Guillermo Uribe Lara

Partner
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  • Implementation of Financial Programs

    • Represented Casa de Bolsa Banorte in the design and implementation of the biggest warrant programs in the history of Mexico
    • Represented a large construction company in the implementation of a Medium Term Notes Program ruled by Regulation S and Rule 144/A and secured by a service agreement executed with Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX)
    • Represented a U.S. financial institution in the design and implementation of a guaranty structure for loans granted to U.S. citizens for the acquisition of second homes in Mexico
    • Represented Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal in the implementation of the guaranties programs and the mortgage-backed bond (BORHIS) structure of the mortgage-backed securities (MBS)
    • Represented a Mexican financial institution in the incorporation of a Canadian fund to invest in Mexican real estate projects
    • Advised Fibra HD (FIBRHD.MX) in its debt issuance of MX$1.2 million (approximately US$66,000) under its long-term placement program. Fibra HD is a Mexican real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, owns and operates real estate properties, including industrial, commercial, office and university properties
  • Public Offerings

    • Advised Fibra UNO (FUNO11.MX) in its US$700 million follow-on equity offering, the fourth international issuance by the company since its initial public offering (IPO) in 2011
    • Represented Fibra Plus on its debut in the capital markets. The Mexican real estate investment trust (FIBRA) announced its IPO, raising MX$1.5 billion. Fibra Plus is the 11th FIBRA to be listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange. Fibra Plus shares (CBFIs) were listed at MX$15 each. Punto Casa de Bolsa and Finamex participated as lead and co-lead underwriters, respectively
    • Acted as deal counsel to Fibra Inn (FINN13) in the issuance of US$53 million in bonds expiring in 2021. The issuance will allow the Monterrey-based real estate company to collect up to US$265 million in the future
    • Represented Mexican real estate investment trust Fibra Inn in the acquisition of four hotels in Chihuahua City for nearly US$40 million. They include a Hampton Inn by Hilton, a Courtyard by Marriott and two City Express hotels. The team also helped the company gain authorization from the Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (Cofece), the Mexican antitrust commission, for the purchase
    • Represented Fibra Plus in its MX$1.58 billion initial public offering, which was registered with the Mexican Stock Exchange as the 11th FIBRA to go public since legal reforms made FIBRAs possible in 2011
    • Represented a Mexican REIT in the structuring and implementation of a debt program worth MX$5 billion (approximately US$292 million) with a five-year term, as well as the first issuance of long-term trust bonds under this program, totaling MX$1.8 billion (approximately US$16 million)
    • Advised Fibra UNO in setting up a drop-down fund worth US$387 million (MX$6 billion), the largest yet in the Mexican real estate development sector
    • Represented Fibra HD in its MX$1.5 billion (US$100 million) IPO, which was registered with the Mexican Stock Exchange as the 10th FIBRA to go public since legal reforms made FIBRAs possible in 2011
    • Represented Fibra UNO, Mexico's first publicly traded REIT, on its third global and landmark follow-on public offering, valued at US$2.5 billion
    • Represented Fibra UNO in its US$1 billion issuance of Notes (10 and 30 years tenor) internationally and listed in Ireland
    • Represented Fibra UNO in the landmark and first long-term debt program established in México for any Mexican REIT (MX$25 billion)
    • Represented Abengoa, S.A., in its US$700 million global offering of Class B shares. The offering consisted of an international offering in the U.S.
    • Represented Fibra Inn, Mexico's fourth publicly traded REIT, in a combined offering, valued at approximately US$318 million. The offering consisted of an IPO in Mexico and an international offering in the U.S. under Rule 144 A
    • Represented Merrill Lynch, Ixe-Banorte, Actinver and BTG Pactual US Capital LLC as underwriters in the global offering of real estate certificates (certificados bursátiles fiduciarios inmobiliarios/CBFIs) of Fibra Shop, Mexico's sixth publicly traded REIT. The IPO, valued at MX$4.8 billion (US$379 million), included a public offering in Mexico and an international offering in the U.S. under the Rule 144 A
    • Represented Fibra UNO, Mexico's first publicly traded REIT, in its third global public offering before the Mexican Stock Exchange and in the international markets, valued at US$1.7 billion. Under the terms of the deal, Fibra UNO offered 600 million CBFIs (shares), including an overallotment option. The deal marks the first time in Mexico that a company performed a hot deal option for the base public offer amount
    • Represented Fibra UNO in the second public offering raising US$700 million. Fibra UNO sold 373.75 million certificates in global markets in the U.S. and Europe under Rule 144A and Regulation S
    • Represented Fibra UNO in its IPO that raised MX$3.62 billion (US$300 million). Additionally, certificates were issued to contributors of the real estate properties by means of a private placement, bringing the total value of the issuance to approximately MX$8.27 billion (US$686 million). The securities were also placed in global markets in the U.S. and Europe under Rule 144A and Regulation S
    • Represented Aeropuertos Mexicanos del Pacífico in the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico public placement process
    • Represented Casa de Bolsa Finamex in the registration of the first two programs of structured notes issued by a financial institution in México for US$750 million
    • Represented Nacional Financiera, S.N.C. in the reopening and registration of the NAFTRAC program, related to the leading stock index in Mexico (BMV-IPC) for US$40 billion
    • Represented Fibra Educa (MxEDUCA18) in its debut on the Mexican Stock Exchange on June 27. Despite difficult market conditions created by the Mexican presidential election, Fibra Educa raised almost MX$9.43 billion (nearly US$500 million). Its real estate certificates (CBFIs) were listed at MX$20 each. This is the first FIBRA established to primarily acquire, own, develop, lease and operate real estate assets predominantly in the educational sector in Mexico
    • Represented Fibra Inn in its successful rights offering of US$56 million (approximately MX$1 billion); through the offering, holders of the real estate trust certificates (CBFIs) with ticker symbol FINN13 were given the exclusive right to acquire additional CBFIs in order to increase their participation in the company
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Represented a Mexican investment bank in its international merger with a New York Stock Exchange-listed company, which included an initial public offering (IPO) and the acquisition of a Mexican brokerage firm
  • Real Estate

