through public information.
Grupo Carso has partially or fully sold several companies, such as tissue paper producers, tire companies, several hotels, printing and packaging businesses, part of Cigatam, El Globo, Química Fluor and Porcelanite, among others.
The Group's companies currently generate more than 209,000 direct jobs and more than 500,000 indirect jobs.
Carso's growth has been possible due to the ongoing reinvestment of profits in its companies for the continued production of goods and services, which at the same time generates jobs for Mexicans. Grupo Carso focuses its growth and investments on the most dynamic sectors in the medium and long term, maintaining its flexibility and rapid decision-making.
Grupo Carso, S.A. de C.V. is a Mexican holding company that has proven its capacity to manage companies operating in highly competitive markets, both domestically and internationally.
T e l m e x
In 1990, Grupo Carso and other Mexican investors acquired 10.4% of the companys stock, in partnership with SBC - 5% with an option for an additional 5% - and France Telecom 5%. Since 1990, Telmex has embraced a work culture where training, modernization, quality and customer service is a priority. Over the course of 20 years, Telmex has developed a world-class technology platform that has allowed it to optimize processes and strengthen the corporate culture, translating into improved levels of service and customer care. At Telmex, we focus our efforts on exceeding our clients expectations.
In 1991 Telmex was using electromechanical, analog and other obsolete equipment and technology in its operations, transportation, physical plant and maintenance, and had manual records and a 360-kilometer fiber optic network. Telmex has modernized and today has more than 148,000 kilometers of fiber optic installed throughout the country.
Telmex operates with the firm conviction to access the entire population to telecommunications, even though not having profit margins or subsidies; the Enterprise has the largest network of the country in this sector.
Public telephony has been a very important part in facilitating access for the population at large, with the number of public telephones rising from 69,025 in December 1990, to 661,030 in December 2010.
Since its privatization, Telmex aims to anticipate and meet all the telecommunication needs of its customers, offering the most advanced products and services with the highest quality standards and at the best prices. Telmex is the leader company in telecommunications in Mexico.
Telmex is a corporation constituted by Telefonos de Mexico, S.A.B.C.V, its subsidiary enterprises and partners that provide telecommunications services in Mexico. Its services coverage includes, among other things, the operation of the most extensive network of local and long distance services. It also provides services such as connectivity, internet access, collocations, lodging and interconnection services with other telecommunication operators.
Telmex, is the only telecommunications company in México, has investment at all types of population needs to communicate within the country, given special effort at rural areas and Internet service to locations where is difficult access around the country.
Telmex, main business are fixed lines, it's got a main competitive business against other companies that are looking only at high class population, A and B. Telmex commitments provide communications services to all types of populations no matter their economy level, specially within levels such as C, D, E, as well given the pay as you go within the country, having 100% of the market.
|Heading (Mexico)||September 2012|
|Telephone lines in service (millions)||14.4|
|Optical fiber network (miles of kilometers)||148|
|Total number of internet access accounts (millions)||8.33|
| Infinitum accounts (ADSL) (millions)
Increase from September 2011 - September 2012
| Personnels average level of schooling
|Decrease of tariffs in real terms (basket of basic goods index, December 1991 to September 2011)||79.8%|
Since its privatization, Telmex has invested more than US$34 thousand million dollars only in Mexico.
|TELMEX inversions in industry|
|% TELMEX inversions according to the total inversions in the telecommunications sector 1990-2010*||52%|
|% TELMEX inversions according to the total investments in telephony 1990-2010*||+80%|
|* According to estimated TELMEX inversions in the F-20 of 2009; and information of the telecommunication sector, and estimation of Cofetel at the end of 2010. Source: TELMEX y Cofetel.|
|TELMEX recieves authorization for the cancellation of the registration of its shares in the RNV and its respective delisting of the BMV.
Mexico City, December 7, 2012.
|América Móvil announces the result of the tender offer for shares of TELMEX.
Mexico City, November 26, 2012.
|America Móvil announced its intention to begin the necessary actions for the cancellation of the registration from the Mexican National Securities Registry of TELMEX's shares.
Mexico City, August 17, 2012
Among other gains envisaged, such a decision did weigh the benefits of having independent and competing firms with a business approach and financial flexibility in order to face both Telmex and América Móvil distinct strategies.
Since February 7, 2001 on, when América Móvil shares were officially listed in Mexico, New York, and Madrid stock exchanges, the new firm ranked as the biggest mobile-phone company in Latin America and one of the biggest in the whole world.
