JavierLópez Antón

Partner

Madrid + 34.91.520.3939

Javier López Antón has more than 25 years of experience and is considered one of the leading lawyers in Spain in the areas of banking, project, and acquisition finance. He has experience representing lenders, underwriters, and borrowers in leveraged, project, real estate, corporate, and asset-backed finance as well as pre-insolvency and other kinds of conventional and complex financing structures. Javier counsels financial institutions, project sponsors, and investors in the development, financing, acquisition, and disposition of infrastructure and renewable energy companies, telecom projects, hotels, and real estate. He has extensive experience working on cross-border transactions in Spain, Mexico, and throughout Latin America.

Javier's recent experience includes advising a syndicate of lenders in a financing transaction to Grupo Isolux Corsan S.A., a listed global Spanish construction and engineering company, in the restructuring of its nearly €2 billion in debt; representing Autopistas del Sol, S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Vía Infraestructuras, S.A., a Spanish leader in infrastructure concession management, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Autopistas del Sol of $300 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Notes, which is the first concurrent and international bond issuance in Costa Rica; and the representation of Portobello Capital in the acquisition financing of a group of several companies operating in the sanitary sector throughout Spain.

Javier has advised AEE Power; BBVA; Santander; Caixabank; Royal Bank of Scotland; Portobello Capital Gestión, SGEIC, S.A.; and Globalvía Inversiones, S.A.U.; among others.

Experience

  • TD Securities arranges $190 million acquisition financing for Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with a $190 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $140 million term loan and a $50 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Portobello Capital acquires BT España Compañía de Servicios Globales de Telecomunicaciones, S.A.U.Jones Day advised Portobello Capital Gestion SA SGEIC in the acquisition and related financing of the Spanish company BT España Compañía de Servicios Globales de Telecomunicaciones, S.A.U., whose primary activity is the provision of telecommunication services.
  • Spanish financial entity provides financing for 50 MW solar plant located in Andalucia, SpainJones Day provided advice to a Spanish financial entity in connection with the financing of a 50 MW solar plant located in Andalucia, Spain developed by a Spanish promoter.
  • Banco de Sabadell provides financing for construction and operation of two photovoltaic solar plants in BadajozJones Day provided legal advice to Banco de Sabadell, S.A. in connection with the structuring and implementation of the financing for the construction and entry into operation of two photovoltaic solar plants of 50 MW of nominal power each and its corresponding evacuation infrastructure located in Badajoz.
  • BBVA, Bankia, and Banco de Sabadell provide €163 million financing to IPA Capital for acquisition of Productos Alimenticios GalloJones Day represented a syndicate of financial entities in which Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Agentaria, S.A. (BBVA); Bankia, S.A.; and Banco de Sabadell, S.A., acted as mandated lead arrangers and underwriters.
  • 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.
  • Syndicate of banks partially finance acquisition of Frías Nutrición, S.A. by Alantra Private Equity FundJones Day advised a syndicate of banks on the partial financing of the acquisition price of Frías Nutrición, S.A. by Alantra Private Equity Fund. Frías Nutrición, S.A. is a producer and marketer of food products and vegetable beverages, broths, and creams.
  • Société Générale-led syndicate provides €680 million corporate debt financing in favor of Urbaser, S.A.U.Jones Day advised Société Générale, S.A., as agent, and a syndicate of lenders in connection with the novation of a €680 million (US$774.6 million) corporate debt financing granted in favor of Urbaser, S.A.U., a waste management company.
  • Banco Santander, Bankia, and Caixabank-led syndicate refinances Tranche A for €445.6 millionJones Day represented a syndicate of lenders including, among others, Banco Santander, S.A.; Bankia, S.A.; and Caixabank, S.A. in connection with a refinancing agreement with Grupo Isolux Corsán, S.A. and other companies of its group of the Tranche A provided by the syndicate of lenders under the refinancing agreement executed on December 16, 2016 for an amount of €445.6 million.
  • Spanish bank provides €586 million financing for acquisition of almost 56 percent shares of Itinere InfraestructurasJones Day advised a Spanish bank, as lender, in connection with the €586 million (US$672.7 million) financing of the acquisition price of almost fifty-six percent of the shares of Itinere Infraestructuras, S.A., a major Spanish infrastructure management company, provided to an SPV (Global Rail Sur, S.L.) owned by Globalvía Inversiones, S.A.U.
  • Spanish bank provides long term financing to Renewable Power VehicleJones Day represented a Spanish bank in connection with the long term financing provided to Renewable Power Vehicle, S.L. for the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of the group.
  • Alantra Private Equity acquires majority stake in Unión MartínJones Day represented Alantra Private Equity in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake of the Spanish company Unión Martín, S.L., whose primary activity is the production and distribution of sea products.
  • Syndicate of lenders provide long term financing to Vector Ronda Teleport for acquisition of VTC LicensesJones Day represented a syndicate of lenders in connection with the long term financing provided to Vector Ronda Teleport, S.L., a provider of transportation to travelers with a driver, for the acquisition of VTC Licenses (operative licenses of car lease with driver).
  • Bankia, Banco Santander, and Caixabank provide term loan to engineering and construction firmJones Day represented Bankia, S.A., Banco Santander, S.A. and Caixabank, S.A. in connection with a term loan provided to an engineering and construction firm.
  • Bankia, Banco Santander, and Caixabank provide term loan to construction services companyJones Day represented Bankia, S.A., Banco Santander, S.A., and Caixabank, S.A. in connection with a term loan provided to a construction services company.
  • CaixaBank refinances photovoltaic plants in Badajoz and SevilleJones Day advised CaixaBank S.A. in connection with the refinancing of a 1.64 MW photovoltaic plant located in Arce, Badajoz and of a 2.19 MW photovoltaic plant located in Glicinia, Seville.
  • Autopistas del Sol, S.A. completes $300 million Rule 144A and Reg S offering and concurrent public offering of $50.75 million of Senior Secured Notes in Costa RicaJones Day represented Autopistas del Sol, S.A. in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Autopistas del Sol of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 7.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2030.
  • Portobello Capital acquires Centauro Rent a Car and Nordic BusJones Day represented Portobello Capital Gestion SA SGEIC in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the Spanish companies Centauro Rent a Car, S.L. Unipersonal and Nordic Bus, S.L. Unipersonal, car hire and bus hire companies, respectively.
  • AEE Power finances solar power plant in Nigerian province of NasarawaJones Day advised AEE Power, S.A., an international EPC contractor and power developer specialized in the energy industry, in connection with the $70 million project financing for the development of a 50 MW solar power plant sponsored by Afrinergia Power Limited located in the Nigerian province of Nasarawa.
  • CaixaBank provides $24 million financing to Himoinsa Power Systems for acquisition of new premises in Olathe, KansasJones Day represented CaixaBank, S.A. in connection with its new secured credit facilities provided to Himoinsa Power Systems Inc. for the acquisition of new premises located in Olathe, Kansas.
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