Our History

  • 2016
  • Oct
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    Audio.Ad signed a deal with Deezer, one of the leading music streaming services, to represent its advertising sales in Colombia
  • Sep
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    FLUVIP acquires a 60% stake in Spark Media, a leading influencer marketing company in Brazil
  • Jul
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    Audio.Ad launches Interactive Audio Ads with Xapp Media
  • Jun
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    Adsmovil partners with Moat to measure viewability
  • Jun
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    FLUVIP launches operations in Argentina
  • May
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    Audio.Ad enters the US Hispanic market
  • Apr
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    Audio.Ad signs exclusive ad sales representation agreement with Triton Digital, one of the leading audio streaming providers and operators of A2X, an audio ad exchange
  • 2015
  • Nov
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    Cisneros Interactive invests in FLUVIP, Latin America’s leading influencer marketing company. Its 2.5M investment in the company will enable FLUVIP to consolidate its presence in Latin America and launch in the US Hispanic and Brazil markets.
  • Oct
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    Cisneros Media Distribution Launches MOBIUS.LAB Productions, a Content Development Platform Empowered by Getty Images Latin America
  • Oct
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    RedMas launches Story.Ad, a native ad platform. Federico Pedemonte, based in RedMas’ Buenos Aires office becomes the General Manager.
  • Oct
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    Audio.Ad,launches in Brazil, hiring Bruno Ruffo as Country Manager, quickly followed by Bruno Sato as Sales Director.
  • Jul
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    “Cisneros Real Estate filed for annexation of land to develop a Four Seasons in Aspen, Colorado”
  • May
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    Cisneros Media signs an agreement with United Nations Population Fund to contribute to the prevention of teen pregnancy through awareness campaigns.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros Interactive and Tail Target, the leading Data Management Platform in Brazil, launch a new JV to address the Spanish-speaking markets in Latin America and the United States. The first office to open is in Mexico City, and is headed by veteran digital ad executive, Federico Adlercreutz.
  • Jan
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    Cisneros Interactive exits its investment in Mobly after Mobly doubled its revenue since the investment.
  • 2014
  • Dec
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    After significantly growing the business in the United States, Cisneros Interactive sells its share in the Joint Venture back to Open English.
  • Nov
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    RedMas launches Audio.Ad, the first audio advertising network in Latin America and the US Hispanic market, to capitalize on the increasing use of audio streaming in the region. Gonzalo Alonso, based in Buenos Aires, becomes the General Manager.
  • Oct
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    Fundación Cisneros partners with Tu clase, tu país to develop a new platform and relaunch its teacher training program in Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
  • Sep
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    Cisneros Interactive invests in Coyote Media House, a leading production company specializing in creating short form digital video for brands. It’s a strategic investment intended to offer Cisneros Interactive’s clients Branded Entertainment and Content Marketing solutions.
  • Apr
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    Cisneros Media launches Cisneros Media Distribution, a global distributor of entertainment content.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros Interactive and Demand Media forge advertising partnership for the exclusive representation for the branded digital advertising solutions available on eHow en Español, in key countries in Latin America.
  • Jan
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    Cisneros Media Re-Brands its Miami Based Productions Facilities under the name of Cisneros Studios.
  • 2013
  • Nov
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    Cisneros Media signs a memorandum of understanding with UN Women to contribute to gender equality and the empowerment of women through content production.
  • Sep
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    Patrick Freeman is appointed president of Cisneros Real Estate.
  • Jul
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    Gabriela Isler, Miss Venezuela 2012, wins the Miss Universe 2013 title.
  • Jul
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    “Cisneros Real Estate signs a Letter of Intent with Four Seasons for Tropicalia”
  • Jul
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    Fundacion Tropicalia launches its first gender program, I’m a Girl, I’m Important, a camp where girls aged 9 to 12 learn about self-esteem, safety, and career and personal development.
  • Jun
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    Cisneros Interactive invests in Mobly, Brazil’s leading home furnishing web store and part of Rocket Internet’s corporate portfolio.
  • May
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    Adsmovil, announced a strategic partnership with Millennial Media, the leading independent mobile advertising and data platform to commercialize its advertising solutions in Latin America.
  • Apr
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    Gustavo Cisneros, Chairman of Cisneros, appoints Adriana Cisneros CEO of the Group.
  • Mar
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    Cisneros establishes three business divisions: Media Cisneros, Cisneros Cisneros Interactive and Cisneros Real Estate.
  • Mar
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    Fundación Tropicalia and the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank agree to execute a project that supports the inclusion of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the sustainable tourism supply chain.
  • Feb
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    Jonathan Blum is designated President of Cisneros Media.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros Interactive and Open English create a new JV to launch Open English in the United States, targeting US Hispanics and Puerto Rico.
