Luisa is an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and a member of the Latin America Interest Group in the Firm's Houston office. Luisa represents corporate clients and private equity funds in connection with complex domestic and global mergers, acquisitions and equity investments in a broad range of industries and largely with a focus in Latin America.
Her experience in Latin America includes investments in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
Luisa is recognized by "The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch" for Mergers and Acquisitions in each of the last four years (2021 - 2024) and as a "Rising Star" by Legal 500 Latin America in 2023.
Energy & Infrastructure:
Representation of EnCap Investments L.P., a leading private equity firm specializing in the energy industry, in its sale of a 50 percent stake in Broad Reach Power LLC, one of the premier independent utility-scale energy storage and renewable energy platforms in the United States and a portfolio company of EnCap, to affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc.
Representation of Solek Latam Holding SpA, a Chilean subsidiary of Solek Holding SE, on negotiating and signing a framework agreement to develop, build and sell solar projects in Chile pursuant to which BlackRock's Global Renewable Power Fund III has agreed to purchase up to 200 MWs of qualifying projects.
Representation of Arroyo Energy Investment Partners on its acquisition of Gasmar S.A from Empresas Gasco S.A. and Abastible S.A. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Empresas Copec S.A.). Gasmar S.A., a Chilean company, owns and operates the largest LPG terminal on the Pacific Coast of South America.
Representation of IHS Holding Limited (IHS Towers), one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count, on its acquisition of Centennial Towers' Brazilian and Colombian tower operations.
Representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation in its US$2.685 billion sale of International-Matex Tank Terminals, a bulk liquid terminals business, to Riverstone Holdings LLC.
Representation of Brazil maritime services provider OceanPact Serviços Marítimos S.A. on its acquisition of UP Offshore (Uruguay) S.A. and its controlled companies, including 8 vessels used in deep-water oil production.
Representation of a global developer and operator of power assets in a strategic alliance with a Colombian public utility company for the development of clean energy projects totaling approximately 500 MW of generation capacity.
Technology / Fintech:
Representation of Itaú Unibanco, the largest private sector bank in Brazil, in connection with its agreement to acquire an initial 35% stake in Avenue Controle Cayman Ltd., a leading broker-dealer for Brazilian investors, followed by the acquisition of a controlling stake in the company.
Representation of Alpha Capital S.A.S. and Vive Creditos Kusida S.A.S., leading payroll loan lenders in Colombia, on the bankruptcy mandated sale of their loan portfolios in Colombia to CFG Partners.
Representation of Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FEAC), a SPAC, in its US$4.3 billion business combination with Skillz Inc., a mobile-gaming company based in California.
Industrial / Manufacturing:
Representation of ExxonMobil in the disposition of its Santoprene TPV elastomers business to Celanese Corporation for $1.15 billion.
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.
Representation of Avon Rubber p.l.c., an innovative technology group, specializing in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and respiratory protection systems, on its strategic acquisition of 3M's ballistic-protection business in the US and the rights to the Ceradyne brand.
Representation of Daikin Applied in the acquisition of a Panama-based contractor with subsidiaries in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama and Peru.
Representation of Brookfield Asset Management in its take private of HomeServe Plc, an emergency home repair services business operating in EMEA, North America, and Japan, for $5.04 billion.
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.
Representation of one of Mexico's largest infrastructure developers in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in the Four Seasons Caye Chapel Resort on the island of Caye Chapel, Belize. The resort will include a high-end luxury hotel operated under the Four Seasons brand, private residences, a marina and a brand new 18-hole championship golf course.
Representation of Apollomics, Inc., a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company, on its US$899 million definitive agreement for a business combination with Maxpro Capital Acquisition Corp.
Named as a "Rising Star" by Legal 500 Latin America in 2023
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch" for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Best Lawyers, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024