Julio Peralta de Arriba is counsel in the White & Case's Madrid office, of which he was a founding member in 2013.
Julio focuses his practice on leveraged finance, debt financings for infrastructure M&A and private equity transactions, project and structured finance transactions, refinancing, debt issues and other financing arrangements, advising to sponsors, issuers, lenders and other investors (including investment banks, funds and institutional investors). He has wide experience working with ECA in Europe and the Americas. He also advises listed and private companies on a broad range of cross-border transactions, including high-profile mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and general corporate advisory.
Julio has been acknowledged both in the shortlist and as a finalist in the 2021 Forty Under 40 Awards. Julio was mentioned as a "next generation partner" by Legal 500 in its 2019 edition. He is also recognized in Best Lawyers.
Julio received an LLM and an APCLB from New York University in 2010 and was a Caja Madrid Scholar. While at NYU School of Law, he was also a Graduate Editor at the NYU Journal of Law and Business.
Previously he earned a JD (Licenciatura en Derecho) and a BSBA in Finance (Licenciatura en Administración y Dirección de Empresas) in 2006 and a BSc in Economics (Licenciatura en Economía) in 2009 from the Universidad de Salamanca. He was also a research assistant at the Universidad de Salamanca School of Law between 2005 and 2006 as an Education Ministry Scholar.
Experience in Finance:
Representation of 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 US$326.5 million senior secured acquisition financing for Grupo Industrial Saltillo, S.A.B. de C.V. ("GIS") as borrower. GIS is a Mexican publicly-traded company that designs, manufactures and markets various products for industrial and consumer sectors, including auto parts, flooring, water heaters and kitchenware. The financing consisted of a US$276.5 million term loan facility and a US$50 million revolving credit facility. The proceeds of the term loan facility were used by GIS to finance its acquisition of the Infun Group, a Spanish manufacturer and distributor of automotive components, to pay certain related costs and to repay existing indebtedness.
Invenergy Wind LLC and several of its subsidiaries in connection with the acquisition of, and project documents and financing for, the 70 MW Campo Palomas Wind Farm in the Salto Department of Uruguay. Invenergy purchased the project, which will require an investment of approximately US$180 million, from an Uruguayan subsidiary of Abengoa. The project financing is being provided by the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank and DNB Group. Value: US$ 161 million.
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.
Experience in Mergers & Acquisitions:
WAG payment solutions, a.s. (Eurowag), a European leading mobility solutions provider and a registered EETS provider, in its acquisition of a majority stake in ADS, a top road haulage fuel card operator in Spain and Portugal. The acquisition adds a strong presence on the Iberian transportation market to Eurowag capabilities, giving the company a significant position in the fuel sales completed to Portuguese carriers, and further increasing Eurowag portfolio in Spain. By completing this transaction Eurowag consolidated sales will reach €2 billion in 2018.
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.
Faurecia in connection with the sale of its automotive exterior business to Compagnie Plastic Omnium with a value in the amount of €665 million.
Experience in 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.