Nicholas E.Rodríguez

Partner

(T) 1.305.714.9706

Nicholas Rodríguez has a diverse corporate practice focused on cross-border M&A, private equity, joint ventures, and restructurings. He has extensive experience in the energy, infrastructure, financial services, media, and telecommunications sectors, representing clients in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He has worked throughout Central America and Latin America, including in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, and Paraguay.

Nicholas has represented companies such as Advent International; Atlas Holdings; Brookfield Asset Management; Citigroup Global Markets; Enjoy, S.A.; General Electric; GIC Special Investments (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation); Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.; Mapei International; Mastercard International; Millicom International Cellular SA; NII Holdings; Ospraie Management; and Verint Systems.

Nicholas has advised Citigroup Global Markets in numerous matters, including its role as financial advisor to Vivo Participações in connection with its $639 million corporate restructuring. He advised Advent International in its acquisition of the largest airport operator group in the Dominican Republic, which was recognized by the International Financial Law Review as the 2008 Private Equity Deal of the Year for the Americas. Nicholas also advised NII Holdings, Inc. in its $178 million sale of Nextel Argentina to Grupo Clarin, which LatinFinance named as its 2015 Domestic M&A Deal of the Year.

Nicholas is the sole recipient of Lexology's 2019 Client Choice Award (M&A) (Florida), which recognizes law firm partners who provide exceptional client care and provide significant value to clients' businesses above and beyond others in the market.

Nicolas was born in Medellin, Colombia and is fluent in Spanish.

Experience

  • ENGIE-led consortium wins competitive bidding process in Brazil for $8.6 billion acquisition of TAGJones Day advised ENGIE in the $8.6 billion acquisition and related financing of 90 percent of Transportadora Associada de Gás SA ("TAG"), the largest natural gas transmission network owner in Brazil, from Brazilian state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras).
  • Hard Rock International to acquire JACK Cincinnati Casino and Turfway Park for $780 millionJones Day is advising Hard Rock International on the acquisition of JACK Cincinnati Casino, located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, together with VICI Properties, Inc., and Turfway Park, located in Florence, Kentucky, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $780 million in cash.
  • 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.
  • Nutrien sells SQM A share investment to Tianqi Lithium for $4.1 billionJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in the $4.1 billion sale of Nutrien’s stake in Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. to Tianqi Lithium Corporation.
  • PGT Innovations acquires Western Window Systems for $360 millionJones Day advised PGT Innovations in its acquisition of Western Window Systems from PWP Growth Equity, the middle market private equity group of Perella Weinberg Partners, for $360 million in cash.
  • 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.
  • Tigo El Salvador to sell and lease back towers to SBA Communications Corporation for approximately $145 millionJones Day is advising Telemóvil El Salvador S.A. de C.V. ("Tigo El Salvador"), a subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular S.A., in the sale of up to approximately 800 wireless communications towers to a subsidiary of SBA Communications Corporation ("SBA").
  • Greystar acquires student accommodation portfolio in SpainJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its joint venture with AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, acting on behalf of its clients, and CBRE Global Investment Partners (CBRE GIP), also acting on behalf of its clients, in its acquisition of a portfolio of 37 student residences in Spain (33 operating and 4 under development) owned by Grupo RESA (Spain's market leader in student accommodation), from Azora, Arta Capital, Banca March, and Mutua Madrileña.
  • Millicom International Cellular subsidiary sells and lease back 1,200 towers to American Tower Corporation for $147 millionJones Day advised Colombia Móvil S.A. E.S.P. ("Tigo"), a subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular S.A., in its $147 million sale of approximately 1,200 wireless communications towers to a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation ("ATC") in Colombia.
  • One Equity Partners acquires OneLinkJones Day represented One Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of OneLink Holdings, S.A., a provider of business process outsourcing services.
  • NII Holdings and AINMT complete investment by AINMT for 30 percent stake in Nextel BrazilJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) in its partnership to jointly own and operate Brazilian mobile telecommunications company Nextel Brazil with AINMT Holdings AB (“AINMT”), an international telecommunications company and parent of the Norwegian operator ice, the fastest growing mobile network operator in Norway.
  • Paymentez acquires SpeedETab, Inc.Jones Day advised Paymentez, LLC, a payment processor serving businesses throughout Latin America, in the acquisition of a controlling interest in SpeedETab, Inc., a payment systems provider for restaurants.
  • Mapei acquires Productos Bronco S.A. and enters Colombian marketJones Day advised Mapei S.p.A. in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Productos Bronco S.A., a producer and distributor of cement, acrylic, and asphalt based products in Medellin, Colombia
  • 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.
  • Eutelsat Americas sells Alterna'TVJones Day advised Eutelsat Americas, one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites, in its sale of Alterna’TV, a Miami-based content distribution platform that provides principally Latin American channels to cable and Internet TV operators in the United States, to CANAL+ Group (through its subsidiary, THEMA).
  • NII completes sale of Nextel Argentina for $178 millionJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc. ("NII") in completing the sale of 100 percent of Nextel Communications Argentina S.R.L. ("Nextel Argentina") to Grupo Clarin S.A. for an aggregate cash consideration of $178 million.
  • Overstock.com subsidiary acquires Data IFX S.A.S.Jones Day advised a subsidiary of Overstock.com in connection with the acquisition of Data IFX S.A.S., a Colombian financial, software, data, and media company.
  • 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.
  • GNF and CEMIG create new company Gas Natural do BrasilJones Day advised Gas Natural Fenosa SDG, S.A. (GNF) in connection with its agreement with Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CEMIG), the listed Brazilian electricity company, to create a new company called Gas Natural do Brasil, which will be a platform for the consolidation of assets and investments in natural gas projects in the Brazilian market.
  • The following represents experience prior to joining Jones Day.