  • Jan
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    Victor Kong is designated President of Cisneros Interactive.
  • 2012
  • Sep
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    RedMas becomes Yahoo!’s exclusive advertising representative in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador and Dominican Republic.
  • Jul
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    Cisneros Interactive acquires Kontextua -now RedMas-, a leading online advertising network focusing on display, in-text, and in-image ad formats serving all of Latin America and Spain.
  • Jun
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    Redmas merges with Adsmovil, the leading mobile advertising network in Latin America. Latcel merges with Adsmovil, another mobile ad network company based in Bogota, to create the leading mobile advertising network in the US Hispanic market and Latin America. Alberto Pardo, founder of Adsmovil, becomes CEO of the merged company and the new company is named Adsmovil.
  • Jun
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    VMAS TV pay-TV channel starts broadcasting in Colombia.
  • Jun
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    Fundación Tropicalia and United States Agency for International Development agree to execute a project that supports agricultural diversification and food security initiatives in Miches, Dominican Republic.
  • Jun
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    Fundación Cisneros signs agreement with UNICEF to contribute to peace education and adolescent development in Venezuela through sports and art.
  • May
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    Venevision International signs a deal with Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co. to co-produce a telenovela in China.
  • Apr
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    Cisneros and China’s CCTV sign an agreement at NATPE to exchange documentaries with one another.
  • Jan
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    Venevision Productions' dramatic series, “Eva Luna,” becomes the highest-rated soap opera (telenovela) in the United States for Spanish-speaking audiences.
  • 2011
  • Apr
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    Cisneros Interactive is formed to oversee all digital businesses for the Cisneros Group, including Latcel, which is transformed from a mobile content provider to a mobile advertising network targeting the US Hispanic market. Victor Kong is named Chief Digital Officer and heads this division.
  • Mar
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    Ivian Sarcos, Miss Venezuela 2010, is crowned Miss World 2011 in London.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros launches RedMas, an advertising network and mobile ad studio targeting the Hispanic market. “Red” is the Spanish word for network and “Mas” is the acronym for mobile advertising studio.
  • Jan
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    Venevision, the leading producer of TV content for Spanish-speaking audiences in Latin America and worldwide, and the first private TV station in Venezuela, celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • 2010
  • Jun
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    Fundación Tropicalia and Fundación Cisneros sign an agreement with the Ministry of Education to improve the quality of education in Dominican Republic.
  • Feb
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    Los Leones del Caracas, owned by Cisneros, wins the 2009-2010 Venezuelan Professional Baseball League championship.
  • Jan
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    Venevision Plus Dominicana begins broadcasting in the Dominican Republic.
  • 2009
  • Jul
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    The Cisneros Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Unit is established to develop strategies, secure partnerships and oversee the implementation of CSR initiatives.
  • Apr
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    Fundación Cisneros, Wind Telecom and the Ministry of Education join efforts to make cl@se available to schools in the Dominican Republic.
  • Mar
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    Venevision International launches its entertainment portal, Novulu.
  • Feb
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    Stefania Fernandez, Miss Venezuela 2008, wins Miss Universe 2009, making Venezuela the first country to win two consecutive titles, as Dayana Mendoza also won Miss Universe in 2008.
  • Jan
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    Gustavo Cisneros announces the launch of Tropicalia, an environmentally and socially responsible tourism development in the Dominican Republic. Tropicalia is destined to become one of the most exclusive luxury travel destinations in the Caribbean.
  • 2008
  • Nov
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    Cisneros Television Group and ILCE reach agreement for cl@se’s distribution to 30,000 schools in Mexico.
  • Aug
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    Fundación Tropicalia is established to develop and implement community programs in Miches, Dominican Republic in four areas: education, environment, productivity and culture/wellbeing.
  • Apr
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    Cisneros and China Central Television (CCTV) sign an agreement to distribute programming from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • Mar
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    Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela 2007, wins the Miss Universe 2008 title.
  • Feb
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    Cl@se, Cisneros educational channel, signs an agreement with the Ministry of Education of Costa Rica and Cable Tica to distribute educational content via TV.
  • Jan
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    Fundación Cisneros and Barrick Gold Corporation announce a collaborative agreement to improve education in Latin America by expanding the reach of the AME (Actualización de Maestros en Education) program.
  • 2007
  • Apr
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    Venemobile is created to produce and distribute mobile games and applications based on Cisneros's television programs, film clips, images, sound, and music, for the U.S. Hispanic market.
  • Mar
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    Venevision Plus, a Spanish-language pay-TV channel, begins a 24/7 worldwide broadcast of the best programing from Latin America and the United States, as well as films from renowned movie studios.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros and partners, Jerry Perenchio and Emilio Azcarraga Jean, sell their U.S. Spanish-language TV network, Univision, to a private equity consortium for $13.7 billion.
