Gonzalez Calvillo – award winning transactions and a place in the Latin Lawyer "Elite"

Gonzalez Calvillo has been included in the 2018 list of Latin Lawyer Elite firms.

Latin Lawyer created the Latin Lawyer Elite, a group of leading Latin American law firms “that do not merely excel in the work they do and the service they provide clients, but whose leaders also give care and attention to creating a strong institutional law firm. These firms are performing the cutting-edge legal work in their countries today, and building a law firm for tomorrow.” Latin Lawyer.

Firm partner Cristina Massa, attended an Elite Leadership meeting at São Paulo, gathering with other elite firms of the region and discussing subjects such as leadership, firm management, culture, diversity, among other topics.

As disclosed from a report issued by Latin Lawyer, regarding M&A and capital markets activity in 2017, Gonzalez Calvillo ranked second place in terms of transaction value next to other Mexican leading firms.

Among the award-winning transactions, as revealed by Latin Finance, the firm has been notified that the following transactions have won in the Project & Infrastructure Awards 2018 as Best Power Financing Deal and Best Infrastructure Financing in Mexico, respectively.

  • Macquarie Capital and Techint, as sponsors, in the highly complex US$1.2b acquisition, development and project financing of the landmark 907MW Norte III power plant in Mexico, which will generate power for the Federal Electricity Commission pursuant to a 25-year PPA. This transaction was named LATAM Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance International (Thomson Reuters); Latin American Power & Overall Deal of the Year by IJ Global (Euromoney), and Project Finance Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer. As revealed by Latin Finance, this deal has also won Best Power Financing Deal by Latin Finance for its Project & Infrastructure Awards 2018.

  • Citigroup, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, BNP Paribas, JPMorgan Chase, and The Bank of Nova Scotia, acting as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners in a simultaneous syndicated credit facility and a Rule 144A / Reg. S bond offering to allow private equity fund Actis to successfully complete its acquisition of global power-generation company InterGen’s business interests in Mexico, including the purchase of 2,200 MWs in operation with six combined-cycle power generation projects, a 155 MW wind project with partner IEnova, a 65-kilometer natural-gas pipeline, and 3 natural gas-compression stations, for an enterprise value of US$1.256b. This is the first time that a project acquisition in Mexico of this size is executed with the use of bond proceeds. This deal won Best Infrastructure Financing in Mexico by the Project & Infrastructure Latin Finance Awards 2018.

Originally published on 4 October 2018 by  Gonzalez Calvillo.


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