Using colloquial language, Salinas Pliego asked Citi to say how much he wants for his ‘changarro’ and offered to have it open from 9 to 9 every day of the year.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego, one of the richest men in Mexico, will seek to buy Banamex after Citi announced that it will seek to divest itself of commercial banking in Mexico to focus on institutional banking only.
The owner of businesses such as TV Azteca, the Elektra and Banco Azteca stores indicated through his social networks that he instructed his team to analyze the convenience of buying Banamex.
Even, with colloquial language, he asked Citi to say how much he wants for his “changarro” and offered to have the bank open from 9 in the morning to 9 at night, 365 days a year.
In addition, he began to respond with memes to messages of support from Internet users.
Mexicans and their good humor in the face of statements by the businessman for buying ‘el changarrito’
This is not the first time that Salinas Pliego will seek to buy Banamex. In 2015, Forbes Mexico published that according to sources from Grupo Salinas, the Mexican businessman signed Alejandro Valenzuela del Río, who was the CEO of Banorte, in order to prepare, together with Luis Niño de Rivera, from Banco Azteca, an offer to purchase for Citigroup.
The leader of Grupo Salinas was located in 2021 in third place from Forbes Mexico‘s list of the richest people in Mexico, with an estimated fortune of 12.52 billion dollars.
This Tuesday, Citi announced that it will seek to divest itself of its consumer and corporate banking businesses in Mexico, for which it will put them up for sale under the Banamex brand, an operation that will include its branches, Afore, insurance company, debit and credit card business. .