Nicholas E.Rodríguez


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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.

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


  • Paymentez sells SpeedETab to Wix RestaurantsJones Day advised Paymentez, LLC in the sale of its subsidiary SpeedETab to Wix Restaurants.
  • SpeedETab sells company to Wix.comJones Day advised SpeedETab, Inc., a restaurant ordering and payment technology provider, in its sale to, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIX), a global leader in software development, cloud-based services, e-commerce, and other online services.
  • PGT Innovations acquires 75% ownership stake in Eco Window Systems for $108 millionJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc. in its $108 million acquisition of a 75% ownership stake in Eco Window Systems and its related companies, which are leading manufacturers and installers of aluminum, impact-resistant windows and doors serving the South Florida region, as well as PGTI's related $60 million Rule 144A and Regulation S add-on offering of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2026.
  • Chevron sold 43% stake in two Colombian gas production fields to HocolJones Day represented Chevron Petroleum Company ("Chevron"), a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), in the sale of its 43% interest in the Association Contract and related rights and assets, pursuant to which Chevron operates certain upstream natural gas assets in the Chuchupa natural gas field in the Caribbean Sea and Ballena fields in the province of La Guajira, Colombia, to Hocol, S.A. ("Hocol"), a subsidiary of state-owned Ecopetrol S.A. ("Ecopetrol").
  • 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.
  • PGT Innovations acquires NewSouth Window SolutionsJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc., a national leader in premium windows and doors, including impact-resistant products, in connection with its $92 million cash acquisition of NewSouth Window Solutions, subject to adjustments.
  • Exceda sold to Akamai TechnologiesJones Day advised Exceda in its sale to Akamai Technologies, including assets in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and the U.S.
  • Credicorp acquires Ultraserfinco in ColombiaJones Day advised Credicorp Holdings Colombia S.A.S. and Credicorp Capital Fiduciara S.A. in the acquisition of 100% of the capital stock of Ultraserfinco S.A. Comisionista de Bolsa.
  • Hard Rock International acquires JACK Cincinnati Casino and Turfway Park for $745 millionJones Day advised 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 $745 million in cash.
  • 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% 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).
  • 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.
  • 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").
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    • September 26, 2019
      Panelist, Compliance - Prevenir es Actuar a Tiempo, Cali, Colombia
    • September 25, 2019
      Panelist, Compliance - Prevenir es Actuar a Tiempo, Medellin, Colombia
    • September 24, 2019
      Panelist, Compliance - Prevenir es Actuar a Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia
    • 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
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