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Simon Micha Kurc joined White & Case in 2012. His practice areas include, among others, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and banking and securities.
Represented The Abraaj Group, a leading private equity investor in global growth markets and its subsidiary in Mexico, Abraaj Mexico Advisers, S.A. de C.V., in connection with a ten year offering of CKDs issued by a trust (the CKD Fund) for a total amount of MXN 3.152 billion (approximately US$188 Million).The Abraaj-managed CKD Fund will provide growth capital investments to Mexican mid-cap businesses. The investors in CKDs include several Mexican private pension funds, insurance companies and high net worth individuals.
Represented BlackRock Inc. in the acquisition of Infraestructura Institucional, S. de R.L. de C.V. (I Cuadrada), a Mexican leading independently managed firm in Mexico which invests across a broad range of infrastructure projects in Mexico. The transaction required certain regulatory and corporate approvals, including antitrust clearance.
Represented BNP Paribas Personal Finance, S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, E.R., as issuer, and BNP Paribas, as guarantor, in a first Mexican pesos-denominated issuance of CBs (Certificados Bursátiles) for a total amount of MXN 1,100 million, publicly offered in the Mexican securities market, issued under its locally registered CB Program, at a floating interest rate (TIIE), plus 0.40 basis points and maturing in December 2018. The notes proceeds will be used by BNP Paribas Personal Finance for general corporate matters, in particular granting loans to its clients.
Represented Afore Afirme Bajío, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican pension fund manager in the sale of 100 percent of its portfolio. The portfolio was acquired for MXN$212 million (US$16.3 million) by Profuturo G.N.P., S.A. de C.V. Afore, a subsidiary of Grupo GNP.
Represented Capital I Reserva in the amendment of the business plan of the Capitaland CKD fund, including the authorization process before the National Banking and Securities Commission.
Represented Fin Útil, S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. (FinUtil), a Mexican financial institution focused on granting micro loans to low income individuals, through coupons granted by means of a network of individuals that act as distributors, in its second issuance in the Mexican market of MXN 300 million (US$25 million) due 2017. The issuance was made under FinUtil's MXN 1 billion (approximately US$76 million) program authorized by the Mexican Banking and Securities Commission.
Represented SGFP México, S. de R.L de C.V. as issuer and Société Générale as guarantor in a fourth dollar-denominated CBs (Certificados Bursátiles) issuance for a total amount of US$10 million, issued under its local CB Program.