JessicaMendoza

Associate

Miami + 1.305.714.9720

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. She advises project sponsors and developers on engineering, procurement, and construction contracts.

Recent transactions include long-term financings for a toll road project in Colombia and an expansion of a port in Peru; a financing to fund the acquisition of a Brazilian state-owned oil operation in Paraguay; a financing to fund a sponsor's equity contribution in connection with a toll road project in Ohio; and the development, construction, and operation of photovoltaic solar power projects in Mexico and Argentina.

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

  • NSi Industries acquires Polaris Sales Co., LLCJones Day advised NSi Industries, LLC in its acquisition of Polaris Sales Co., LLC, d/b/a Polaris Electrical Connectors, an Odessa, Florida-based market leader of American-made pre-insulated multi-tap connectors.
  • Financial holding company provides secured term loan credit facility to mid-market hedge fundJones Day advised a financial holding company in connection with a secured term loan credit facility provided to a mid-market hedge fund that invests in asset-backed securities, mortgage servicing rights, and other mortgage and consumer-related assets.
  • Financial holding company provides secured term loan credit facility to mid-market private equity fundJones Day advised a financial holding company in connection with a secured term loan credit facility provided to a mid-market private equity fund that invests in asset-backed securities, mortgage servicing rights, and other mortgage and consumer-related assets.
  • Sacyr Concesiones S.L. obtains $451.5 million project financing for Colombian toll road projectJones Day represented Sacyr Concesiones S.L., as sponsor, Unión Vial Río Pamplonita S.A.S., as concessionaire, and Fideicomiso Unión Vial Río Pamplonita S.A.S., as borrower, in connection with a $451.5 million long-term project financing, consisting of a U.S. dollar tranche and Colombian Peso debt tranches, provided by a syndicate of major financial institutions led by Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • JinkoSolar sold two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Mexico to White River RenewablesJones Day advised JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest and most innovative solar panel manufacturers, in the sale of two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Mexico to White River Renewables.
  • Central American conglomerate acquires significant strategic real estate holding in HondurasJones Day represented a Central American conglomerate in the acquisition of a significant strategic real estate holding in Honduras.
  • 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.
  • Corporate trustees seek advice relating to LIBOR transitionJones Day is advising two U.S.-based corporate trustees with respect to portfolios impacted by LIBOR transition and COFI cessation, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
  • 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.
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