MarianaMuñoz Blanco

Associate

Madrid + 34.91.520.3903

Mariana Muñoz focuses her practice on complex cross-border corporate transactions for Spanish and international clients. She advises on mergers, acquisitions, demergers, liquidations, and dissolutions of companies. In addition, Mariana has experience in commercial agreements involving agency, distribution, brokerage, and service provision agreements. She has participated in the review and drafting of legal opinions as well as in due diligence reviews and has carried out substantial administrative secretarial work reporting to the management of numerous Spanish companies.

Mariana is currently involved in strategic analysis of the problems that companies may face as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to advise clients on the regulatory measures being adopted by the Spanish government in response to the crisis caused by the global pandemic.

Mariana has been involved in numerous national and multijurisdictional M&A transactions in collaboration with other Jones Day offices. She has advised clients in a wide range of sectors including automotive, health care, manufacturing, and financial services, among many others.

Some of the recent transactions Mariana has participated in include Investcorp's €605 million sale of Esmalglass, a leading producer of ceramic colors, to Lone Star; Lincoln Electric Holdings' €115 million acquisition of the Air Liquide Welding subsidiary of Air Liquide, a key player in the manufacturing of welding and cutting technologies; and The Timken Company's $280 million acquisition of Groeneveld Group, a leading provider of automatic lubrication solutions used in on- and off-highway applications.

Experience

  • Portobello sell ElParking and Imbric to Mutua MadrileñaJones Day is advising Portobello Capital in the sale of 100% of urban mobility platforms ElParking and Imbric to Mutua Madrileña.
  • Portobello acquires LegálitasJones Day advised Portobello Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Sitracon Spain, S.L. of a majority stake in Legálitas Asistencia Legal, S.L.
  • EagleTree Capital sells Airtech Group, US Valve Corporation, and related entities to IDEX Corporation for $470 millionJones Day represented investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital in the sale of Airtech Group, US Valve Corporation, and related entities to IDEX Corporation for $470 million.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • CBRE Global Investors disposes of Spanish logistics portfolio to BankinterJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of its value-add fund European Value Partners (EVP 2), and its joint venture partner Valfondo (a developer and manager of Montepino logistics assets in Spain) on the sale to Bankinter of a portfolio of 22 Spanish logistics assets, totaling 865,000 sqm, together with a development pipeline of a further 13 logistics assets.
  • Hornblower Group acquires WalksJones Day advised Hornblower Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Walks, a technology-enabled services platform for sightseeing tours and travel activities.
  • 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.
  • Newell Brands sells The United States Playing Card Company to Cartamundi GroupJones Day advised 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.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised 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.
  • CBRE Global with Azora and Tamerlane acquires "Heart" of Vicente CalderonJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its acquisition with Azora and Tamerlane to acquire and develop the best two plots in the Green Corridor of Madrid Rio, owned by the Football Club Atletico de Madrid and located in the former Vicente Calderon Football Stadium premises.
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • BANCALE, the Spanish Family Office divests 100% stake in distributor K-TuinJones Day provided legal advice to Bancale in the divestment of 100% stake in the distributor K-Tuin.
  • Ferro acquires Quimicer SAJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Quimicer S.A.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties for €870 millionJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in connection with its acquisition of a 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties valued at €870 million.
  • Mapei acquires TecnopolJones Day advised Mapei S.p.A. in its acquisition of Tecnopol Sistemas, S.L.U., a Spanish chemical company leader in the production and distribution of waterproofing and insulation systems for the construction industry.
  • 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.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Airtech GroupJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in its acquisition of a majority stake in and related financing of Airtech Group, a provider of specialized pressure technologies.
  • CBRE Global Investors and Montepino form joint venture to develop portfolio of prime assets in core locations in SpainJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors in its formation of a joint venture with Montepino to develop a portfolio of prime assets in core locations in Spain.
  • Ferro acquires Endeka CeramicsJones Day represented Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, in connection with its acquisition of Endeka Group, a global producer of high-value coatings and key raw materials for the ceramic tile market.