Emilio Grandío

Counsel, Houston

Biography

Overview

Emilio Grandío is a Counsel in White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions Group, and is resident in the Houston office. Emilio focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, with a focus in Latin America.

His experience includes representing financial and strategic investors in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other corporate transactions in a broad range of industries, including industrials, power (renewables and conventional), infrastructure and oil & gas. 

Emilio was recognized in Latinvex 2018 as a rising legal star in Latin America.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
Mexico
Education
JD
University of Houston Law Center
LLB
Universidad Anáhuac del Norte
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Recent matters include the representation of:

Deerfield Healthcare Technology Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: DFHT), a SPAC, in its US$614 million business combination with CareMax Medical Group LLC and IMC Medical Group Holdings LLC, technology-enabled providers of value-based care to seniors.

Schneider Electric, a global player in energy management and automation,

  • in its US$2.1 billion (₹14,000 crore) acquisition of Larsen & Toubro Electrical & Automation business and the subsequent consortium between Schneider Electrics partnership with Temasek Holdings Private Limited. The transaction was named "Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year (Over US$1 billion)" by the M&A Advisor (2020); and
  • in the formation of a joint venture with Huck Capital and certain individuals that will comprise the management team of the newly launched joint venture, which will deliver energy-as-a-service projects in the North America market up to 10MW in size.

bolttech Holdings Ltd., an international insurtech company, in its US$210 million series A equity financing round, which values bolttech at more than US$1 billion - giving bolttech unicorn status only one year after its launch in 2020.

Itron Inc. in the sale of its subsidiaries comprising its manufacturing and sales operations in Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Argentina.

Sellagic Investments, a privately held owner and developer of renewable energy assets in the Dominican Republic, in the sale of a non-controlling interest in a Dominican wind-farm to a European infrastructure fund.

Levi Strauss & Co. in the acquisition of its exclusive distributor in Bolivia, Chile and Peru. The acquisition involved the assumption of 85 retail locations and warehouses and over 400 employees through these jurisdictions.

Kansas City Southern Railway Company on its joint venture with NorthPoint Development to develop the master planned Wylie Logistics Park in Wylie, Texas (part of the Dallas metro area), which offers 2.4 million square feet of building capacity for warehousing and distribution adjacent to KCS' David L. Starling Wylie Intermodal Terminal.

The selling shareholders of Brazilian soybean seed producer and retailer Tec Agro in the sale of the company to Canadian fertilizer company Nutrien, Ltd.

A Mexican oilfield services company in the acquisition of an offshore operator of jack-up drilling rigs with an aggregate commercial value of approximately US$400 million.*

A leading European sponsor in the sale of its equity interests in a 25 MWDC solar project located in California.*

A private equity investor in the acquisition of a 68 MW solar project in Aguascalientes, Mexico.*

A leading global manufacturer of HVAC systems in a strategic alliance with a leading HVAC solutions provider in Mexico.*

A supermajor in the sale of its interest in the Elk Hills Field, one of the most productive fields in the United States.*

A publicly traded renewable energy company in the sale of its wind and solar projects in Chile.*

A leading manufacturer of HVAC systems in the acquisition of a Panama based contractor with offices in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Peru and the United States.

A Japanese developer and operator of power generation assets in the acquisition of a 100MW wind and solar plant in Mexico.*

A manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle apparel in a merger with its European partner.*

A US private equity backed company in the US$450 million disposition of its fast food franchising business in the United States, China, Mexico, and Colombia.*

A Japanese manufacturer of adhesive-related products in its US$375 million acquisition of a US based competitor.*

A German corporation in its US$100 million acquisition of an auto-parts business in the United States and Mexico.*

* Matters completed prior to joining White & Case.

Awards and Recognition

Named a rising legal star in Latin America by Latinvex 2018.