MauricioCastilla

Partner

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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

Alta Growth Capital and Abraaj Mexico Advisers acquire majority stock of Docuformas
Jones 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 Holdings
Jones 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 Transportes
Jones 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 Exchange
Jones 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 facilities
Jones Day conducted an audit of seven Nestle Food & Beverage's operating plants in Mexico.

Analistas de Recursos Globales sold to Docuformas
Jones 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 Caesermex
Jones 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 Telecomunicaciones
Jones 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 Equity
Jones 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 Mexico
Jones 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 Estacionamientos
Jones 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 XXI
Jones 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 million
Jones 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. Afore
Jones 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 stake
Jones 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.

Major Mexican health product and services company acquires Casa Plarre
Jones Day advised a major Mexican health product and services company in its acquisition of Casa Plarre, S.A. de C.V.

Jones Day Mexico helps an organization dedicated to feeding low-income people
Jones Day Mexico has been working very closely with Un Kilo de Ayuda A.C. in a relationship started in 2003 by current Jones Day attorneys prior to joining the Firm.

Crédito Real signs loan agreement with BBVA Bancomer
Jones Day advised Crédito Real, S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R., one of the principal payroll lending, durable goods financing, and microcredit finance companies in Mexico, in connection with its MXN$250 million (US$21.6 million) loan provided by BBVA Bancomer.

Compartamos, S.A.B., completes its tender offer to acquire all shares of Banco Compartamos, S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple in exchange for its shares
Jones Day advised Compartamos, S.A.B. de C.V., in connection with its tender offer to acquire all of the shares of Banco Compartamos, S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple, a Mexican bank specializing in microfinance, which is the largest lender to microbusiness owners in Latin America, in exchange for shares issued by Compartamos, S.A.B., de C.V., conducted through the Mexican Stock Exchange and through a private placement for U.S. holders.

Additional Publications

  • December 2013Financial Reform in Mexico
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