Carlos AlbertoSámano Cruz

Of Counsel

Mexico City + 52.55.3000.4073

Carlos Sámano advises issuers and underwriters in connection with debt, equity, and asset-backed securities offerings and tender offers, as well as corporate governance matters. He also has experience advising clients in M&A and joint ventures, intellectual property, and project finance.

Carlos has worked on many transactions involving major banks and financial institutions, including the Banco Mercantil del Norte, S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple acquisition of Afore Bancomer, S.A. de C.V. He also has advised Grupo Elektra, S.A.B. de C.V. in two successful multimillion public offerings (certificados bursátiles/CEBURES).

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2012, Carlos represented a leading Mexican specialty retailer and financial services company and several of its subsidiaries in public offerings, in the increase of its revolving short- and long-term debt placement program, and in the establishment of a revolving offering program based on the securitization of receivables arising from transborder and local money electronic transfer transactions. He also advised Freudenberg Group in the relocation of an industrial plant in Mexico and advised Banco Azteca, S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple in the negotiation and granting of a US$155 million loan for the rehabilitation of an industrial complex.

Experience

  • Crédito Real issues $625 million of 7.250% Senior Notes in Rule 144A offering and completes concurrent tender offer for 7.500% Senior NotesJones Day advised Crédito Real, S.A.B. de C.V. Sofom, E.R., one of the principal payroll lending, durable goods financing, and microcredit finance companies in Mexico, in connection with the issuance of $625 million of 7.250% Senior Notes due 2023 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and concurrent cash tender offer for any and all of its US$425 million of 7.500% Senior Notes due 2019.
  • Grupo Gigante sells corporate building "Dos Patios" for US$117 millionJones Day advised Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V. in the sale of "Dos Patios Corporativo" office building to UIR Polanco, a subsidiary of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, for US$117 million.
  • Crédito Real issues MXN$1 billion of Certificados BursátilesJones Day represented Crédito Real, S.A.B. de C.V. Sofom, E.R., one of the principal payroll lending, durable goods financing, and microcredit finance companies in Mexico, in connection with its issuance of MXN$1 billion of Certificados Bursátiles (Cebures) under a pre-authorized revolving debt program, up to MXN$2.5 billion.
  • Leading international group forms joint venture with Devanlay and Lacoste to distribute and sell Lacoste products in Mexico and sixteen other Latin American countriesJones Day represented a leading international group in its joint venture with Devanlay S.A. and Lacoste Holdings, S.A.S. in connection with the distribution and sale of Lacoste products in Mexico and sixteen other Latin American countries.
  • Grupo Gigante obtains financing for repayment of bridge loanJones Day advised Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V., in the MXN$4,544 million (US$350 million) term loan provided by BBVA Bancomer, S.A. and Banco Nacional de México, S.A. (Banamex).
  • Alta Growth Capital Mexico Fund acquires stake in Pequeño CaesermexJones Day represented Alta Growth Capital Mexico Fund, L.P. in connection with its acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Pequeño Caesermex, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a franchisee of Little Caesars, a pizza chain.
  • Ventura Capital Privado acquires controlling interest in Maxcom TelecomunicacionesJones Day advised Ventura Capital Privado, S.A. de C.V. in connection with the acquisition of a controlling interest in Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V ("Maxcom") through: public tender offers in Mexico and the U.S.; Maxcom's recapitalization in excess of US$45 million; and the exchange of Maxcom's US$200 million Senior Notes in the context of a prepack Chapter 11 process.
  • Productos Medix shareholders advised in sale of 34% of capital stock to WAMEX Private EquityJones Day advised Dialicels, S.A. de C.V. as shareholders of Productos Medix, S.A. de C.V., a pharmaceutical company that develops medicines and treatments for patients with overweight and obesity conditions, in connection with the sale of 34% of the capital stock of Productos Medix, S.A. de C.V. to WAMEX Private Equity.
  • Jefferies and BCP Securities restructure debt of Cobre del MayoJones Day advised Jefferies LLC and BCP Securities, LLC, as exchange and solicitation agents, in the restructuring of the debt of Cobre del Mayo, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican copper mining company.
  • Comercializadora Farmacéutica de Chiapas becomes lessee of 15 commercial spots used by Block Buster de México, S.A.Jones Day advised Comercializadora Farmacéutica de Chiapas in a group of transactions to become lessee of 15 commercial spots currently used by Block Buster de México, S.A.
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