    Advised Vivendi Universal Entertainment in its $14 billion sale, together with Tishman Speyer, to NBC.

    Advised General Electric in the sale of its plastics unit to Sabic for $11.6 billion.

    Advised Lehman Brothers in its $22.2 billion acquisition, together with Tishman Speyer, of Archstone-Smith.

    Advised Brookfield Asset Management-led consortium in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Transelec Chile S.A. from Hydro Quebec and IFC.

    Advised WL Ross & Co. LLC in its sale to AMVESCAP for aggregate consideration of up to $375 million assuming satisfaction of certain conditions.

    Advised GE Money in the sale of its Partnership Marketing Group to Allstate Corporation.

    Advised GE Capital in its commercial loan portfolio acquisition from IBM Credit Corporation.

    Advised CMS Energy Corporation's acquisition of Panhandle Easter Pule Company and Trunkline LNG Company from Duke Energy.

    Advised Visteon Corporation in its business restructuring and asset transfer to Ford Motor Company.

    Advised ACI Capital in its going private acquisition of Jenny Craig Inc., together with other sponsors.

    Advised Universal American Financial Corp. in its acquisition of Heritage Health Systems, Inc.

    Advised Universal American Financial Corp. in its acquisition of The Pyramid Life Insurance Company.

    Advised Genovo Inc. in its merger with gene therapy company Targeted Genetics Corp.

    Advised Citigroup in AmBev's $400 million tender offer for Quilmes Industrial S.A.

    Advised Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in the sale of Sudameris Paraguay to Abbeyfield Financial.

    Advised AT&T in connection with the $5 billion Telecom Americas joint venture with America Movil S.A. and Bell Canada.

    Advised The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in AIG Global Investment Group's $1.3 billion acquisition of P&O's US ports business.

    Advised Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A and Gestiones y Recuperaciones de Activos SA in the sale of Peruvian mining concessions and related mining assets to Gold Hawk Resources Inc.

    Advised Brookfield Asset Management-led consortium in connection with the consortium's bid for Mexican toll road operator FARAC S.A.

    Advised IXE Groupo Financiero's sale of its stake in Afore XXI, S.A. de C.V. to Prudential Financial, Inc.

    Speaking Engagements

    • May 21, 2019
      Panelist, Latin America M&A Forum
    • November 29, 2018
      Panelist, University of Florida Levin College of Law Latin American Corporate Law Conference
    • October 3, 2018
      Moderator, Recent Trends in Anti-Corruption Compliance and M&A in Brazil and Latin America - Florida Business Council
    • September 26, 2018
      Panelist, Private Equity/Investment Banking Industry Panel, Chicago Booth. Focused in Latin America and the U.S. on Cross‐Border M&A, Private Equity, Joint Ventures, and Restructurings.
    • June 12, 2018
      The 12th Andean Finance & Investment Forum
    • June 12, 2018
      Panelist, The 12th Andean Finance & Investment Forum. Focus on Corporate Strategies, M&A and LME.
    • November 20, 2015
      Panelist, Investing in Latin America: Recent Legal and Tax Developments
    • May 14-15, 2014
      United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference
    • April 2011
      Panelist, Hemispheric Conference on Access to Justice, The Vance Center
    We use cookies to deliver our online services. Details of the cookies and other tracking technologies we use and instructions on how to disable them are set out in our Cookies Policy. By using this website you consent to our use of cookies.