SalvadorGallo

Associate

Mexico City + 52.55.3000.4032

Salvador Gallo focuses primarily on downstream oil & gas projects, from the development of petroleum products storage terminals and pipelines to retail gasoline supply and license agreements. His dual legal qualification and education has been key for successfully closing cross-border transactions between Mexican and international companies.

Salvador's practice also encompasses energy and non-energy-related M&A transactions, project finance, and commercial lending, representing private equity funds, Mexican and international banks, and private companies.

More recently, Salvador has effectively closed transactions with and for international major oil & gas traders, refiners, branders, and Mexican gasoline retail stations consortia, advising infrastructure service providers, refiners and traders, developers, and infrastructure users.

Experience

  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • Merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit provide secured credit facility to Win SystemsJones Day represented a merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit Corp. in connection with a secured credit facility provided to Win Systems, an international developer of gaming machines software and manufacturer of gaming machines.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs provides credit facility to CredijustoJones Day represented Goldman Sachs in connection with a credit facility provided to Credijusto, a Mexican financial technology firm.
  • GE sells assets related to its Small Industrial Motors Business to Wolong Electric GroupJones Day advised General Electric Company in the sale of the small industrial motors business of its Power Conversion division to Wolong Electric Group Co., Ltd.
  • 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.
  • Auria Solutions obtains $350 million credit facilityJones Day advised Auria Solutions USA Inc., a supplier of soft trim and acoustical products for the automotive industry, in connection with a $350 million facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent. The new credit facility consisted of a $100 million term loan, a $150 million revolving credit facility, and a $100 million delayed draw term loan, and was made in connection with long-time client International Automotive Components Group North America LLC's spin-off of its soft-trim business into a joint venture with Shanghai Shenda Co., Ltd.
  • Ironbridge Equity Partners acquires A V Gauge & FixtureJones Day represented Ironbridge Equity Partners Management Limited in connection with its acquisition of A V Gauge & Fixture Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialized gauging and check fixture equipment for the automotive industry.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • BBVA Bancomer, BBVA Securities, and Credit Suisse provide $1.55 billion bridge loan to GMéxico TransportesJones Day represented BBVA Bancomer, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer, as administrative agent; BBVA Securities Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as joint lead arrangers, in connection with a $1.55 billion NY law-governed unsecured Bridge Loan Agreement provided to GMéxico Transportes, S.A. de C.V., the largest railroad company in Mexico, and Ferrosur, S.A. de C.V.
  • Vehículos Líquidos Financieros receives investment by OikocreditJones Day represented Vehículos Líquidos Financieros, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N., a Mexico-based wholesale lender, in connection with the €2.7 million (US$3.2 million) equity investment by Oikocredit, a worldwide cooperative and social investor.
  • INVEX Infraestructura acquires Trafigura Mexico Holding B.V.Jones Day is advising INVEX Infraestructura 4, S.A.P.I. de C.V. in the acquisition of 100 percent of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Trafigura Mexico Holding B.V., which in turn owns 99.99 percent of the issued and outstanding capital stock of PPM Energy, S.A.P.I. de C.V.
  • INVEX Infraestructura 4 purchases port terminal in Tuxpan, VeracruzJones Day advised INVEX Infraestructura 4, S.A.P.I. de C.V. and one of the largest midstream service companies in Mexico in the purchase of the entire stock of Compañía Terminal de Tuxpan, S.A. de C.V. ("CTT"), holder of a Partial Assignment and Assumption Agreement (Contrato de Cesión Parcial de Derechos y Obligaciones) executed with the Administración Portuaria Integral de Tuxpan, S.A. de C.V. in connection to a port terminal at the Port of Tuxpan, Veracruz.
  • Crédito Real issues $625 million of 7.250% Senior Notes in Rule 144A offering and completes concurrent tender offer for 7.500% Senior NotesJones Day advised Crédito Real, S.A.B. de C.V. Sofom, E.R., one of the principal payroll lending, durable goods financing, and microcredit finance companies in Mexico, in connection with the issuance of $625 million of 7.250% Senior Notes due 2023 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and concurrent cash tender offer for any and all of its US$425 million of 7.500% Senior Notes due 2019.
  • Syndicate of lenders provide $607 million financing to subsidiary of First Reserve to acquire Pemex assetsJones Day advised Banco Santander (Mexico) S.A.; Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Publicos, S.N.C. (Banobras); Banco Nacional de Mexico S.A., integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex (Banamex); Natixis, New York Branch; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; and Intesa Sanpaolo S.P.A., New York Branch, as co-lead arrangers, in connection with the $607 million debt financing provided to a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Reserve to acquire from Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) an ultra-low sulfur gasoline facility located at the refinery Francisco I. Madero in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas Mexico (GUBA).
  • Spectra Energy wins bid to develop natural gas header and pipeline from Nueces County to Brownsville, TexasJones Day represented Spectra Energy Corp. regarding Mexican law issues in connection with the Nueces-Brownsville Project auctioned by Comisión Federal de Electricidad ("CFE"), the Mexican utility company.
  • Jennmar enters into acquisitions and divestitures agreement with DYWIDAG Systems InternationalJones Day advised Jennmar in its agreements to conduct a series of international acquisitions and divestitures with DYWIDAG Systems International ("DSI").
  • Jefferies and BCP Securities restructure debt of Cobre del MayoJones Day advised Jefferies LLC and BCP Securities, LLC, as exchange and solicitation agents, in the restructuring of the debt of Cobre del Mayo, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican copper mining company.
  • Mexican midstream service company negotiates joint venture with Texas midstream service company to form joint venture for cross border pipeline between Mexico and TexasJones Day advised one of the largest midstream service companies in Mexico in the formation of a joint venture with one of the largest midstream service companies in Texas for the development, construction, and financing of a cross border pipeline extending from Corpus Christi, Texas to Laredo, Mexico.
  • Midstream service company constructs pipeline from Tuxpan, Veracruz to Tula, HidalgoJones Day is advising one of the largest midstream service companies in Mexico in the incorporation of a SPV for the construction, operation, and maintenance of certain pipeline for the shipping of unleaded gasoline, petroleum distillates, and liquefied petroleum gas and any other similar oil derivatives from Tuxpan, Veracruz to Tula, Hidalgo.
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