Creditors in $15 Billion Restructuring of CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V.
August 14, 2009
Cleary Gottlieb is advising the creditors steering committee (composed of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Banco Santander, S.A., Citigroup Global Markets Limited, HSBC Bank plc, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and BNP Paribas) of CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., in connection with its restructuring of approximately $15 billion of indebtedness. The restructured debt includes over $14 billion of syndicated, bilateral and derivative bank debt (for a total of more than 70 participating banks) and over $850 million of U.S. private placement debt. The restructuring process started in March 2009, the agreements were signed and the transaction closed on August 14.
As of December 31, 2008, the Mexican company CEMEX is the third largest cement company in the world, based on an installed capacity of approximately 95.6 million tons and the largest ready-mix concrete company worldwide, with annual sales volumes of approximately 77.3 million cubic meters. CEMEX primarily engages in the production, distribution, marketing and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and clinker.