Jorge U. Juantorena’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, finance, and corporate governance.

He concentrates on cross-border transactions, principally in Latin America.

Jorge joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 2000.

Notable Experiences

  • Pemex in its international capital markets and liability management transactions, including:

    • over $70 billion in global offerings of debt securities, including:
      • €4.25 billion Reg S bond offering, the largest euro denominated emerging-market corporate bond offering on record;
      • $6 billion debt offering, the largest ever by a Mexican company; and 
      • Ps. 17 billion offering of “Euroclearable” Cebures, the first offering of corporate debt securities governed by Mexican law to clear through Euroclear;
    • several landmark liability management transactions targeting over $60 billion in outstanding securities through a combination of tender offers and exchange offers; and
    • successful solicitation of consents from the holders of more than 40 series of over $40 billion of debt.
  • United Mexican States in several international capital markets transactions, including:

    • over $10 billion in bond offerings, including:
      • €750 million inaugural SDG bond offering, a new type of bond linked to the UN’s sustainable development goals.
  • Issuers and underwriters in several IPOs, including:

    • The IPOs of Mexico’s three airport groups (ASUR, OMA, and GAP), which raised over $2 billion as part of the opening of the airport sector to private investment;
    • Nemak’s Rule 144A/Reg S $690.6 million global IPO;
    • Grupo GICSA’s Rule 144A/Reg S $420 million global IPO;
    • IEnova, one of the largest private energy companies in Mexico, in its $600 million IPO and $1.45 billion follow-on offering;
    • Hoteles City Express in its $197 million Rule 144A/Reg S IPO and subsequent $195 million follow-on equity offering;
    • Terrafina in its $610 million IPO and $340 million follow-on equity offering;
    • Macquarie Mexican REIT’s Ps. 16.1 billion IPO and Ps. 4.23 billion follow-on equity offering;
    • Unifin Financiera’s Rule 144A/Reg S $240 million global IPO; and
    • Grupo Rotoplas’ Rule 144A/Reg S $260 million global IPO.
  • Comisión Federal de Electricidad in over $10 billion of global bonds.

  • Orbia in its $1.1 billion inaugural sustainability-linked bond offering, its $328 million abbreviated cash tender offer, and its Rule 144A/Reg S $750 million global bond offering.

  • Grupo GICSA in a novel real estate structured finance transaction involving concurrent offerings of three series of senior secured notes, one series of junior notes, and a bridge loan.

  • Industrias Peñoles in its Rule 144A/Reg S debut bond offerings for $1.1 billion, and subsequent $600 million Rule 144A/Reg S bond offering.

  • Banco Inbursa in its Rule 144A/Reg S $1 billion senior notes offering.

  • Fresnillo in its $850 million Rule 144A/Reg S bond offering and concurrent tender offer.

  • Unifin Financiera’s $400 million inaugural Rule 144A/Reg S high-yield bond offering and its $128 million exchange offer.

  • Grupo Bimbo’s Rule 144A/Reg S $1.3 billion senior notes offering and Bimbo Bakeries USA’s $600 million Rule 144A/Reg S notes offering.

  • Liverpool’s Rule 144A/Reg S $300 million inaugural bond offering.

  • IEnova as underwriters counsel in its $840 million debut Rule 144A/Reg S global bond offering, the proceeds of which were used for the development of two solar farms, and its subsequent $800 million Rule 144A/Reg S bond offering.

  • Southern Copper’s SEC-registered $2 billion notes offering.

  • Kio Network’s Rule 144A/Reg S $500 million inaugural bond offering.

  • Grupo Posadas and its affiliate Operadora del Golfo de Mexico S.A. de C.V., the largest hotel operator in Mexico, in their successful $392.6 million restructuring.

  • Santander Mexico in Santander Spain’s 2019 exchange offer and 2021 tender offer to acquire the issued and outstanding Series B shares of Santander Mexico and ADSs not already owned by Santander Spain.

  • Corpbanca and Itau Unibanco’s merger agreement, following which the new entity became the fourth-largest private bank in Chile.

  • Operadora de Sites Mexicanos in its inaugural debt offering of Ps. 3.5 billion.

  • Nemak’s sustainability-linked bond offerings for €500 million and $500 million.

  • Alfa’s Rule 144A/Reg S $1 billion inaugural global bond offering.

  • Citizens Financial Group’s $600 million exchange and tender offers and subsequent subordinated notes exchange offer.

  • Prudential Financial’s aggregate $1.2 million fixed rates notes offerings under its global medium term notes program.

  • Alkermes Public Limited Company in its $250 million direct registered sale.

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