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Sergio Márquez joined the firm in 2006 and he has focused his practice in advising and structuring transactions in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and banking. Sergio has acted as legal counsel in the authorization and incorporation process of financial institutions and advised diverse corporations, both public and private, in general corporate matters and ongoing compliance.
Sergio has advised local and foreign banks and corporations in structuring and negotiating loans and he has participated in debt restructuring processes. He has also advised several companies in the issuance of debt and capital securities and their listing on the Mexican Stock Exchange.
In 2013, Sergio was transferred for one year to our offices in New York as a foreign legal consultant. During this time he was involved primarily in the capital markets field, advising Latin American issuers and initial purchasers in high yield and investment grade offerings, pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144A. In July 2014 Sergio resumed his position in our Mexico City office as an associate and he has focused his practice across the mergers and acquisitions and the capital markets teams.
Provide legal counsel to Banco Santander, HSBC Mexico and Bank of Nova Scotia as lead banks on US$326.5 million senior secured acquisition financing for Grupo Industrial Saltillo, as borrower. Grupo Industral Saltillo 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 $50 million revolving credit facility.
Deal counsel in the establishment of a dual program by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. to issue short and long term debt instruments listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange as a recurrent issuer (emisor recurrente), up to a revolving amount of MXN$9 billion in the Mexican market, as well as (i) in the first two offerings under such program for the aggregate amount of MXN$2.6 billion in 2015, (ii) a reopening of the existing issuances for an additional amount of MXN$1.1 billion in 2016, (iii) the third issuance under the program for an amount of MXN$1.5 billion in 2016, and (iv) the fourth issuance under the program for an amount of MXN$1.5 billion in 2017.
Represented a syndicate of banks in a term loan granted to finance the acquisition of shares representing 49% of the capital stock of Grupo Viva Aerobus, S.A. de C.V.
Provide legal counsel to BlackRock Inc. in structuring and setting up an investment vehicle funded with US$70 million contributed by the Mexican trust issuer of notes denominated certificados de capital de desarrollo (CKDs) managed by I Cuadrada, an entity later acquired by BlackRock. The funds contributed to the investment vehicle will be directed to an infrastructure project in Mexico to construct and operate a gas pipeline named Los Ramones II.
Represented Controladora Mexicana de Aeropuertos, (CMA) in the US$222 million acquisition from Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias, a Spanish subsidiary of infrastructure conglomerate Abertis (Abertis), of its 33 percent in AMP, the controlling entity of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP). GAP is a public company listed on both the Mexican and New York Stock that operates 12 airport concessions in Mexico. The transaction included the exercise of a right of first refusal by CMA. Previously, Sergio represented CMA in more than two years of corporate disputes with Aena Desarrollo Internacional, a Spanish government-owned airport operator (AENA) and Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias.
Represented Grupo Coppel, in the MXN$1 billion acquisition of the conglomerate of companies related to the Viana brand, a local retailer in Mexico City and certain surrounding States.
Legal counsel of Oleoducto Central S.A., owner and operator of Colombia's largest crude oil pipeline (the Ocensa Pipeline) and operator of Colombia's primary crude oil export facility (the Port of Coveñas), in connection with its inaugural Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of US$500 million 4.000% senior unsecured notes due 2021. The notes were listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.