Overview

Alexandra Aguirre is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office. Ms. Aguirre focuses her practice on international mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures and cross-border financing transactions, as well as private equity and venture capital investments throughout Latin America and the United States.

Ms. Aguirre also advises families and their family offices in matters relating to running a privately held business by providing tailored corporate advice, including corporate and family governance structure, policies and procedures, succession planning, building and preserving business value, liquidity alternatives, and exit strategies.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Aguirre was an attorney for an global law firm in its Miami office.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Grupo Ganfer in connection with its joint venture with NatureSweet, a U.S. grower and seller of tomatoes
  • Represented Fundación Nasser para el Desarrollo Educativo de Centroamerica Laureate Education Inc. (Fundacion Nasser) on its agreement with Laureate Education Inc. to transfer control of Fundempresa, which manages Laureate's operations in Honduras, including Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC) and Centro Universitario Tecnológico (CEUTEC)
  • Represented a leading provider of outsourcing services in Latin America in an investment by a private equity firm
  • Represented a leading provider of outsourcing services in Latin America in its acquisition of a leading airline call-center operator
  • Represented the owners of a 50 percent interest in an agricultural product distributor in its acquisition of the remaining 50 percent stake from a multinational chemical company
  • Represented the shareholders of an Argentinian agribusiness company in its sale of an equity stake for US$100 million to a private equity firm focused on investments in South America
  • Represented a Guatemalan consumer products distributor in the acquisition of a Latin American bleach brand from a multinational consumer goods corporation
  • Represented a Guatemalan food flavoring business in its sale to a Swiss producer and distributor of flavor and fragrance extracts
  • Represented a minority shareholder in the sale of its shares of a franchise owner in Mexico and Central America
  • Represented a leading tower operator in the U.S. in its decision to invest in the Costa Rican wireless communications tower sector through the acquisition, via its subsidiary, of 100 percent of the outstanding stock of a Costa Rican tower company
  • Represented a privately held company based in Miami and best known for several leading Hispanic coffee brands in the US$360 million sale of its coffee brands and business operations to a U.S. food and beverage manufacturer
  • Represented the consortium of investors in its acquisition of the business and assets of the Latin American and Caribbean operations of a leading global restaurant chain; the agreement, valued at more than US$700 million, resulted in the sale of approximately 1,600 existing restaurants in 18 jurisdictions
  • Represented a Central American call-center company in a joint venture with a Canadian publicly traded company
  • Represented a local financial group in a joint venture in Mexico with an international financial institution for the launch of a credit card program
  • Represented a leading hybrid corn and agricultural seed developer and seed production company with operations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela in its sale to a U.S. agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company
  • Represented a Salvadoran financial conglomerate in the sale of a majority interest to a leading Panamanian financial institution; the transaction was conducted by a public tender offer through the Salvadoran Stock Exchange
  • Represented one of the oldest banks in Central America as U.S. counsel in its merger with a Guatemalan bank, creating a financial institution with US$3.7 billion in assets
  • Represented a Salvadoran financial institution in its US$900 million sale to Colombia's largest full-service financial institution conducted through simultaneous tender offers in Panama and El Salvador
  • Represented Costa Rica's largest privately owned bank as U.S. counsel in its US$293.5 million sale to one of Canada's largest financial institutions, through a tender offer conducted through the Stock Exchange of Costa Rica
  • Represented a Panamanian company in the US$145 million sale of a publicly traded Costa Rican manufacturing company with 30 subsidiaries located throughout Latin America to a French/Belgian conglomerate
  • Represented a Salvadoran manufacturer and distributor of cotton fabrics in connection with the sale of its textile manufacturing plant located in El Salvador to a U.S. publicly traded corporation
  • Represented an investor group in the formation and launch of a low-cost airline operating in Mexico

  • Represented SoftBank's Latin America Fund in connection with a Series A investment round in Digibee, a low-code integration platform
  • Delivery Hero and DX Ventures in connection with a USD250m Series D investment in Facily, a Latin American social commerce marketplace
  • Represented SoftBank in a joint venture with WeWork, the leading flexible space provider, that allows SoftBank's Latin America Fund the exclusive right to operate the WeWork brand in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico
  • Represented SoftBank in its sale of a majority stake in Brightstar Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank and the global leader of end-to-end device lifecycle solutions for carriers, retailers and enterprise, managing mobile devices, to Brightstar Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs and management team
  • Represented SoftBank in connection with a Series C financing round led by SoftBank's Latin America Fund in Brazilian data science company Cortex
  • Represented SoftBank in connection with a Series B financing round led by SoftBank's Latin America Fund totaling US$125 million in AlphaCredit, one of the fastest growing technology-enabled financial platforms in Latin America
  • Represented SoftBank's Latin America Fund and Riverwood Capital in their leading a 500 million Brazilian reais Series B funding round for Gupy, a Brazilian digital human resources startup

  • Represented a Salvadoran retailer in connection with US$300 million multicurrency financings secured by assets in 11 Caribbean jurisdictions; acquisition consummated in part through public offers in Jamaica and Barbados
  • Represented GTP Torres CR, S.R.L. in a US$80 million term loan facility with Citibank N.A. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in Costa Rica, for the acquisition of cellphone tower assets and ground lease assets from Centennial Tower S.A. and the construction and development of greenfield cellphone towers

Credentials

Education
  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Babson College, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • New York
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Legal 500 USA, Corporate and M&A, 2022
  • Legal 500 Latin America, City Focus: Miami, 2022
  • Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers, Latinvex, Corporate/M&A, 2019-2021
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2019
  • 40 Under 40, The M&A Advisor, 2015

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