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Federico Merino has more than 25 years of experience advising industrial and venture capital companies regarding national and cross-border M&A/takeovers, buyouts, and private equity transactions across a wide variety of sectors. He also advises on a broad range of joint ventures, restructurings, corporate law, and corporate governance issues. Federico heads the Firm's M&A and Private Equity practices in Spain.

Federico has advised many private equity firms such as Alantra, Charterhouse Capital Partners, Impala Capital Partners, Pamplona Capital Partners, Portobello Capital Gestión, The Riverside Company, and Vista Capital de Expansión in their investments. Other companies with which he has worked on substantial matters include industrial companies such as Algodones del Bages, Acturus Capital, Bulgari, EDF Fenice, Famosa, Laboratorios Indas, Lafarge, Longwood Elastomers, Mivisa Envases, Orange, Servicios Integrales de Sanidad, Standard Life Investments, and Solar Opportunities.

Federico serves on the board of directors of numerous Spanish companies.


  • Portobello sells 80 percent interest in Centauro to MutuaJones Day is advising Portobello Fondo III, FC de Regimen Simplificado in the sale of all of its shares in Sildoscain Spain, S.L., (Centauro), which represents 80 percent of the share capital, to the Spanish company Mutua Madrileña.
  • AURELIUS to sell Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day is advising AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • Newell Brands to sell The United States Playing Card Company to Cartamundi GroupJones Day is advising Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of The United States Playing Card Company ("USPC") to Cartamundi Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of playing cards and board games.
  • Reno De Medici acquires Barcelona Cartonboard S.A.U.Jones Day advised Reno De Medici S.p.A., an Italian-listed subsidiary of Cascades, Inc., in connection with the acquisition of 100 percent of Barcelona Cartonboard SAU, a Spanish company that is ranked seventh in Europe in the coated cartonboard sector, from the German private equity fund Quantum Capital Partners.
  • 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.
  • Entravision Communications acquires SmadexJones Day advised Entravision Communications Corporation in its acquisition of Smadex, a digital advertising technology company headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.
  • AURELIUS sells Getronics Group for €220 million (US$251.3 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the sale of its subsidiary Getronics to strategic investor Bottega Invest Co S.à.r.l. for €220 million (US$251.3 million) (enterprise value).
  • 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.
  • Nmás1 Dinamia completes sale of 73.14% of High Tech Hotels and ResortsJones Day represented Nmás1 Dinamia, S.A. in connection with the sale of 73.14% of High Tech Hotels and Resorts, S.A., an owner and operator of a chain of hotels.
  • Portobello Capital acquires Ramón SabaterJones Day represented Portobello Capital Gestion SA SGEIC in connection with the acquisition and related financing of 100% of the Spanish company Ramón Sabater, S.A., a manufacturer and distributor of spices.
  • L Capital Equity Advisors acquires minority stake of ActurusJones Day advised L Capital Equity Advisors, S.L. in connection with its acquisition of 49 percent of Acturus Capital, S.L., the holding company of El Ganso.
  • N+1 Private Equity sells Tamsi Spain, S.L.Jones Day advised N+1 Private Equity in the sale of Tamsi Spain, S.L.
  • Ferro acquires Nubiola for €149 million (US$165 million)Jones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its €149 million (US$165 million) acquisition of Barcelona-based Nubiola Pigmentos, a worldwide producer of specialty inorganic pigments and the world’s largest producer of Ultramarine Blue, a high-value pigment for plastics and construction industries due to its durability, unique color attributes, and its whitening capability.
  • Atlas Holdings launches Aludium with acquisition of Alcoa's rolling assets in Spain and FranceJones Day advised Atlas Holdings in the acquisition of three aluminum rolling mill facilities in Europe from Alcoa Inc. and the launching of Aludium, Atlas's newest operating company, with the acquisition of the rolling mills in Spain and France.
  • Vista Desarrollo sells Indas to Domtar for €400 million (US$540 million)Jones Day advised Vista Desarrollo, S.A., S.C.R. in the sale of Laboratorios Indas, S.A., a Spain-based manufacturer of hygienic-sanitary products, to Domtar Corporation for €400 million (US$540 million).
  • Riverside acquires NJoyJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of NJoy Baby S.L., a designer, developer, and marketer of strollers and related accessories.
  • Laboratorios Indas acquires Algodones del BagesJones Day advised Laboratorios Indas, S.A. in the acquisition of all of the shares of Algodones del Bages, S.A., the Spain based manufacturer of hygienic-sanitary products, and the assets related to the incontinence sanitary products held by Textil Planas Oliveras SA, the Spain based manufacturer of sanitary products.
  • France Telecom España, S.A. acquires SimyoJones Day advised France Telecom España, S.A. in the acquisition of Simyo, the mobile virtual network operator.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires maritime interests of Chemring MarineJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the £32 million (US$50 million) acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Drew Marine of the maritime interests of Chemring Group PLC, a designer, manufacturer, and seller of counter-improvised explosive device (IED) equipment, countermeasures, pyrotechnics, and munitions.
  • N+1 acquires Estacionamientos y ServiciosJones Day advised N+1 Private Equity in its acquisition of Estacionamientos y Servicios, S.A., a provider of on-street car park management, vehicle tow and impoundment services, and development of computer applications for processing traffic fines, from FCC, S.A.
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