MauricioCastilla

Partner

Mexico City + 52.55.3000.4014

For more than 20 years, Mauricio Castilla has focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions with emphasis on corporate governance, joint ventures and strategic alliances, capital raising, and securities transactions.

He represents both public and private companies in different industries, including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and financial. He also advises private equity funds in their investments and divestitures in M&A transactions. Mauricio counsels clients in credit financing, structuring, contract negotiation, financing, and post-financing negotiations. He also advises clients on corporate governance and fiduciary matters. Mauricio recently represented Mizuho Bank in the incorporation of its Mexican bank subsidiary and he also recently represented a group of investors in the creation of a new private equity fund and their initial investments.

Mauricio participates on the boards of directors of several companies including Mizuho Bank and Grupo Calidata. He also participates on the Corporate Governance Committee of Nacional Monte de Piedad, one of the oldest financial institutions in Mexico. He maintains a pro bono practice and is a member of the Mexican Bar Association.

Experience

  • Furukawa Electric and Superior Essex global joint venture finalizedJones Day advised Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. in its finalization of a global joint venture with Superior Essex Inc.
  • Alta Growth Capital Mexico Fund sells stakes in three hospitalsJones Day represented Alta Growth Capital Mexico Fund, L.P. in the MXN$150 million sale of 50% of its participation in three hospitals, Hospital Amerimed Cancún, S.A. de C.V., Hospital Amerimed Playa del Carmen, S.A. de C.V., and Hospital Amerimed Cozumel Isla, located in the south of Mexico, to RAG Capital Partners, S.A.P.I. de C.V.
  • Lanxess sold Cuautitlán industrial site to Mexican real estate developers for MXN$48 millionJones Day advised Lanxess Corporation in the MXN$48 million sale of Cuautitlán industrial site owned by subsidiary Chemtura Corporation Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. to a group of Mexican real estate developers.
  • Fundación Dibujando un Mañana brings lawsuit to terminate free use loan agreement with DaunisJones Day represents the Fundación Dibujando un Mañana, A.C. in a civil lawsuit to terminate a free use loan agreement with Daunis Gente Excepcional, I.A.P. and regain possession of borrowed property, as well as the payment for water consumption rights and property tax.
  • Alta Growth Capital and Abraaj Mexico Advisers acquire majority stock of DocuformasJones Day advised Alta Growth Capital and Abraaj Mexico Advisers, S.A. de C.V. in connection with the acquisition of the majority of the stock of Docuformas, S.A.P.I. de C.V., that induced a subsequent increase of capital by Abraaj.
  • Selmec Equipos Industriales acquired by Generac HoldingsJones Day advised Enesa, S.A. de C.V. in its sale of 100 percent of the shares of Selmec Equipos Industriales, S.A. de C.V., a manufacturer and designer of power plants of up to 2,750 kW, to Generac Holdings Inc. through its subsidiary in Mexico Ottomotres S.A. de C.V.
  • Banco Santander provides US$250 million loan to GMéxico TransportesJones Day represented Banco Santander (México), S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander México (“Santander”) in connection with a Loan Agreement for the amount of US$250 million, entered between Santander as lender and GMéxico Transportes, S.A. de C.V. ("GMexico Transportes"), as borrower and Ferrosur, S.A. de C.V., as joint obligor.
  • Banco del Bajío completes US$475.2 million global IPO on Mexican Stock ExchangeJones Day advised Banco del Bajío, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, in connection with US$475.2 million global initial public offering of its shares on the Mexican Stock Exchange.
  • Nestle conducts operations audit of Mexico facilitiesJones Day conducted an audit of seven Nestle Food & Beverage's operating plants in Mexico.
  • Analistas de Recursos Globales sold to DocuformasJones Day represented Analistas de Recursos Globales, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a transportation equipment leasing company, in connection with its sale by founder and chief executive Juan Garibay, Mexican firm Alta Growth Capital, and investor Abraaj Group, to Docuformas SAPI de CV, a Mexican franchisee of Canadian financial leasing company Liquid Capital.
  • Alta Growth Capital Mexico Fund acquires stake in Pequeño CaesermexJones Day represented Alta Growth Capital Mexico Fund, L.P. in connection with its acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Pequeño Caesermex, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a franchisee of Little Caesars, a pizza chain.
  • Ventura Capital Privado acquires controlling interest in Maxcom TelecomunicacionesJones Day advised Ventura Capital Privado, S.A. de C.V. in connection with the acquisition of a controlling interest in Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V ("Maxcom") through: public tender offers in Mexico and the U.S.; Maxcom's recapitalization in excess of US$45 million; and the exchange of Maxcom's US$200 million Senior Notes in the context of a prepack Chapter 11 process.
  • Productos Medix shareholders advised in sale of 34% of capital stock to WAMEX Private EquityJones Day advised Dialicels, S.A. de C.V. as shareholders of Productos Medix, S.A. de C.V., a pharmaceutical company that develops medicines and treatments for patients with overweight and obesity conditions, in connection with the sale of 34% of the capital stock of Productos Medix, S.A. de C.V. to WAMEX Private Equity.
  • Banorte completes $1.73 billion acquisition of Afore Bancomer creating largest retirement pension fund in MexicoJones Day advised Banco Mercantil del Norte, S.A. Institucion de Banca Multiple in the acquisition of Afore Bancomer, S.A. de C.V. for US$1.73 billion.
  • Alta Growth Capital Mexico Fund acquires majority of Operadora Central de EstacionamientosJones Day advised Alta Growth Capital Mexico Fund, L.P. in connection with its acquisition of 80% of Operadora Central de Estacionamientos, S.A. de C.V., an operator and manager of parking places in Mexico.
  • Bayer CropScience acquires biological pest management company AgraQuest for $425 million (€340 million)Jones Day advised Bayer CropScience in its acquisition of AgraQuest, Inc. and its Mexican subsidiary, AgraQuest de Mexico S.A. de C.V. for $425 million (€340 million) plus milestone payments.
  • Banco Mercantil del Norte merges Banorte Generali, S.A. de C.V. Afore with Afore XXIJones Day advised Banco Mercantil del Norte SA (Banorte) in the merger of Banorte Generali, S.A. de C.V. Afore into Afore XXI, creating one of the largest pension fund managers in Mexico.
  • PolyOne acquires ColorMatrix Group for $486 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in its acquisition of ColorMatrix Group, Inc., the leading global innovator in liquid colorants, additives and fluoropolymers, for $486 million.
  • Banorte acquires stake in Banorte Generali, S.A. de C.V. AforeJones Day advised Banco Mercantil del Norte SA (Banorte) in its $1.2 billion acquisition of 50% of the capital stock of Banorte Generali, S.A. de C.V. Afore from Generali.
  • Banorte acquires Mexican pension fund stakeJones Day advised Banco Mercantil del Norte SA (Banorte) in its $1.2 billion acquisition of 50% of the capital stock of Afore XXI from Prudential Financial Inc.
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