Pablo García-Nieto

Partner, Madrid



Pablo García-Nieto is a partner in the Firm's Global M&A / Corporate Group in Madrid.

His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, co-investments and restructurings, as well as private equity houses, infrastructure funds and other financial sponsor clients across the spectrum of private equity including infrastructure, real estate, energy and TMT.

His expertise in Corporate/M&A and private equity practices is highlighted through listings in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He has been also ranked as a leading lawyer in Corporate M&A Law and Private Equity Law by Best Lawyers.

Bars and Courts
Spain (Abogado)
Master Asesoría Jurídica
IE Business School
Degree in Law
Universitat Abat Oliba CEU


Representative matters include advising:

Antin Infrastructure Partners

  • on the sale of Lyntia Networks to a Axa IM Alts, Swiss Life Asset Managers and Morrison & Co*.
  • on the acquisition of Miya Group, a leading global efficiency-oriented water operator, from Bridgepoint*
  • on the €850 million acquisition of Ufinet Spain from Cinven*.
  • on the disposal of Axión Infraestructuras de Telecomunicaciones to AMP Capital*.
  • on the intended acquisition of Encampus Residencias de Estudiantes and Siresa, one of the leading student acommodation players in Spain*.
  • on the acquisition of Westerleigh Group*.
  • jointly with RREEF Infrastructure, on all legal aspects related to the acquisition of a 90% equity interest in Andasol-1 and Andasol 2, two thermosolar power plants from ACS in Spain*.


  • on the €840 million sale of their 41.5% stake in Atlantica Yield to the Canadian company Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp*.
  • on the tender process for the sale of their biodiesel plants in Europe to Trilantic Capital Partners*.


  • on the disposal of Autovía del Camino, a Spanish concessionaire company dedicated to the construction, maintenance and operation of a highway in the North of Spain, to UBS Infrastructure*.
  • on the acquisition of Vertex Energy (the European bioethanol business owned by Trilantic Capital Partners*.

DIF Infrastructure

  • on the acquisition of Itevelesa, the second largest private Spanish provider of vehicle periodic technical inspection (PTI) services, with 72 inspection centres and 20 mobile units in 11 regions*.
  • on the acquisition of 33.34% of OHL's stake in the New Toledo hospital PPP project, considered the largest hospital complex in Europe*.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) on its €417 million acquisition of a one-third stake in Acciona Energía International*.

Asterion Industrial Partners on the acquisition of Telefónica group's radio-links network in Spain from Telefónica de España and Telefónica Móviles España*.

Lyntia Networks, a portfolio company of Antin Infrastructure Partners:

  • on the acquisition of Iberdrola's optic fibre network*
  • on the acquisition of Endesa's optic fibre network*
  • on the acquisition of Towernet Infraestructuras and Codinet*
  • on more than 120 acquisition of FTTH assets and backhaul fibre optic network from Avatel (including fibre cables, OLTS and related equipment) in certain municipalities across Spain*.

Telefónica on the €13,5 billion sale of O2 to Hutchinson Whampoa*.

Magnum Capital Partners

  • on the acquisition of SunMedia Group*.
  • on the acquisition of Digital Talent Group*.
  • on the acquisition of a majority stake in ITA Clinic BCN, a leading company in the Spanish healthcare sector, and its subsequent sale to Korian Group*.
  • on the acquisition of Orliman Group, a company engaged in the production and sale of orthopaedic products*.
  • on the acquisition of Iberchem, a group of companies involved in the production of fragances and flavours* .
  • on the sale of Centro Médico Teknon, a leading hospital in the Spanish private healthcare sector*.

Meridia Capital

  • on the acquisition of 49% stake in Porteromania, owner of the brand FutbolEmotion*.
  • on the acquisition of 95% of the share capital of Zummo Innovaciones Mecánicas (ZIM)*.

*Experience prior to joining White & Case