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Meet the Mexican Dealmaker in Shanghai Behind Trump’s SPAC Deal

Oct. 24, 2021, 2:05 PM

A Mexican dealmaker in China was one of the key architects behind former President Donald Trump’s deal with a special purpose acquisition company.

Shanghai-based ARC Group Ltd. was an adviser to Trump’s merger partner Digital World Acquisition Corp. and was tasked with building the SPAC’s deal pipeline, according to its listing prospectus. The boutique is led by Mexican founder Abraham Cinta, who’s lived in the Chinese financial center for over eight years.

Cinta has helped over a dozen companies list in the U.S., and has been involved in more than $2 billion of deals, according to an undated ...