  • Jan
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    Cl@se, Cisneros educational channel, signs an agreement with Peru's Ministry of Education, providing teachers and children throughout Peru with free access to educational TV.
  • 2006
  • Mar
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    Siente Music was created, a joint venture between Venevision International and Universal Music Latino, the award-winning Latin music division of Universal Music Group.
  • Feb
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    Cl@se, the first education television channel in Latin America, signs an agreement with Mexico’s Latin American Institute for Educational Communication to promote and develop educational television in Latin America.
  • Jan
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    Launch of Movida, the first mobile virtual network operator specifically targeting the more than 40 million Hispanics living in the United States.
  • Jan
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    Venevision International launches VeneMovies, the first full-featured Spanish-language film channel in the U.S.
  • 2004
  • Feb
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    Founding of Venevision Studios, a 115,000-sq. ft. fully equipped state-of-the-art production facility in Miami. These studios were created to serve television producers whose programming caters to U.S. Hispanic and Latin American audiences, create 1,500 hours of programming each year.
  • Jan
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    Latcel, a joint venture between Venevision International and WAU Móvil, is created to provide wireless content services targeting the U.S. Hispanic market.
  • 2003
  • Jan
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    Venevision International launches VeneMusic, an international music label promoting popular Latin music genres.
  • 2002
  • Feb
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    Univision announces acquisition of Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, the largest Spanish-language radio broadcasting company in the U.S., and launches Univision Radio.
  • Jan
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    Cisneros acquires 20% stake in Backus and Johnston, the largest brewery in Peru and the sixth largest brewery in Latin America.
  • 2001
  • Mar
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    Cisneros acquires Los Leones del Caracas, one of the most successful baseball franchises in Venezuela.
  • Feb
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    Claxson Interactive Group Inc., a multimedia provider of branded entertainment content to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking audiences worldwide, is created via a merger of Cisneros Television, Ibero-American Media Partners, and El Sitio.
  • Jan
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    Venevision International Theater produces Spanish-language plays in Miami and distributes in other markets such as New York, Fort Lauderdale, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 2000
  • Feb
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    Launch of Venevision Continental, a pay-television network targeting the Spanish-speaking population around the world.
  • Jan
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    Establishment of Eccelera Holdings, a Brazilian-based investment company that capitalizes on opportunities in telecommunications, media, and technology.
  • 1998
  • Oct
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    Fundación Cisneros launches Actualización de Maestros en Educación (AME), the first professional development program for teachers in Latin America via satellite television and internet.
  • Apr
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    Launch of a joint venture with America Online, Inc. to bring AOL’s popular Internet service to Latin American consumers.
  • Mar
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    MuchMusic Argentina, the leading music television channel in Argentina and the Southern Cone, joins Cisneros Television.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros Television forms a strategic alliance with Playboy Enterprises, Inc. to create Playboy TV International.
  • Jan
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    Ibero-American Radio Chile is formed to acquire, consolidate, and operate the leading radio stations in Chile.
  • 1997
  • Mar
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    Cisneros Television acquires Imagen Satelital, a group of leading pay-television channels in Argentina.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros and Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Inc. team up to create Ibero-American Media Partners, an investment fund to develop and acquire media properties.
  • Jan
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    Cisneros acquires Caracol, a leading broadcast television network and leading producer of television content in Colombia.
  • 1996
  • Feb
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    Cisneros Television is formed to create pay-television channels for international distribution.
  • Jan
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    Launch of Cl@se, the first educational television channel across Latin America.
  • 1995
  • Jan
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    Cisneros and Hughes Electronics Corporation launch DIRECTV Latin America, the first all-digital direct-to-home satellite television service in Latin America.
  • 1994
  • Jan
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    Cisneros acquires Caribbean Communications Network Ltd., a leading communications and media company based in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • 1993
  • Feb
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    Cisneros acquires Pueblo Xtra International, a supermarket chain with 52 stores in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and South Florida.
  • Jan
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    Launch of Americatel, a digital communication trunk service in Venezuela.
  • 1992
  • Mar
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    Cisneros acquires Chilevision, a leading private television network in Chile.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros acquires Cervecería Regional, the second-largest brewery and beer distributor in Venezuela.
  • Jan
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    Jerry Perenchio, Emilio Azcarraga Jean, and Gustavo Cisneros launch Univision, the first Spanish-language media company in the United States.
  • 1988
  • Mar
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    Cisneros creates a mining development division to begin work on Venezuela’s primary aluminum smelting plant, Aluyana, C.A.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros acquires Videomovil Color, C.A., an audiovisual production company.
