PatriciaVela

Associate

Madrid + 34.91.520.3939

Patricia Vela's practice is concentrated in the areas of banking and finance, restructuring, and insolvency law. She represents Spanish and international clients in a wide range of transactions including corporate, project, and structured finance; debt trading; refinancing; insolvency proceedings; distressed M&A; and corporate restructuring.

Patricia has participated in domestic and cross-border financing transactions acting on behalf of lenders and borrowers, multinational banks, investment firms, and domestic and international private sponsors.

Patricia's experience includes the representation of clients operating in many sectors, including, among others, financial services, energy, infrastructure, and real estate.

Experiência

  • Orange and Masmovil combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day advised Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • Vibrantz completes US$140 million new STS trade receivables securitisation and €10 million trade receivables factoring programmeJones Day assisted Vibrantz Corporation in relation to a new (i) US$140 million cross-border STS trade receivables securitization transaction with ING Belgium NV/SA and NORD/LB and (ii) €10 million bilateral factoring programme with ING Commercial Finance.
  • Belfius Bank, ING Belgium, and KBC Bank amend, increase, and extend existing financing to Equine Care GroupJones Day acted as counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV, ING Belgium NV/SA and KBC Bank NV, as lenders, in connection with the amendment, increase, and extension of the existing financing granted to the Equine Care Group (an international provider of high-quality equine care through specialist equine clinics, ambulatory care and nutrition/supplements) for the purpose of, amongst others, acquiring the Irish company Thoroughbred Remedies Manufacturing Limited and the English company Equine Products U.K. Limited.
  • Greystar acquires land to construct and develop a student residence located in Cantoblanco (Madrid)Jones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners in the acquisition of a plot of land to construct and develop a student residence located in Cantoblanco (Madrid) through the purchase and sale of the shares of the company BCOME Madrid, S.L. that owns the land, prior cancellation of the surface right that said company had in its favor on the same land, owned by a third party.
  • Merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit Corp. provide restructuring of secured credit facility to Win SystemsJones Day represented a merchant banking firm and Fortress Credit Corp. in connection with the restructuring of a secured credit facility provided to Win Systems, an international developer of gaming machines software and manufacturer of gaming machines.
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured exit credit facilityJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, in connection with a new $1.25 billion senior secured term loan facility as part of it’s emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy and other domestic and foreign court-supervised restructuring proceedings.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured superpriority DIP credit facilityJones Day is representing Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (the “Company”), a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, and certain of its domestic and foreign subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) in (i) a pre-packaged chapter 11 proceeding in front of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”), (ii) a scheme of arrangement by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the “Dutch Issuer”) and the related voluntary proceeding in front of the District Court of Amsterdam under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord), and (iii) an anticipated proceeding commenced by the Dutch Issuer under chapter 15 in the Bankruptcy Court, seeking recognition of such scheme of arrangement.
  • Marelli Group first-ever use of simplified rehabilitation proceedings in Japan to cram-down creditorsJones Day represented Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd. in the restructuring of its US$7 billion senior debt facilities, which included the coordination and implementation of a sponsor selection process, an out-of-court Turnaround ADR process, and the first-ever use of simplified rehabilitation proceedings in Japan to cram-down creditors, and the subsequent implementation and documentation of its restructured financing arrangements across sixteen different jurisdictions outside Japan.
  • Web Financial Group sells all its technology business to AllfundsJones Day represented Web Financial Group, S.A. in the sale of all its technology business to Allfunds, one of the world’s leading B2B WealthTech platforms for the fund industry.
  • BBVA provides €54 million acquisition financing to group specialized in sector of connection and control of fluids and kitchen and bathroom taps in both residential and non-residential areas and civil worksJones Day provided legal advice to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. in the €54 million acquisition financing of 100% of the share capital of Standard Hidráulica, S.A.U.; Hidrogas Canalizaciones, S.A.U.; Hidrostandard del Mediterráneo, S.L.U.; STH Westco Holdings Ltd.; STH Westco Limited; STH Hidraulica Ellas Single Member, S.A.; and Standard Hidraulica Southern Africa Plumbing and Heating Equipment (Pty) Ltd., a group specialized in the sector of the connection and control of fluids and kitchen and bathroom taps in both residential and non-residential areas and civil works, by IEE21 Europe, S.L.U.,a newly created Spanish company sponsored by H.I.G. European Capital Partners 3 Fund, LLC.
  • Leading automotive components and systems supplier obtains $100 million senior secured term loan facilityJones Day represented a leading automotive components and systems supplier in connection with a $100 million senior secured term loan facility.
  • Banco Santander finances acquisition of Carcamóvil, SLUJones Day provided legal advice to Banco Santander, S.A. in connection with the financing of the acquisition by the sponsor ProA Capital of the Spanish company Carcamóvil, SLU, owner of the La Casa de las Carcasas business, a well-known group specializing in mobile phone accessories.
  • Spanish securitization fund acquires distressed debt of Spanish motorway concessionairesJones Day represented a Spanish securitization fund sponsor in the acquisition of the distressed debt of a bankrupt Spanish motorway concessionaires.
  • 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.
  • TD Securities provides $450 million acquisition financing to Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with the refinancing of a previous credit facility to include a $450 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $375 million term loan and a $75 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of natural, plant-based, clean label, and zero or low-calorie sweeteners.
  • Banca PSA Italia originates new securitization of auto loans arranged by Banco SantanderJones Day advised Banca PSA Italia, as originator, and Banco Santander, S.A., as arranger, on a new securitization of auto loans originated by Banca PSA Italia for refinancing purposes.
  • TD Securities arranges $190 million acquisition financing for Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with a $190 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $140 million term loan and a $50 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Santander Consumer Bank and Banco Santander securitize consumer credit deriving from loans granted by Santander Consumer Bank worth over €700 millionJones Day advised as drafting counsel to Santander Consumer Bank, as originator, and Banco Santander, S.A., as arranger, in the securitization of consumer credit deriving from loans granted by Santander Consumer Bank worth over €700 million.
  • Banco de Sabadell provides financing for construction and operation of two photovoltaic solar plants in BadajozJones Day provided legal advice to Banco de Sabadell, S.A. in connection with the structuring and implementation of the financing for the construction and entry into operation of two photovoltaic solar plants of 50 MW of nominal power each and its corresponding evacuation infrastructure located in Badajoz.