Alejandro González Lazzeri’s practice focuses on cross-border banking and corporate financing transactions, primarily in Latin America.

Bio

Mr. González Lazzeri plays a major role in the firm’s representation of investment banks, commercial banks and other financial institutions, strategic investors and corporations on a range of financing transactions in Latin America and the Caribbean, including syndicated loans, acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, bridge loans, asset-based loans, project financings, and debt and equity securities offerings in the international capital markets.

Recent banking representations include:

  • Credit Suisse and BBVA Bancomer, as lenders of a $1.55 billion senior bridge facility to GMexico Transportes a subsidiary of Grupo México to acquire Florida East Coast Holdings Corporation from Fortress Investment Group LLC;
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch as lead arranger and the lenders in a $1.1 billion secured syndicated term loan facility to Minera Frisco to finance the acquisition of AuRico Gold México, S.A. de C.V. from AuRico Gold Inc.;
  • Bank of America and JPMorgan as joint lead arrangers of a $1 billion revolving credit facility to Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation;
  • Bank of America and HSBC as global coordinators and mandated lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, and the syndicate of lenders in a $1 billion syndicated credit facility to Empresas Públicas de Medellín E.S.P.;
  • BBVA, Banco Itaú and Scotiabank as lead arrangers in a $645 million syndicated loan to Empresa de Energía de Bogotá in connection with its acquisition of equity interests in Transportadora de Gas Internacional;
  • HSBC Bank, Mizuho Bank and Bank of Tokyo as lead arrangers of a $1.5 billion syndicated credit facility and Banamex in a $500 million senior credit facility to Coca-Cola FEMSA to finance its acquisition of SPAIPA in Brazil;
  • HSBC Bank and Citibank in connection with $700 million in credit facilities provided to Coca-Cola FEMSA;
  • Americas Mining Corporation, a subsidiary of Grupo México, in a $1.5 billion senior secured credit facility;
  • Cinépolis in a $650 million financing, including a $350 million and MXP5.7 billion term and revolving credit facilities;
  • Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. in a:
    • $2 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of lenders;
    • $2 billion senior credit facility to finance its acquisition of Canada Bread;
    • $1.3 billion senior credit facility to finance its acquisition of the fresh bakery business of Sara Lee; and
    • €300 million revolving credit facility.
  • Grupo México in a $275 million syndicated credit facility to finance the acquisition of two jack-up oil drilling rigs and two modular platform rigs to be leased to Petróleos Mexicanos;
  • Organizacion Soriana, S.A.B. de C.V. in a $500 million credit facility provided by The Bank of Takyo-Mitsubishi for the acquisition of Comercial Mexicana.

Recent corporate finance representations include:

  • BBVA, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs as underwriters in Fomento Económico Mexicano $1 billion placement of bonds in the international capital markets;
  • BBVA, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank as initial purchasers in a $1 billion Regulation S offering of 1.75% senior notes due 2023 by Fomento Económico Mexicano;
  • Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan and Mitsubishi as underwriters in a $2.15 billion offering of senior notes by Coca-Cola FEMSA;
  • Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. in several Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of senior unsecured notes in an aggregate principal amount in excess of $2 billion;
  • GMexico Transportes, S.A.B. de C.V. in its $1 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S initial public offering and listing on the Mexican Stock Exchange;
  • El Puerto de Liverpool, S.A.B. de C.V. in its:
    • inaugural $300 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 3.95% senior notes due 2024; and
    • $750 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 3.875% senior notes due 2026;
  • Kimberly-Clark de México, S.A.B. de C.V., in its:
    • inaugural $250 million offering of 3.8% notes due 2024; and
    • $250 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 3.25% senior unsecured notes due 2025;
  • Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Itau BBA as initial purchasers in a $1 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 5.125% senior notes due 2023 by Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.;
  • Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, HSBC and Itau BBA as initial purchasers in a $1.3 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 5.375% senior unsecured notes due 2019 and a $300 million Rule 144A/Regulation S add-on offering of 7.25% senior unsecured notes due 2021 by Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.;
  • Merrill Lynch, GBM, Goldman Sachs and Santander as global coordinators and initial purchasers in the $251 million Rule 144A/Regulation S initial public offering and listing on the Mexican Stock Exchange of Grupo Rotoplas; and
  • Southern Copper Corporation, a subsidiary of Grupo México in its $2 billion registered public offering of unsecured notes.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., Northwestern University School of Law (Fulbright Scholar)
  • J.D., Universidad Iberoamericana

Admissions

  • New York
  • Mexico

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Alejandro Gonzalez Lazzeri