Emilio Grandío

Partner, Houston



Emilio Grandío is a partner 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 power (renewables and conventional), technology, industrials, infrastructure and oil & gas.

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

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
University of Houston Law Center
Universidad Anáhuac del Norte


JERA Americas's acquisition of thermal power generating facilities
Representation of Jera Americas on its acquisition of four thermal power generating facilities in New England, with a combined capacity of 1,633 MW, from Stonepeak.

Sonnedix's acquisition of the ARCO renewable energy portfolio
Representation of Sonnedix on its acquisition of the ARCO renewable energy portfolio, including wind and solar power plants with a combined capacity of 290 MW.

Sellagic Investments' sale
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.

EIG Global Energy Partners and Fluxys' joint acquisition in GNL Quintero
Representation of EIG Global Energy Partners, a leading institutional investor in the global energy and infrastructure sectors, and Belgian LNG terminal operator Fluxys in the US$1.16 billion joint acquisition of an 80% equity stake in GNL Quintero S.A., the largest liquefied natural gas regasification terminal in Chile, from Enagas Chile SpA and affiliates of OMERS Infrastructure.

Ultrapar Participações' sale of its specialized chemicals unit
Representation of Ultrapar Participações S.A., the leading Brazil-based fuel distributor, in the US$1.3 billion sale of its specialized chemicals unit Oxyteno to Thailand's Indorama Ventures PCL. The transaction included all of Oxyteno's operations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, United States, and Uruguay.

Operadora y Perforadora Mexicana acquisition of drilling services providers
Representation of Operadora y Perforadora Mexicana in the acquisition of the remaining 49% equity interest in OPEX Perforadora and Akal Perforadora, two of the largest drilling services providers in Mexico, from Borr Drilling.

QuintoAndar's acquisition of Navent Group's real estate portals
Representation of QuintoAndar, Ltd., a proptech unicorn startup company which has developed a real estate marketplace focused on rentals and sales, in its acquisition of Navent Group's real estate portals and operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. This transaction has been recognized as "M&A Private Deal of the Year" by Latin Lawyer.

Navent group's acquisition of Segundamano and Vivanuncios
Representation of Navent group, a portfolio company of QuintoAndar, a Brazilian real estate platform that simplifies the rental of residential real estate for landlords and renters, in its acquisition of Adevinta's Mexican online classifieds businesses Segundamano and Vivanuncios.

Insurtech bolttech Holdings in equity financings
Representation of bolttech Holdings Ltd., an international insurtech company, in its US$180 million series A equity financing round, which valued bolttech at more than US$1 billion - giving bolttech unicorn status only one year after its launch in 2020, and in its US$247 million series B equity financing round, which valued bolttech at more than US$1.4 billion.

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

PayJoy México financing
Representation of PayJoy México, as borrower on an MXN2,000 million revolving credit facility (approximately US$100 million) provided by Banco Nacional de México, S.A., integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex.

Schneider Electric's acquisition and joint venture
Representation of 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.

7 Bridges Capital real estate acquisitions
Representation of 7 Bridges Capital Partners, a leading real estate investor in Latin America, and its private equity sponsor, one of the largest investment firms in the world, on the acquisition and acquisition financing of a portfolio of 40 industrial properties located throughout Mexico.

Levi Strauss & Co.'s acquisition
Representation of 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.

Deerfield Healthcare De-Spac
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.

DFP Healthcare Acquisitions Corp. De-Spac
DFP Healthcare Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: DFPH, DFPHW), a SPAC, in its US$842 million business combination with The Oncology Institute, a US market-leader in value-based oncology care.

Awards and Recognition

Named a rising legal star in Latin America by Latinvex 2018