  • Jan
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    Launch of Paternoster Square in London, a large-scale office and retail complex development managed in partnership with Park Tower Realty, Greycoat and Mitsubishi Estates.
  • 1986
  • Feb
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    The Minalba and San Bernardo mineral water brands are added to Cisneros portfolio of consumer products.
  • Jan
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    Cisneros acquires Yukery Venezolana de Alimentos, a leading producer and distributor of fruit juices, ketchup, chocolate, baby food, and pasteurized milk.
  • 1985
  • Jan
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    Cisneros acquires Cinemakit, a Venezuelan video and film production company.
  • 1984
  • Apr
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    Cisneros obtains exclusive rights to represent Apple Computer products in Venezuela.
  • Mar
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    Cisneros acquires Galerías Preciados, Spain’s largest department store chain.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros acquires Evenflo, a worldwide leader in the development of innovative infant equipment, baby care, and children’s products.
  • Jan
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    Cisneros acquires Spalding, one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most well-known sporting goods companies.
  • 1983
  • Mar
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    Cisneros obtains exclusive distribution rights in Venezuela for Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • Feb
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    Sears Roebuck department stores in Venezuela are renamed Maxy’s, the country’s largest retail chain store, owned by Cisneros.
  • Jan
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    Cisneros acquires franchise rights of Pizza Hut in Venezuela from Pepsico Food Services International.
  • 1982
  • May
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    Proyectos Pet, C.A. becomes the principal bottle supplier for Hit and Pepsi-Cola beverages.
  • Apr
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    Televisión Latina begins distribution of Venevision’s productions to the U.S. Hispanic market.
  • Mar
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    Cisneros obtains the license for the French’s and Cherry Blossom brands.
  • Feb
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    Cisneros acquires All-American Bottling, one the largest soft-drink bottling companies in the United States.
  • Jan
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    Commerce Union Bank joins Cisneros.
  • 1981
  • Jan
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    Cisneros acquires the rights to the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant, one of the world's most popular beauty events.
  • 1980
  • Mar
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    Cisneros obtains exclusive rights to operate Burger King chains in Venezuela.
  • Feb
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    The Rodven Group of Companies is formed to manufacture records, audio cassettes and video cassettes.
  • Jan
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    Cisneros opens Latin America's largest consumer products warehouse and distribution center, located in Cagua, Venezuela.
  • 1976
  • Jan
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    Laboratorios Fisa begin production and distribution of beauty products, including the Helene Curtis brand.
  • 1975
  • Jan
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    Cisneros acquires CADA Automercado, Venezuela’s first supermarket chain, establishing 93 supermarkets throughout the country.
  • 1974
  • Feb
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    Radiovision begins operations as Venezuela’s first national radio network.
  • Jan
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    O’Caña Distributors, an imported liquor distribution company, begins operations.
  • 1970
  • Apr
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    Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo Cisneros establish Fundación Cisneros, a private nonprofit organization devoted to improving education throughout Latin American and fostering global awareness of the region’s contributions to world culture.
  • Mar
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    Gustavo Cisneros becomes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cisneros.
  • Feb
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    Ricardo Cisneros becomes Chief Operating Officer of Cisneros.
  • Jan
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    Establishment of Gaveplast, a leading South American producer of plastic crates and cases, specializing in retail cases for the beer and carbonated soft drink industries.
  • 1968
  • Jan
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    The Diego Cisneros Foundation is created to support democratic values, stimulate growth in the private sector, and promote free market values.
  • 1961
  • Feb
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    Diego Cisneros launches Venevision, which soon becomes the most popular private television channel in Venezuela.
  • Jan
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    Venevision launches its first television broadcast. Today, Venevision is the largest South American Spanish TV-content producer and one of the largest content producers in the world. Venevision ranks among the three largest producers of soap operas and Latin American drama series worldwide.
  • 1953
  • Jan
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    Cisneros develops its first corporate strategic plan integrating the firm’s commercial and industrial activities.
  • 1952
  • Jan
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    Helados Club Ice Cream Company, later known as Helados Tío Rico, S.A., is established.
  • 1947
  • Jan
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    D. Cisneros & Cia obtains the right to represent Studebaker automobiles in Venezuela.
  • 1944
  • Jan
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    D. Cisneros & Cia. opens Liquid Carbonic to produce carbon dioxide and related products.
  • 1940
  • Jan
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    D. Cisneros & Cia obtains the exclusive right to market and sell Pepsi-Cola products in Venezuela.
  • 1939
  • Jan
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    D. Cisneros & Cia. acquires the franchise rights to the Norge & Hamilton brands and REO Trucks.
  • 1929
  • Jan
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    Diego Cisneros establishes D. Cisneros & Cia, a small material-transport business.