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Esteban de Santos Smith

Associate, Madrid

T +34 91 787 6327

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Esteban de Santos Smith is an associate in the M&A/Corporate Department of the Madrid office. His practice focuses primarily on general corporate representation as well as on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets transactions in a number of different industries.

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  • Spain (Abogado)


  • International LLM, IE University
  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Business Administration Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Exchange Semester, Göteborgs Universitet


  • Spanish
  • English


Klépierre in the acquisition of the Spanish shopping centre Nueva Condomina to BNP Paribas. Value: €233 million.

Toyota in the Spanish legal aspects of the acquisition of Vanderlande, a global leader in  material handling and logistics automation. Value: €1.2 billion.

Banco Santander (México), S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander México, HSBC Mexico, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero HSBC, and The Bank of Nova Scotia, as lead banks, in connection with a $326.5 million senior secured acquisition financing for Grupo Industrial Saltillo, S.A.B. de C.V. ("GIS") as borrower. The proceeds were used by GIS to finance its acquisition of the Infun Group, a Spanish manufacturer and distributor of automotive components.

Mediobanca in the financing of a loan portfolio to be acquired by Oaktree Capital Management.

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan on the attempted initial public offering (IPO) on the Spanish Stock Exchange of Telxius Telecom, S.A., a leading telecom infrastructure service provider in Europe and the Americas, part of the Telefónica Group.

Klépierre in the sale of the Spanish shopping centres Sexta Avenida, Espacio Torrelodones and Ruta de la Plata to Activum.

Faurecia in connection with the sale of its automotive exterior business to Compagnie Plastic Omnium, with a value in the amount of €665 million.

Parques Reunidos and Arle Capital on the IPO on the Spanish Stock Exchange of Parques Reunidos, the Spanish business which owns a number of theme parks, aquariums and water parks around the world. Value: €1.25 billion.

Bawag on the financing of Chenavari's acquisition of a €1,200 million loan portfolio and REOs from Bankia.

Representation Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as arranger, agent and lender in connection with the US$63 million Sinosure backed financing of Chinese manufactured photovoltaic modules for Abengoa, in relation to the Atacama I photovoltaic power plant.