JessicaMendoza

Associate

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Jessica Mendoza's practice focuses on domestic and cross-border finance transactions. She regularly represents financial institutions, project sponsors, developers, and corporate borrowers on cross-border lending transactions in Latin America, including project finance and bilateral corporate finance transactions.

Jessica also has experience advising issuers, investment banks, and other market participants in connection with Regulation S and Rule 144A issuances of equity and debt securities, private placements, and other international capital markets transactions.

Experience

  • Concesionaria Vial Union del Sur, Patrimonio Autonomo Union del Sur, Sacyr Concesiones S.L., and Herdoiza Crespo Construcciones obtain $575 million term financingJones Day represented Concesionaria Vial Union del Sur, as concessionaire, Patrimonio Autonomo Union del Sur, as borrower, and Sacyr Concesiones S.L. and Herdoiza Crespo Construcciones S.A., as sponsors, in connection with a $575 million long term financing to, among other things, repay a bridge loan facility and fund design, construction, operation and maintenance costs for a toll road in Colombia between the cities of Pasto and Ipiales, near the Rumichaca border crossing to Ecuador.
  • Paraguay Energy obtains $130 million financing to fund acquisition of Petrobras’ operations in ParaguayJones Day represented Paraguay Energy S.A., an affiliate of Copetrol S.A., in connection with its $130 million financing to fund the acquisition of Petrobras' operations in Paraguay from Petrobras International Braspetro B.V.
  • Central American conglomerate acquires agricultural and energy businessJones Day represented a Central American conglomerate in connection with the acquisition and related financing of an agricultural and energy business, subject to post-closing adjustments.
  • Teyma Group obtains $45 million financing from Newfoundland Capital ManagementJones Day represented Teyma Sociedad de Inversion, S.A. and certain other subsidiaries of Abengoa S.A. in Uruguay ("Teyma Group") in connection with a $45 million financing provided by Newfoundland Capital Management to fund the purchase of the Teyma Group's outstanding financial debt and provide additional liquidity to the Abengoa Group for the development of current and future projects in Uruguay.
  • IDB Invest provides $50 million dual tranche loan to Banco Regional to fund agribusiness enterprises in ParaguayJones Day represented IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, in connection with a $50 million dual tranche loan provided to Banco Regional de Paraguay.
  • Jinko Solar and Energía Solar San Ignacio complete $31 million 25.02 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant project in MexicoJones Day represented Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Energía Solar San Ignacio, S. de R.L de C.V., in connection with the development, construction, operation, and financing of Jinko’s 25.02 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant and associated electrical substation and interconnection line located in the State of Yucatan in the municipality of San Ignacio, Progreso, Mexico.
  • Sacyr and HCC sponsor Rumichaca-Pasto road project in ColombiaJones Day represented Sacyr S.A. and Herdoiza Crespo Construcciones S.A., as sponsors, in connection with a bridge loan financing for the Rumichaca-Pasto road project located in Colombia.
  • Terminal Portuario Paracas obtains $183 million long term financing for port expansion in Pisco, PeruJones Day represented Terminal Portuario Paracas S.A., as concessionaire, and Servinoga S.L, Pattac Empreendimentos e Participações S.A., and Tucumann Engenharia e Empreendimentos Ltda., as sponsors, in connection with a $183 million long term financing to fund construction costs relating to the expansion of the Pisco port in Peru.
  • Millicom International Cellular sells and lease back towers to American Tower in Paraguay for approximately Gs700 billion (US$125 million)Jones Day advised Millicom International Cellular S.A. and its subsidiary Telefonica Celular del Paraguay S.A. in the sale of approximately 1,400 wireless communications towers to a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation ("ATC") in Paraguay for approximately Gs700 billion (US$125 million) in cash.
  • Jinko Solar completes first long-term financing of $135 million 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project in MexicoJones Day represented Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Solar Park Viborillas, S. de R.L. de C.V., in connection with the development, construction, and senior financing of Jinko’s 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project to be constructed in Las Viborillas, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza S.A.C. obtains bridge loan financing from CIFI for hydro project in PeruJones Day represented Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza S.A.C., as concessionaire and sponsors, in connection with a bridge loan financing from CIFI for a hydro project in Peru.
  • Inter-American Development Bank finances upgrade of public roadway lighting systemsJones Day represented the Inter-American Development Bank, the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector of the Americas, and the Clean Technology Fund in a financing package of US$18.5 million with Inversiones y Asesorias en Telecomunicaciones e Informatica SpA (Itelecom) to upgrade public roadway lighting systems to high efficiency LED technology in eight municipalities in Chile.
  • 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.
  • Atlas Holdings completes first phase of purchase of NCR Corporation's Interactive Printer Solutions DivisionJones Day represented affiliates of Atlas Holdings, LLC in its acquisition of the Interactive Printer Solutions ("IPS") division of NCR Corporation.
  • Bank of America finances public-private partnership (PPP) transaction for rehabilitation of I-285 & SR 400 highways near Atlanta, GeorgiaJones Day represented Bank of America, N.A. as bond purchaser and hedge counterparty in connection with the $460 million financing of a public-private partnership (PPP) transaction for the rehabilitation of the I-285 & SR 400 highways near Atlanta, Georgia, through a innovative tax-exempt bank debt structure.
  • IIC, Inter-American Development Bank, and China Co-Financing Fund for Latin America and Caribbean Financing provide financing to CelsolJones Day represented IIC, Inter-American Development Bank, and the China Co-Financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean Financing in the financing provided to Celsol, SAPI de CV to be used in connection with a municipal lighting project in Baja, California.
  • Diebold sells North America electronic security business to Securitas for $350 millionJones Day advised Diebold, Incorporated in the $350 million sale of its North America-based electronic security business to Securitas AB to accelerate its transformation and better position the company to pursue growth opportunities in the dynamic self-service industry.
  • Arendal acquires Cal Dive vessel and certain equity interestsJones Day represented Arendal S. de R.L. de C.V., a Mexican company specializing in the construction of pipelines, plants, electromechanical, and heavy civil engineering works, in its acquisition of the Vanuatu flagged vessel "Texas," as well as certain equity interests of Hoc Offshore, S. de R.L. de C.V. and Tiburón Ingeniería y Construcción, S. de R.L. de C.V. from Cal Dive Offshore Contractors.
  • Asbury Automotive completes $200 million offering of Senior Subordinated NotesJones Day represented Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S., in connection with its issuance of an additional $200 million aggregate principal amount of 6.0% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2024 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Crédito Real acquires 65 percent of AFS Acceptance to scale up its used car business in the U.S.Jones Day advised Crédito Real, S.A.B de C.V., SOFOM, E.R. ("Crédito Real") in its acquisition of 65 percent of the equity interests issued by AFS Acceptance LLC, a financial institution focused on granting loans for the acquisition of used cars in the U.S.
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