Carlos AlbertoSámano Cruz

Of Counsel

墨西哥城 + 52.55.3000.4073

Carlos Sámano has more than 18 years of experience, and during his career he has advised issuers and regulated institutions, such as banks, brokerage firms, and SIEFORES (investment firms specialized in retirement funds), in public and private offerings of all types of securities, in Mexico and abroad.

Carlos has recently advised issuers in public offerings of Banco del Bajío; the Fibra E shares by Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México; and the one promoted by a subsidiary of Grupo Prodemex (Administrador Fibraestructura - INFRAEX), Gentera, Maxcom, Citibanamex Afore; and issuers of debt and convertible securities such as Banco Azteca, Grupo Elektra, TV Azteca, and Grupo Gigante.

He has also advised placement intermediaries and common representatives such as Barclays, Jefferies, Credit Suisse, Actinver, Santander, Banorte, Monex, Value, and others in public offerings of shares of Ferromex (a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico); domestic and international debt securities issuances by TV Azteca, Total Play, Grupo Elektra, and Cobre del Mayo; and debt restructurings by GICSA.

Carlos has advised Crédito Real since 2011 in all its debt issuances through issued certificates and Senior Notes issued under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933 of the United States of America.

Among his most representative achievements are: placement of 2 of the first 3 Fibra E for NAICM and INFRAEX; authorization of Credito Real's first dual debt program under the recurring issuer modality; first placement of a perpetual bond for a Latin American regulated financial institution (Credito Real); and design of the corporate governance of the largest trust issuing certificados bursátiles fiduciarios de proyectos de inversión (CERPI) through which Citibanamex Afore's investment in structured instruments is channeled.


  • 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.