Julio Peralta | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Julio Peralta
 Julio Peralta

Julio Peralta

Associate, Madrid

T +34 91 787 6321

E jperalta@whitecase.com

Overview

Julio Peralta is an associate in the Corporate Department of the Madrid office, of which he was a founding member in 2013.

Julio's corporate practice includes extensive experience in cross-border transactions, representing Spanish and international clients. He focuses primarily on equity and debt capital markets, corporate finance, public and private M&A, private equity and venture capital investments. He also advises financial institutions on divestiture transactions.

Julio received an LLM and an APCLB from New York University in 2010, attending as a Caja Madrid Scholar. While at NYU School of Law, he served as a Graduate Editor of the NYU Journal of Law and Business.

He earned his JD (Licenciatura en Derecho), BSBA in Finance (Licenciatura en Administración y Dirección de Empresas), as well as a BSc in Economics (Licenciatura en Economía) from the Universidad de Salamanca. Julio was also a research assistant at the Universidad de Salamanca School of Law from 2005 to 2006 as an Education Ministry Scholar.

Bars and Courts

  • Spain (Abogado)

Education

  • LLM, NYU School of Law, New York University
  • APCLB, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and NYU School of Law, New York University
  • Licenciatura en Economía (Economics), University of Salamanca
  • Licenciatura en Administración y Dirección de Empresas (Business Management), University of Salamanca
  • Licenciatura en Derecho (Law), University of Salamanca

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Experience

M&A:

Wren House, the infrastructure investment arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority on its acquisition of a 25% stake in GNF's global power generation portfolio, GPG.

Klepierre, SA in connection with the acquisition of 100% of Plenilunio (one of the main shopping centers in Madrid) from an entity 100% indirectly owned by the Orion European Real Estate Fund III C.V., a real estate fund sponsored by Orion Capital Managers.

Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC), in its US$1.44 billion acquisition of the Power Transmissions Solutions business of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR).

Finance:

European rolling stock operating lessor Alpha Trains on the establishment of an investment grade €1.25bn common terms financing platform and the issuance of €350m 10 year bonds (expected maturity date) listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, the raising of secured bank financing (€525m) and a senior (€250m) and junior (€125m) private placement offering, enabling Alpha Trains to refinance existing debt.

World Duty Free Group, one of the world's leading travel retailers, on their €1.25 billion syndicated credit facilities provided to Spanish and English members of the group. The transaction was comprised of a €525 million term loan and a €725 million revolving credit facility. The syndicate of lenders was led by BNP Paribas.

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and another relevant Japanese bank, on the €1.28 billion refinancing of the debt provided to the LIXIL Corporation and the Development Bank of Japan Inc., for their joint acquisition of 87.5 percent of the share capital in GROHE Group S.à r.l.

Capital markets:

Kiko S.p.A., a leading Italian cosmetics, make-up and skin care products brand owned by Percassi Group, on a private placement of €100 million, 6.50 percent senior secured notes due December 2020, to qualified investors outside the United States. The notes were listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.

The sponsor (Banca IMI) in the de-merger and listing of World Duty Free (the travel retail operator of the Autogrill group) on the Milan Stock Exchange.

J.P. Morgan, Crédit Agricole, HSBC and Nomura, acting as initial purchasers, on an offering by Elior Finance & Co. S.C.A., of €350 million 6.50% senior secured notes due 2020.