Grupo Empresarial Antioqueño

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The Grupo Empresarial Antioqueño (GEA, Business Group of Antioquia) also known as Sindicato Antioqueño, is a Colombian conglomerate composed by around 125 companies,[1] most of them based in Antioquia Department.

Though, legally speaking, such an entity does not exist, it is commonly regarded as the first Colombian keiretsu.[2][3] It is "controlled" by four main companies: Bancolombia (banking), Inversiones Argos (cement), Suramericana de Inversiones or Inversura (insurance), and Grupo Nacional de Chocolates (packaged food). The group, through these companies, has 10,000 shareholders.[1] GEA's 2007 income amounts to 5.5% of Colombia's gross domestic product.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "El mítico GEA" (in Spanish). Revista Semana. 2007-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Formación Virtual - Suramericana" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2008-12-23. [dead link]
  3. ^ Franco Restrepo, Vilma Liliana (2006). Capítulo 4. Separación de dominios y configuración de la coalición política dominante (Poder regional y proyecto hegemónico. El caso de la ciudad metropolitana de Medellín y su entorno regional 1970-2000). Medellín: Instituto Popular de Capacitación. ISBN 958-97830-3-1. .
  4. ^ Gutiérrez, Luis Fernando (2008-05-25). "Salir de las fronteras" (in Spanish). El Espectador. 
  5. ^ (Spanish) Cardona Martínez, Uriel. "Grupo Chocolates Compro a Good Foods en Peru". Retrieved 21 December 2010