The Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions - First Edition

The Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions - First Edition

Pages: 210

ISBN: 978-1-83862-430-9

  • £175.00

Edited by Paola Lozano and Daniel Hernández of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and containing the knowledge and experience of more than 40 leading practitioners, The Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions provides guidance that will benefit all practitioners acting in Latin American mergers and acquisitions.

M&A activity in Latin America has grown significantly in recent decades and deals are increasingly complex. This guide draws on the expertise of highly sophisticated practitioners to provide an overview of the main elements of deal-making in a region shaped by its cyclical economies and often volatile political landscape. Its aim is to be a valuable resource for business-people, investors and their advisers as they embark on an M&A transaction.

  • Introduction
    • Thomas F McLarty III, McLarty Associates

Part I: Covid-19 and Deal-Making in Latin America

  • Roundtable: Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America
    • Paola Lozano, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    • Iván Delgado, Pérez-Llorca
    • Manuel Galicia, Galicia Abogados
    • Pablo Guerrero, Barros & Errázuriz
    • Luciana Tornovsky, Demarest Advogados
    • Estanislao Olmos, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi
    • Alberto Rebaza, Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas
    • Jaime Robledo, Brigard Urrutia

Part II: Key Players in Latin American M&A

  • The Rise of Multilatinas and the Implications for M&A Deals in the Region and Beyond
    • Claudia Barrero, Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
  • Private Equity Funds and Institutional Investors in M&A
    • Maurizio Levi-Minzi, Peter A Furci, Andrew M Levine and Jonathan Adler, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Venture Capital Investments: Key terms and Avoiding the Battle of the Forms
    • Jared Roscoe and Stephen Pelliccia, SoftBank Group International
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Family-Owned Targets
    • Sergio Michelsen, Darío Laguado and Ángela García, Brigard Urrutia
  • The Role of Financial Advisers in Merger and Acquisitions
    • Nicolas Camacho and Vanessa Dager, Credit Suisse
  • Privatisations and M&A Transactions with Public Entities
    • Lina Uribe García and Juan Pablo Caicedo De Castro, Gómez-Pinzón

    Part III: New Transaction Dynamics and Evolving Trends in Latin America

    • Public M&As, Hostile Takeovers and Shareholder Activism
      • Francisco Antunes Maciel Müssnich, Monique Mavignier and Ana Paula Reis, BMA Barbosa Müssnich Aragão
    • Distressed Mergers and Acquisitions: Lessons from the Venezuela Experience
      • Fulvio Italiani and Giancarlo Carrazza, D’Empaire
    • Deal-Related Litigation in Latin America
      • Carolina Posada, Jaime Cubillos and Estefanía Ponce, Posse Herrera Ruiz

    Part IV: Select Topics Critical to Deal-Making

    • Acquisition Finance in Latin America
      • Denise Grant, Augusto Ruiloba, Lisseth Rincon and Rita Ghanem, Shearman & Sterling LLP
    • Preliminary Legal Documents in M&A Transactions
      • Pablo Mijares and Patricio Trad, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes
    • Due Diligence: A Practical Guide to Deals Involving Latin American Targets
      • Diego Pérez-Ordóñez, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce
    • Interim Operating Covenants and Closing Conditions
      • Martín Cerruti, Geraldine Ifrán and Santiago Fontana, FERRERE
    • Indemnity Escrows and Other Payment Guarantees
      • Luis Burgueño, Alberto Córdoba, Marisol Márquez and Elías Jalife, Von Wobeser y Sierra


    Paola Lozano

    Paola Lozano is a New York-based M&A partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She is the co-chair of Skadden’s Latin America Group and the head of the firm’s Spanish language corporate practice. She has also served as a member of Skadden’s Policy Committee.

    Paola has been repeatedly recognized by her clients and colleagues. Among others, she was Latin Lawyer’s 2019 International Lawyer of the Year; a New York Law Journal 2019 Distinguished Leader and Crain’s New York Business Notable Women in Law 2019. She has also been ranked by Chambers in Band 1 for Corporate M&A in Latin America (the first and only woman to achieve that ranking); and is also included as a top attorney in Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2014-2020); Latinvex Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers (2014-2020) and Latinvex Latin America Top 50 and Top 100 Female Lawyers (2013-2020).

    Her M&A practice focuses on cross- border transactions throughout the Americas and globally, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as other complex corporate matters. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, multinationals, multilatinas, private equity and venture capital funds, family offices and other privately held companies.

    She is admitted to practice in New York and Colombia.

    Daniel Hernández

    Daniel Hernández is an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He represents multinational corporations, institutional and financial investors, family offices and other privately held companies in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as other complex corporate transactions, concentrating in cross-border M&A throughout Latin America.

    He has more than 8 years of experience in cross-border M&A transactions involving Latin American parties, targets and assets, while based in New York, Brazil and Colombia. Daniel has an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School and graduated first of his class from his J.D. at Universidad del Rosario (Colombia).

    He is admitted to practice in New York and Colombia and is a Foreign Consultant admitted by the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Brazilian Bar), São Paulo section.

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