    • Served as regular counsel to Fibra UNO in the acquisitions of real estate portfolios, including Torre Mayor, GICSA and MRP
    • Counseled Fibra Inn in the acquisition of its acquisition portfolio and other portfolios
  • Restructuring

    • Represented Fibra Inn in its successful debt restructure by means of a debt tender offer of US$97 million (MX$1.8 billion) and a new debt issuance of US$108 million (MX$2 billion), which was oversubscribed by 1.44 times
    • Represented Fibra Inn Mexico's fourth publicly traded REIT on the process of internalization of the trust's management and the early termination of the advisory contract between the trust and Asesor der Activos Prisma, S.A.P.I. de C.V.  
    • Represented the government of the state of Mexico in the public debt restructure in the amount of MX$30 billion
    • Advised a syndicate of banks in the financial restructuring of an international company engaged in the manufactured and marketing of sports goods
    • Advised a syndicate of banks in the financial restructuring of a Spanish hotel chain
  • Securitization

    • Represented the state of Chihuahua in the securitization of payroll taxes
    • Represented the agent in the securitization of local taxes of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico
    • Represented Casa de Bolsa Banorte in a toll road securitization, secured by the Municipal Bond Insurance Association (MBIA), for the Monterrey-Cadereyta toll road. The transaction was named the "2004 Infrastructure Deal of the Year" by Thompson Financial.
    • Represented a monoline company in a toll-road securitization (Libramiento de Matehuala-Matehuala Highway)
    • Represented a monoline company in the private placement of asset-backed securities (ABS) related to commercial leases rights of Terminal 1 of the biggest airport in Mexico City
  • Structured Finance

    • Assisted Estrategia Financiera, the financial advisor for the state of Baja California Sur, in a MX$1 billion structured loan, as well as the implementation of the first local infrastructure fund constituted after the Mexican National Infrastructure Fund (Fonadin)
    • Represented a German vehicle producer in a US$200 million financing for the construction of a new factory in Mexico
    • Represented a U.S. financial institution in a cross-border financing for the construction of a small luxury hotel in Acapulco
    • Represented a U.S. financial institution in a US$50 million cross-border financing for the development of a timeshare resort in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
    • Represented a Mexican financial institution and the holding company in the establishment of a financing facility for a Mexican leasing company (leveraged lease financing) to purchase equipment and the corresponding guaranties over the leases and equipment
    • Represented a U.S. financial institution in the first cross-border timeshare financing in Mexican pesos located in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo in the state of Guerrero
    • Represented the buyer of an emblematic building in Mexico City (Torre Mexicana) in the financing facility