White & Case Advises SMBC on a Senior Secured Term Loan Facility

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and a group of commercial banks in connection with a senior secured term loan facility extended to Gasoducto de Zapotlanejo, S. de R.L. de C.V. (GAZA), a subsidiary of Grupo SIMSA and owner of a natural gas transportation pipeline located in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. The proceeds will be used by GAZA to repay existing debt and for other corporate purposes.

SMBC acted as a structuring bank, sole global coordinator, bookrunner, arranger and hedge coordinator for the facility.

The White & Case team was led by partners Sean Goldstein (Miami), and Juan Ruenes Rosales and local partner Juan Carlos Llorens Rojas (both in Mexico City), and included associate Gustavo Neyra (Mexico City), law clerk Helena Buitrago (Miami), as well as counsel Rhys Bortignon and associate Zhou Bo (Joseph) Chen (both in New York), who provided support on the hedges for the facility.

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