JavierMartínez del Campo L.

Partner

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Javier Martínez del Campo's practice is focused on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, with particular emphasis on corporate governance, joint ventures, strategic alliances, competition, and recapitalizations. In addition, he has an active securities and finance practice with a focus on advising Mexican borrowers and issuers in a variety of transactions, including credit agreements and workouts.

Javier's recent engagements include advising on debt offerings by Mexican issuers and loans to Mexican borrowers, the sale of the Patron Spirits Company, the divestiture by Lennox of its Kysor Warren business, Grupo Gigante's acquisition of a majority stake in Grupo Prisa in Chile, and Grupo Gigante's acquisition of 50% of the shares of Office Depot de México that Grupo Gigante did not already own. He previously assisted Grupo Gigante in the divestiture of its supermarket business, one of the largest M&A transactions in Mexico in 2007. Javier also has advised large multinational companies, such as PepsiCo, Bombardier, The Sherwin-Williams Company, and Toyota in M&A transactions and other projects in Mexico.

Javier is dedicated to pro bono service and is coauthor of articles on Mexican competition topics.

Experience

  • Grupo Kuo obtains US$300 million multi-draw revolving loanJones Day represented Grupo Kuo, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based industrial and commercial global holding company, and its subsidiaries in connection with a US$300 million multi-draw revolving loan financing comprised of a U.S. dollar tranche and a Mexican Peso tranche provided by a syndicate of major financial institutions.
  • Grupo Kuo obtains US$175 million senior unsecured term loanJones Day represented Grupo Kuo, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based industrial and commercial global holding company, in connection with a US$175 million senior unsecured term loan provided by Bank of America, N.A.
  • Ferro acquires Ernst-Diegel GmbHJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Ernst-Diegel GmbH.
  • Restaurantes Toks enters into MXN$1.1 billion credit agreementJones Day represented Restaurantes Toks, S.A. de C.V., a company dedicated to restaurants with a la carte food preparation service and a subsidiary of Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V., in connection with a MXN$1.1 billion (US$56.1 million) bilateral credit agreement.
  • Grupo Gigante amends existing syndicated credit agreementJones Day represented Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V., a large Mexican conglomerate with operations in specialized retail, casual dining restaurants, and real estate, in connection with the amendment to its existing syndicated credit agreement for the purpose of refinancing the payment terms.
  • Patrón Tequila acquired by BacardiJones Day advised Patrón Spirits International AG ("Patrón") in connection with the acquisition by Bacardi Limited of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Patrón.
  • Grupo Gigante obtains MXN$4.2 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Gigante”), as borrower, in connection with a MXN$4.2 billion (US$236.6 million) syndicated credit facility with BBVA Bancomer, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer, as lender and administrative agent, and Scotiabank Inverlat, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat, and Banco Santander (México), S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander, as lenders.
  • Grupo Kuo completes $450 million international offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Grupo Kuo S.A.B. de C.V., one of the largest conglomerates in Mexico, in connection with an international offering of US$450 million of 5.750% Senior Notes due 2027.
  • Grupo Gigante restaurants acquires WingsJones Day advised Restaurantes Toks, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Grupo Gigante, in connection with the acquisition of 9 Restaurants operated by Wings from Fly by Wings, S.A. de C.V.
  • Grupo Gigante sells corporate building "Dos Patios" for US$117 millionJones Day advised Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V. in the sale of "Dos Patios Corporativo" office building to UIR Polanco, a subsidiary of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, for US$117 million.
  • Crowne Group acquires Vari-Form from Sun Capital PartnersJones Day represented Crowne Group LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of both aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer component parts for the automotive and other industrial equipment markets, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Vari-Form, Inc., a manufacturer of lightweight, hydroformed structural parts, from Sun Capital Partners.
  • Leading international group forms joint venture with Devanlay and Lacoste to distribute and sell Lacoste products in Mexico and sixteen other Latin American countriesJones Day represented a leading international group in its joint venture with Devanlay S.A. and Lacoste Holdings, S.A.S. in connection with the distribution and sale of Lacoste products in Mexico and sixteen other Latin American countries.
  • XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton PartnersJones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.
  • Restaurantes Toks acquires Restaurantes CaliforniaJones Day advised Restaurantes Toks, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Grupo Gigante, in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the capital stock of Restaurantes California, S.A. de C.V., a company which operates 46 "Restaurantes California" and 7 "Beer Factory" restaurants, from Controladora Comercial Mexicana.
  • Ferro acquires Vetriceramici for €83 million (US$104 million)Jones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Italian tile coatings manufacturer Vetriceramici for €83 million (US$104 million) in cash.
  • Bayer acquires consumer care business of U.S.-based Merck for $14.2 billionJones Day advised Bayer AG on the antitrust aspects of its $14.2 billion acquisition of the consumer care business of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Crowne Group acquires Trico ProductsJones Day advised Crowne Group LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of both aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer component parts for the automotive and other industrial equipment markets, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Trico Products Corporation.
  • Toyota forms co-investment with Mazda to produce Toyota vehicles at Mexico plantJones Day advised Toyota Motor Corporation in its co-investment with Mazda Motor Corporation to produce Toyota vehicles at Mazda's plant in Mexico.
  • Nordson acquires Avalon Laboratories for $180 millionJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in its acquisition of Avalon Laboratories Holding Corp., a leading designer and manufacturer of highly specialized catheters and medical tubing products for cardiology, pulmonology, and related applications, for $180 million.
  • Motherson acquires Wiring Business of StoneridgeJones Day advised Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. in its acquisition of the Wiring Business of Stoneridge, Inc.
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