Had this offer being accepted by Carso Global Telecom shareholders, América Móvil would indirectly gather 59.4% of Teléfonos de México outstanding stock, and 60.7% of Telmex Internacional shares.
The América Móvil and Carso Global Telecom disclosed operation is not a merger, rather a corporate restructuring through a share-interchange procedure, not including service integration neither operative fusion with Telmex in México, unlike the rest of Latin American countries where Telmex Internacional and América Móvil operate, where both service and operation integration it will be rather effective.
By combining these firms, América Móvil will be able to generate important synergies, developing an improved commercial effort and making a more efficient use of its own information networks, systems and processes, which will translate into full-integrated services for the benefit of its own customers.
On June 16, 2010, América Móvil did disclose concluding results of its own bid for Telmex Internacional and Carso Global Telecom, so resulting that América Móvil is now the owner of 93.56% and 99.44% of Telint and Telecom capital stock, respectively.
On November 22, 2011, América Móvil announced the final results of its tender offers for all of the outstanding shares of capital stock of Teléfonos de México, S.A.B. de C.V. that are not already owned, directly or indirectly, by América Móvil. It is reported that América Móvil owns (directly or indirectly) approximately 92.99% of the outstanding capital stock of TELMEX.
América Móvil América Móvil currently operates in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Mexico.
América Móvil is a good example of value creation for investors. Since 1996, it was a pioneer and global innovator of cellular prepayment systems. In 1990, RadioMóvil Dipsa (today TELCEL) had 35 thousand customers, to September 2011, have 298 million of clients in Latin America.
América Móvil stands for the major unwired services provider in Latin America. In September 2012, it have 319 million of internet access in the continent, 255.9 millions are mobile-phone users, it have 30.3 millions of fixed lines, 16.7 millions of broad band access and 15.8 millions of Tv subscribers in the whole American hemisphere.
|América Móvil increases its interest in Telekom Austria.
Mexico City, September 25, 2012.
|América Móvil announces transactions regarding an agrégate number of 175,000,000 ordinary shares in KPN and notifies AFM of crossing 20% interest in KPN.
Mexico City, June 21, 2012.
|América Móvil acquires Simple Mobile.
Mexico City, June 19, 2012.
|América Móvil obtains Anatel's approval to acquire control in Net Serviços.
Mexico City, January 27, 2012.
|América Móvil acquires DLA.
Mexico City. January 6, 2012
|América Móvil announces finalrResults of
tender offers for Teléfonos de México.
Mexico City. November 22, 2011.
|"América Móvil announces preliminary
results of tender offers for Teléfonos de México.
Mexico City. November 14, 2011.
|América Móvil announces final results of its tender offer for shares of Telmex Internacional
Mexico City, Mexico, April 11, 2011
|América Móvil announces final results of
exchange Offers for Telmex Internacional and Carso Global Telecom.
Mexico City. June 16, 2010.
2007 brought an important event in the history of Telmex. On December 21st, the General Assembly of Shareholders adopted the strategic initiative to reorganize the corporate structure of Telmex in two independent companies. Telmex split its operations in Latin America, as well as the business of Seccion Amarilla (Yellow Pages). A new company called TELMEX International was created.
With this split it is expected to:
TELMEX International operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay, offering a full regional and local support structure to respond with preciseness and efficiency to the requirements of customers, also operates in the United States and Mexico through Seccion Amarilla (Yellow Pages).
On June 10th, 2008 began the listing of TELMEX International Exchanges in New York, Madrid and Mexico .
On June 16, 2010, America Movil announced final results of the Offers for TELMEX Internationa and Carso Global Telecom. Completed this process, America Movil owns 93.56% of the share capital and 99.44% Telint capital of Telecom.
On April 11, 2011 America Movil announced the result of the tender offer for up to 3.18% of TELMEX Internationa. Under this, the shareholding of America Movil Telint capital increases to 97.10%.
|América Móvil announces final results of
exchange Offers for Telmex Internacional and Carso Global Telecom.
Mexico City. June 16, 2010.
The new challenge is to promote the development of Latin America and fight backwardness by training and developing human and physical capital with a company named IDEAL (Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en América Latina, or Promoter of Development and Employment in Latin America), which is primarily focused on developing physical capital; and two foundations, the first making profitable investments and the second, supporting training and development of human capital on a non-profit basis.
The Ten Principles of Grupo Carso.
Carlos Slim Helú summarizes what he considers to be the Groups business principles in 10 points, which have been communicated to his relatives, colleagues, employees and work force.
Carlos Slim took some of these points from business lessons from his father, Julin Slim Haddad, who brought his son to work at a very young age and noted his unique interest in commerce.