JavierMartínez del Campo L.

Of Counsel

Cidade do México + 52.55.3000.4006

Javier Martínez del Campo's practice is focused on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, with particular emphasis on corporate governance, joint ventures, strategic alliances, competition, and recapitalizations. In addition, he has an active securities and finance practice with a focus on advising Mexican borrowers and issuers in a variety of transactions, including credit agreements and workouts.

Javier's recent engagements include advising on debt offerings by Mexican issuers and loans to Mexican borrowers, the sale of the Patron Spirits Company, the divestiture by Lennox of its Kysor Warren business, Grupo Gigante's acquisition of a majority stake in Grupo Prisa in Chile, and Grupo Gigante's acquisition of 50% of the shares of Office Depot de México that Grupo Gigante did not already own. He previously assisted Grupo Gigante in the divestiture of its supermarket business, one of the largest M&A transactions in Mexico in 2007. Javier also has advised large multinational companies, such as PepsiCo, Bombardier, The Sherwin-Williams Company, and Toyota in M&A transactions and other projects in Mexico.

Javier is dedicated to pro bono service and is coauthor of articles on Mexican competition topics.

Experiência

  • Avient divests distribution business to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day advised Avient Corporation in the $950 million sale of its Distribution business to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
  • Marubeni sells global grain business of Gavilon Agriculture InvestmentJones Day advised Marubeni Corporation in the sale of the global grain business of Gavilon Agriculture Investment, Inc. to Viterra Limited, following a reorganization of Gavilon’s structure.
  • Sonepar sells Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day represented the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • The Duchossois Group sells The Chamberlain Group LLC to BlackstoneJones Day advised The Duchossois Group, Inc. in the sale of The Chamberlain Group LLC, a global leader in smart access solutions, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
  • Grupo Gigante refinances more than MXN$10 billion peso banking debt in multi-phase transactionJones Day represented Grupo Gigante in connection with a multi-phase refinancing of its more than MXN$10 billion peso banking debt, which included the banking debt of Grupo Gigante (parent company), and its principal subsidiaries, Grupo Restaurantero Gigante (formerly known as Grupo Toks), Office Depot de México, and Gigante Grupo Inmobiliario.
  • Ferro Corporation sells its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star Funds for $460 millionJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • Grupo Gigante obtains MXN$1.8 billion syndicated credit facilityJones Day assisted Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V., a large Mexican conglomerate with operations in specialized retail, casual dining restaurants, and real estate, in connection with a new MXN$1.8 billion syndicated credit facility which is secured by a security trust arrangement.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Grupo Gigante acquires El FarolitoJones Day advised Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V. in its acquisition of El Farolito, a taqueria chain.
  • Grupo Kuo obtains US$300 million multi-draw revolving loanJones Day represented Grupo Kuo, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based industrial and commercial global holding company, and its subsidiaries in connection with a US$300 million multi-draw revolving loan financing comprised of a U.S. dollar tranche and a Mexican Peso tranche provided by a syndicate of major financial institutions.
  • Grupo Kuo obtains US$175 million senior unsecured term loanJones Day represented Grupo Kuo, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based industrial and commercial global holding company, in connection with a US$175 million senior unsecured term loan provided by Bank of America, N.A.
  • Ferro acquires Ernst-Diegel GmbHJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Ernst-Diegel GmbH.
  • Restaurantes Toks enters into MXN$1.1 billion credit agreementJones Day represented Restaurantes Toks, S.A. de C.V., a company dedicated to restaurants with a la carte food preparation service and a subsidiary of Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V., in connection with a MXN$1.1 billion (US$56.1 million) bilateral credit agreement.
  • Grupo Gigante amends existing syndicated credit agreementJones Day represented Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V., a large Mexican conglomerate with operations in specialized retail, casual dining restaurants, and real estate, in connection with the amendment to its existing syndicated credit agreement for the purpose of refinancing the payment terms.
  • Patrón Tequila acquired by BacardiJones Day advised Patrón Spirits International AG ("Patrón") in connection with the acquisition by Bacardi Limited of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Patrón.
  • Grupo Gigante obtains MXN$4.2 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Gigante”), as borrower, in connection with a MXN$4.2 billion (US$236.6 million) syndicated credit facility with BBVA Bancomer, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer, as lender and administrative agent, and Scotiabank Inverlat, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat, and Banco Santander (México), S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander, as lenders.
  • Grupo Kuo completes $450 million international offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Grupo Kuo S.A.B. de C.V., one of the largest conglomerates in Mexico, in connection with an international offering of US$450 million of 5.750% Senior Notes due 2027.
  • Ferro acquires Vetriceramici for €83 million (US$104 million)Jones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Italian tile coatings manufacturer Vetriceramici for €83 million (US$104 million) in cash.
  • Grupo Gigante restaurants acquires WingsJones Day advised Restaurantes Toks, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Grupo Gigante, in connection with the acquisition of 9 Restaurants operated by Wings from Fly by Wings, S.A. de C.V.
  • 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.